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Louise Brooks: Crazy Beautiful

I didn’t know much about her. What drew me to the clip was the astonishing quality of the restoration, which is simply magnificent and maybe the best I have ever seen. 

Here is Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box (1929), looking like it was shot yesterday: 

Out of all of the Silent Era glamour queens, she is, to me, the only one who looks absolutely modern in every way. And there is no question she comes off that way. 

Here’s a nice 20 minute documentary on the life of Louise Brooks if you want to know more: 

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Steven Neil
January 8, 2024 8:48 PM

Evidently you can’t delete a comment?

Last edited 12 days ago by Steven Neil
Keith Jackson
January 7, 2024 3:29 PM

not my type, I guess. wholesomeness deficient.

Jay Karamales
January 7, 2024 11:13 AM

She was radiant. It’s amazing that that film was made much closer to the Civil War than we are to 1929. The radical changes in culture–clothing, hairstyles, lifestyles–that took place in the wake of World War I make most of the change we have seen in our lifetimes look trivial.

Keith Thomson
January 6, 2024 10:10 PM

I dunno, the dress and hair style look very 1920’s flapper to me, not really modern. The face though could pass for modern.