January 24, 2016

The Girl With the Bob – 27 Stunning Portraits of Louise Brooks in the 1920s

Louise Brooks was an American film actress and dancer noted as an iconic symbol of the flapper, and for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Brooks’ dark and exotic looks drew a throng of faithful followers that continues to this day.

Louise Brooks made her film debut in 1925, soon appearing in such Hollywood films as A Girl in Every Port and Beggars of Life. Perhaps her most memorable role was as the amoral, self-destructive temptress Lulu in Pandora's Box. Her innocent eroticism, along with her pale, beautiful features and bobbed brunette hair, made her both a film icon and a symbol of the disdainful flapper of the 1920s.


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