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The Colfax College Mystery

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  • brooklynspo
    Some of the most delightful photographs of Louise Brooks show her wearing a black ballerina outfit with a large �����C����� embroidered on the front. Almost
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 21, 2001
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      Some of the most delightful photographs of Louise
      Brooks show her wearing a black ballerina outfit with a
      large �C� embroidered on the front. Almost all of these
      are solo posed studio publicity shots and they are
      generally attributed (by LBS and others) to the 1927 film
      �Rolled Stockings�. The �C� it is explained, is the logo
      for Colfax College. <br><br>However, the only movie
      stills I have seen of Louise wearing this outfit are
      with Raymond Hatton and Wallace Beery on the set of
      �Now We�re in the Air�. I have also seen a lobby card
      for this film with Louise wearing the same black
      tutu. And now that I look at it, that big �C� is
      starting to look more and more like a �G�- evidently the
      character Louise played was named Grisette. <br><br>So
      what�s the story Brooks fans? "Rolled Stockings" or "Now
      Wer're in the Air"? Or did Louise actually wear the
      same, very distinct costume in two different movies?
      Evidently a print of "Now We're in the Air" exists - anyone
      seen it?
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