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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1920s Great, yet simple Louise Brooks shot.

1920s Great, yet simple Louise Brooks shot.

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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 (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: the girl with the first "it" hairstyle

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

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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, a slightly different look

louise brooks, a slightly different look

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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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