“I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife.”
Louise Brooks was famous for about half a decade (1926-31)
but she was one of the most interesting actresses of the silent era,
and in her hairstyle possibly one of the most influential.
Her life is well worth reading about.
“I have been taking stock of my 50 years since I left Wichita in 1922 at the age of 15 to become a dancer with Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. How I have existed fills me with horror. For I have failed in everything — spelling, arithmetic, riding, tennis, golf, dancing, singing, acting, wife, mistress, whore, friend. Even cooking. And I do not excuse myself with the usual escape of ‘not trying.’ I tried with all my heart.”
Louise Brooks was born in Kansas in 1906 and died on August 8th 198
3 notes, August 8, 2012