Friday, October 16, 2009

Flappers And Flickers

Jen of both Silent Stanzas and Flappers and Flickers (I can barely write one blog, she writes two, both about the silent movie era) stopped by earlier today to say, "There can never be enough Brooksie!" Yer durn tootin', Jen!

In her honor, I am adapting a variant of a meme floating around the movie blogosphere ("meme"—I'm not even sure what that is unless it's plural and has the word "screaming" in front of it): Twenty Favorite Movie Subjects I Have Previously Mentioned In My Blog So Far.

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford

Frances Marion (the Silent Era's best screenwriter)

German Expressionism (here, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)

Charles Chaplin

Lillian Gish

Buster Keaton

Greta Garbo

Harold Lloyd

Lon Chaney

Clara Bow

The Joan Crawford/Anita Page Flapper Trilogy (throw in Dorothy Sebastian on the left and you've got the cast of Our Dancing Daughters)

Louise Brooks (wallpaper courtesy of Sylvie at Doctor Macro's High Quality Movie Scans)

Ronald Colman (with Lili Damita)

The Marx Brothers

Marie Dressler

James Cagney

pre-Code permissiveness (here, in the person of Joan Blondell)

The movies of René Clair (that's the opera scene from Le Million)

Sex Symbols (in this case, Clark Gable and Jean Harlow)

and most importantly, Katie-Bar-The-Door

Have I forgotten anyone?


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Twenty Favorite Movie Subjects I Have Previously Mentioned In My Blog So Far is -- especially in your hands -- a most excellent meme indeed! And nope, I don't think you've left anyone out but -- as Mr. Mule can attest -- I could be wrong!

Mz. Louise Brooks said...

There can never be enough Brooksie!

No shit, Sherlock

You know, although the rumour mills [and my autobiography] lend me an air of licentiousness, at least in my youth, I'd like to dispel that myth.

But I can't. I see your photos and just want to gobble them up. Each and every one.

Except Marie Dressler.

and that loathsome Lon Chaney. . . .

Let me leave you with this thought:

There can never be enough Brooksie!

Mythical Monkey said...

Actually, Marie Dressler has one of my favorite movie faces of all time ...

Flapper Flickers + Silent Stanzas said...

Aww, I'm famous!

Dropping by to say that your collection of talents has made my head explode. Bravo!

Mz. Louise Brooks said...

you silly monkey man -- I don't dispute her movie face!

But surely not even a behatted, bespactled buffoon would want to eat up Marie Dressler. . . . .

unless you're


Are you odd?

Mythical Monkey said...

Not odd, but definitely a bit tetched.