Louise Brooks

August 05, 2009

Watching Pandora's Box, and I think it may be my favorite silent movie ever. I've always liked Louise Brooks' style and considered her a fashion icon but I hadn't seen her on film until Pandora's Box. Now I'm going to go on Neftlix and add every film of hers I can find to my queue.


Linda Summerfield said...

Dear Kate,
This may be my favorite piece you have done!
Pandora's Box was an amazing film, so ahead of it's time.

Elizabeth said...

How cute! I love it!

Juliette. said...

The picture of her in that dress is one of my favorites, and your art definitely captures the essence of it. How whimsical. :)

Glad you're enjoying Pandora's Box. That one and Diary of a Lost Girl are the two I like best, though The Show Off is great too.

Windy Riley Goes Hollywood is good, but only because you get to hear Louise speak really.

DKoren said...

I absolutely LOVE this pic too! It's definitely one of my new favorites of yours.

Keith said...

This is incredible. I love it. Louise is amazing. Enjoy watching her films. I've not seen nearly enough.

Matthew Coniam said...

I love that image because it captures my favourite Louise - the fun flapper one. She's great in gloomy Germanic mode, but those soulful pictures tend to overshadow her more joyous side... so make sure you watch Love 'Em and Leave 'Em! It's a hoot.

Anonymous said...

beautiful watercolor
I adore her style too
and she was a fabulous actress too
and a very fascinating person
your blog is lovely
I love all the film
related artwork and blogs
your movie taste and knowledge
is exceptional and your blog
is a pleasure to read xoxo

Julita said...

Oooo. Weirdness. I just got Pandora's Box in my mailbox (Netflix). Going to watch it this weekend. Oooo.

Unknown said...

Linda- Thank you! I know, it's hard to believe it was made in the 1920's!

Elizabeth- Thanks!

Juliette- Thank you :) Thanks for the tips! I did hear her speak in an interview, but it was from the 70's or something.. I'd love to see her in a talkie!

Dkoren- Thanks!! :D

Keith- Thank you! I obviously haven't seen enough either.. now I know what I've been missing!

Matthew- Thanks! I thought at the beginning of the film she was the epitome of a flapper, really fun and happy! I loved how she just sort of danced around so carelessly!

I might be wrong- Thank you!

Julita- that is weird! I hope you like it!

Terence Towles Canote said...

Oh, that is beautiful, Kate. Louise Brooks was the first silent star I really discovered, and I have always had a bit of a crush on her from the very beginning. Pandora's Box is definitely one of my favourite silent films!

Guy Budziak said...

I'm taking a break from watching the documentary LOOKING FOR LULU, and I'm looking over this post on your blog. Have you seen Boyer in Fritz Lang's LILIOM? I have it on DVD but because it's region 2 (sent to me by my friend in Scotland David Cairns) I'm unable to watch it just as of yet. I've read that he's comparable to the young Marlon Brando in this one, quite a revelation from those who only know him from his later American films. There's a region 1 anniversary edition of CAROUSEL available most everywhere, it has as an extra Lang's LILIOM, and its quality surpasses that offered by Kino. Now, to acquire BEGGARS OF LIFE and THE CANARY MURDER CASE (when I can afford them). GB http://www.filmnoirwoodcuts.com

Mykal Banta said...

Kate: You are getting better and better. -- Mykal

Kendra said...

Louise is my favorite silent star!