Wednesday, April 2, 2014
B for Louise Brooks
BORN: November 14, 1906
DIED: August 8, 1985
AGED: 78 yrs from a heart attack. Suffered from emphysema and Arthritis
AFFAIRS: Holy Cow! Name them!!-Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Mercedes D'Acosta, James Card. She wasn't picky
Free Spirit, Highly intelligent and opinionated. Took off from the studio without caring. Loved Proust, Writer-"Lulu in Hollywood". Dixie Dugan cartoons from the 1920's were inspired by her. Ended up working in Saks 5th Ave.store until rediscovered in the 1950's. She was also a call girl apparently. Alcoholic and recluse later in life. Cult Figure. Excellent Bio by Barry Paris.
FILMS: Beggars of Life, Canary Murder Case, Pandora's Box, Diary of a Lost Girl