U.S. CINEMA. DANCE. STYLE. Louise Brooks  ( 1906 –1985),  ca. 1923.  American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing  the flapper style. Flappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and listened to jazz. Flappers were seen as brash for, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking and driving automobiles. Flappers had their origins in the Roaring Twenties  and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end…

U.S. CINEMA. DANCE. STYLE. Louise Brooks ( 1906 –1985), ca. 1923. American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the flapper style. Flappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and listened to jazz. Flappers were seen as brash for, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking and driving automobiles. Flappers had their origins in the Roaring Twenties and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end…

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Louise Brooks, she's on the NYRB cover of Adolfo Bioy Casares' 'The Invention of Morel'

Louise Brooks, she's on the NYRB cover of Adolfo Bioy Casares' 'The Invention of Morel'

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Louise Brooks (1906–1985), American dancer and actress, best known as the lead in three feature films made in Europe: Pandora's Box (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), and Prix de Beauté (Miss Europe, 1930).

Louise Brooks (1906–1985), American dancer and actress, best known as the lead in three feature films made in Europe: Pandora's Box (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), and Prix de Beauté (Miss Europe, 1930).

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Louise Brooks - She always looks so modern (contermporary). You would think this was a 1990's photo - wouldn't you?

Louise Brooks - She always looks so modern (contermporary). You would think this was a 1990's photo - wouldn't you?

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Louise Brooks: the girl with the first "it" hairstyle

Louise Brooks: the girl with the first "it" hairstyle

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louise brooks, a slightly different look

louise brooks, a slightly different look

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Candid shot of Louise Brooks.  I like her even better relaxed and not artificially posed.

Candid shot of Louise Brooks. I like her even better relaxed and not artificially posed.

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Louise Brooks- made this the flawless bob famous. No one wears it better ;)

Louise Brooks- made this the flawless bob famous. No one wears it better ;)

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"There was an actress she'd seen named Louise Brookes who had a haircut that Isabelle had copied." (Selznick 203)

"There was an actress she'd seen named Louise Brookes who had a haircut that Isabelle had copied." (Selznick 203)

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(This is Louise Brooks) Women have now cut their hair short, with the, “bob” style. Very similar to men. Also their makeup consisted with rouge, lipstick,

(This is Louise Brooks) Women have now cut their hair short, with the, “bob” style. Very similar to men. Also their makeup consisted with rouge, lipstick,

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