Louise Brooks :: Anti Actor

Being remembered for her iconic look more than for being
 a movie star, would have been just fine with Louise Brooks.

She hated Hollywood and didn't believe in acting . . .
just in being yourself, which she found much more challenging.
Spend some time with Louise and documentarian Richard Leacock
in this rare four part interview .  She recalls the decadence of
Berlin  and Paris in the 20's, as well as why she was chosen
to be Lulu in Pandora's Box over Marlene Dietrich. 
(At 25, Miss Dietrich was far too old !)


Collage: Layered Louise by studio Judith


David Toms said...

Ahh, Louise Brooks! A favourite of mine!

Ingrid Mida said...

I love her attitude and her bangs!

Christine H. said...

What can I say? I have always been a Louise Brooks fan, and this is absolutely fabulous. I think she would have liked it too.

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Linda Sue said...

wonderful find! LOVE her! Your art still sends me into raptures! Very awesome indeed! I LOVE what you do!

Chrisy said...

oh gosh i must get back here after some sleep and listen to that interview...you manage to find some fascinating things for us darlin...sending you a hug across the miles (when are they going to invent that 'wriggle you nose and be anywhere' kind of travel...i'd be over for a chat!)

Ingrid Mida said...

Dear Judith,
I just found out that Lillian Bassman died. Remember her lovely photo - I think I first discovered her work through you. She was 94.
I hope all is well with you. Happy Valentines.