The Louise Brooks collection, ca. 1924-2005


The Louise Brooks collection, ca. 1924-2005

The Louise Brooks Collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, writings by Louise Brooks, and images. The clippings include obituaries of Louise Brooks and three magazines with articles about her. Writings include photocopies of her published articles as a film critic and entertainment commentator. Images are limited to two postcard photographs of Louise Brooks and two caricatures of her image

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Brooks, Louise, 1906-1985 (person)

Mary Louise Brooks (b. Nov. 14, 1906, Cherryvale, KS–d. Aug. 8, 1985, Rochester, NY) was a dancer, actor, flapper, and style icon: she popularized the bobbed haircut. She began dancing in 1922 when she joined the Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts modern dance company in Los Angeles but was fired in 1924. Brooks relocated to New York City and began dancing on Broadway and made screen debut in 1925. The same year she was offered a contract with Paramount and in 1929-1930, starred in sev...