Louise Brooks — photographed by Edward Steichen

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13 comments

  1. Heather in Arles

    One of the all-time Iconic Hollywood photos…and the very definition of the word “smoulder”…
    Is this a Birthday gift for Mr. George Kaplan?
    Happy Birthday Mr K–we all adore you!

  2. Huzzah!!! The happiest of birthdays to Mr. Kaplan!!!
    It’s a birthday greeting (always) AND a lead-in to talk about #teamgloria’s book, How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World, in a little over an hour.

  3. George Kaplan

    The image of our Ms Brooks is simply gosh golly wow!
    Dearest Heather, thank you so much for your lovely words, they touched my heart. Hugs, George

    • “For two extraordinary years I have been working on it – learning to write – but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. You make yourself better than anybody, then worse than anybody, and when you finally come to see you are “like” everybody – that is the bitterest blow of all to the ego. But in the end it is only the truth, no matter how ugly or shameful, that is right, that fits together, that makes real people, and strangely enough – beauty…” Louise Brooks “Lulu in Hollywood”

  4. Ah, my beautiful girl. I remember seeing her smile – in ‘Pandora’s Box’, maybe? – she positively glittered: sound was not needed to portray her mischievous joy. She was a beauty, an icon – but how many knew her as a wonderful actress? (and a brilliant writer!)

    And one day I will get the cutters at Fantastic Sams to understand what a bob is.

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