U.S.A. DANCE. STYLE. Louise Brooks  ( 1906 –1985),  ca. 1923.  American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing  the flapper style. Flappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and listened to jazz. Flappers were seen as brash for, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking and driving automobiles. Flappers had their origins in the Roaring Twenties  and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of…

U.S.A. DANCE. STYLE. Louise Brooks ( 1906 –1985), ca. 1923. American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the flapper style. Flappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and listened to jazz. Flappers were seen as brash for, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking and driving automobiles. Flappers had their origins in the Roaring Twenties and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of…

Louise Brooks, she's on the NYRB cover of Adolfo Bioy Casares' 'The Invention of Morel'

Louise Brooks, she's on the NYRB cover of Adolfo Bioy Casares' 'The Invention of Morel'

this is one of my favourite images of Louise  Brooks -  1920s silent movies star... showing her 'helmet' hairstyle to perfection

this is one of my favourite images of Louise Brooks - 1920s silent movies star... showing her 'helmet' hairstyle to perfection

Lounge Darling Lounge

Lounge Darling Lounge

Louise Brooks - Gifted, lovely, and a trend-setter for the century that followed...

Louise Brooks - Gifted, lovely, and a trend-setter for the century that followed...

Candid shot of Louise Brooks.  I like her even better relaxed and not artificially posed.

Candid shot of Louise Brooks. I like her even better relaxed and not artificially posed.

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Louise Brooks: the girl with the first "it" hairstyle

Louise Brooks: the girl with the first "it" hairstyle

Louise Brooks - She always looks so modern (contermporary). You would think this was a 1990's photo - wouldn't you?

Louise Brooks - She always looks so modern (contermporary). You would think this was a 1990's photo - wouldn't you?

Louise Brooks 1928.  I've seen so few photos of her smiling; I love this!

Louise Brooks 1928. I've seen so few photos of her smiling; I love this!

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