Artists in Action #361


Louise Brooks crosses her legs alluringly

9 comments:

Christopher Newton said...

Ah, the Black Helmet. In her day, she not only could cross her legs alluringly - she was the most alluring woman alive.

PS: I am relieved so see Joan Blondell back in her rightful place as Charlie Parker's goddess. When I dropped by last night she was gone and I was afraid in your redo she had been left on the cutting room floor.

Vanwall said...

Brooksie had gams, lips, eyes, hair, that were all so alluring; sure, she had that dancer's small-breasted soma-type, but few women will ever match her in sex appeal, if any.

Robert April said...

Was there anything that Louise Brooks didn't do alluringly? I can sort of imagine her eating her corn flakes, reading names out of a phone book, and checking the ph levels of your soil alluringly. 'Specially that last bit.

Vanwall said...

I will never look at my lawn the same again! Yum! Thank you so very much!

Christopher Newton said...

Not only is Louise the flapper babe of the century - she was also a wonderful writer. Her memoir, Lulu in Hollywood, is a great picture of her high end flapper life right up through the GW Pabst era, when she turned into a serious actress.

Kimberly said...

God what a beautiful woman......

she makes me appreciate my own dark beauty when feeling inferior inside of a world of blonds....

Vanwall said...

Blonds are a manufactured commodity, much like diamonds and self-help books - I always liked the dark ones, anyway, and Brooksie was beyond dark, in more than one way.

swac said...

I notice she's been resurrected, or at least her hair has, for both Speed Racer and the new Indiana Jones theme park attraction.

Vanwall said...

Yeah, the new Indy movie is reinforcing the black-bobbed-devils stereotype, I see.