75Re disputed nudes of Brooksie
- Jul 30, 2006I'm curious about the provenance of two photos which appear to be of
Louise Brooks, but as far as I know, have never been authenticated
as really her, rather than a look-alike.
Photo #1: Full-length of Louise in a dance position, her arms raised
and her left leg raised. Not exactly a full-frontal nude, but pubic
hair is visible.
Shown at http://thedarkwoods.free.fr/at%20home/nude.jpg
Photo #2: Full-frontal, with her arms slightly raised, and a very
long gauze strip flowing over her shoulders and down to the ground.
Shown at http://silentladies.com/Brooks/pages/Brooks203.html
Both photos appear to be of her, but it is my understanding
that film historians have not found confirmation that Louise ever
posed for any full-frontal nudes. All her other risque photos are
Do any of you know whether these two photos have ever been proven
positively to be Louise Brooks?
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