Iconic Bob Hair Flapper Louise Brooks Rare Vintage The Show Off Photograph 1926

Iconic Bob Hair Flapper Louise Brooks Rare Vintage The Show Off Photograph 1926

Iconic Bob Hair Flapper Louise Brooks Rare Vintage The Show Off Photograph 1926

Iconic Bob Hair Flapper Louise Brooks Rare Vintage The Show Off Photograph 1926

We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changed assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. All sell no reserve! ITEM: No single person captures the spirit of the jazz age like Louise Brooks. A fashion, style, and cultural trendsetter, Brooks found a place in every important part of roaring twenties culture. From the Lost Generation expatriate communities of Europe, to modern dance, to avant-garde and popular Hollywood silent film. The iconic cult Hollywood star’s enduring popularity and her scandalous and brief career in film mean that vintage portraits of Brooks are hard to find. This beautiful and scarce Louise Brooks portrait is a superb view of the roaring twenties flapper vamp. A stunning key book still portrait of the bobbed beauty with co-star Claire McDowell in a scene from the silent film, “The Show Off” (1926). Spectacularly rare and undeniably engaging, this was a foreign market promotional photo as seen by the Pura Parada notation to verso. Measures 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ with trimmed margins on a glossy paper stock. CONDITION: Fine condition with trimmed margins. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. Mary Louise Brooks, also known by her childhood name of Brooksie, was born in the midwestern town of Cherryvale, Kansas, on November 14, 1906. She began dancing at an early age with the Denishawn Dancers (which was how she left Kansas and went to New York) and then with George White’s Scandals before joining the Ziegfeld Follies, but became one of the most fascinating and alluring personalities ever to grace the silver screen. She was always compared to her Lulu role in Pandora’s Box (1929), which was filmed in 1928. Her performances in A Girl in Every Port (1928) and Beggars of Life (1928), both filmed in 1928, proved to all concerned that Louise had real talent. She became known, mostly, for her bobbed hair style. Thousands of women were attracted to that style and adopted it as their own. As you will note by her photographs, she was no doubt the trend setter of the 1920s with her Buster Brown-Page Boy type hair cut, much like today’s women imitate stars. Because of her dark haired look and being the beautiful woman that she was, plus being a modern female, she was not especially popular among Hollywood’s clientele. She just did not go along with the norms of the film society. Louise really came into her own when she left Hollywood for Europe. There she appeared in a few German productions which were very well made and continued to prove she was an actress with an enduring talent. Until she ended her career in film in 1938, she had made only 25 movies. After that, she spent most of her time reading and painting. She also became an accomplished writer, authoring a number of books, including her autobiography. On August 8, 1985, Louise died of a heart attack in Rochester, New York. She was 78 years old. IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson. The item “Iconic Bob Hair Flapper Louise Brooks Rare Vintage The Show Off Photograph 1926″ is in sale since Thursday, January 14, 2016. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Photographs\Pre-1940\Black & White”. The seller is “grapefruitmoongallery” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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