Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Mule Wants More Louise Brooks/TCM Picks Pandora's Box As One Of "15 Favorite Fashion Trendsetting Classic Films"

This is what Turner Classic Movies had to say about Katie Award winner Louise Brooks just two days ago (I lifted the link from our pals at the Classic Movie Blog):

PANDORA'S BOX (1929)
Louise Brooks once said, "A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world." That could have been the motto of Lulu, the role that made her a fashion icon for the ages. Brooks had been wearing her famous Buster Brown haircut and dressing in the height of flapper fashion for years, as had many other actresses, but her sleek hairdo and half-naked beaded gowns were such a perfect match for the amoral charmer in PANDORA'S BOX they remain one of the screen's most enduring images. The look would prove just as lucky for Cyd Charisse and Melanie Griffith, who copied it for their star-making roles in "Singin' in the Rain" and "Something Wild," respectively. And in many countries the severe black bob that led critic Kenneth Tynan to call Brooks "The Girl in the Black Helmet" is still referred to as "the Lulu."


This is what the Mule had to say about Louise Brooks just this morning:

Brooks, please.

So one last time, Louise Brooks.

Tomorrow, a musical interlude followed this weekend by my pick for the best picture of 1929-30.

3 comments:

mister muleboy said...

more brooks, please




hey, my word verification was:

givethemulemorebrooksplease

Mythical Monkey said...

I hope this meets your needs, son, because that just about does it for Louise Brooks. She makes one more noteworthy movie, Prix de Beaute (a 1930 French talkie with another actress's voice dubbed in rather badly), and then she pretty much falls off the movie map. Six low-budget movies of no particular merit and then she vanishes from the public view until her revival in the mid-1950s.

But 1929 -- it was the Year Of Louise Brooks.

Avalon76 said...

There can never be enough Brooksie!

Jen ^_^

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