1064Re: [The New Coven of Louise Brooks] Psychological Profile?
- May 6, 2007I think you've hit on one of THE major aspects of her personality. All
through the Paris bio, especially towards the end, it's evident that
she had to be in control - not so much in control of the people but in
control of the situation. Ken Tynan wrote the blockbuster piece "The
Girl in the Black Helmet" for the New Yorker which shot her back to the
top of the public consciousness. Not long afterwards, she got word
from him that he'd been out on the West Coast discussing (without her
knowing it) a bio-pic with a major Hollywood director. She went
ballistic, refused any thought of letting the film be done (despite the
increased fame and money), and cut Ken Tynan off forever. She
excoriated him for having the temerity of discussing a project that
involved her behind her back. The evident botton line is that she
wouldn't agree to putting herself and her story in a situation where
she couldn't be 100% in control of it.
Now, as to why she was so much that way... any psycologists out there?
Certainly, she was her mother's daughter and the apple seldom falls far
from the tree. But she was far too complex for it to be something as
simple as that.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, olive_e_thomas
> The way I look at it she was more concerned about the loss of
> personal control. Like if Oprah had tried to put her book in her
> book club Louise would likely refuse on the grounds any
> success would "belong" to Oprah and not to her...
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