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  • master_darcy
    august 8th 1985 ..... Louise Brooks Birth: Nov. 14, 1906 Cherryvale Kansas, USA Death: Aug. 8, 1985 Born Mary Louise Brooks on November 14, 1906 in
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 7, 2005
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      august 8th 1985 .....

      Louise Brooks
      Birth: Nov. 14, 1906
      Cherryvale
      Kansas, USA
      Death: Aug. 8, 1985

      Born Mary Louise Brooks on November 14, 1906 in Cherryvale, Kansas.
      She was the second of four children. At age 4, Louise made her first
      public appearance, playing a pint-sized bride in a church benefit
      production of Tom Thumb's Wedding. She was however, a very normal
      child. She loved making mud pies and began taking dance lessons. By
      the age of 10, Louise starting dancing at local fairs, theaters, men's
      and women's clubs, and other gatherings in Kansas. At 11, she was
      dancing on a regular basis, performing recitals and programs at the
      Cherryvale Opera House. In 1919 at the age of 13, her family moved to
      Independence, Kansas. Louise continued to focus on her dancing skills
      and with her bobbed hair and captivating looks, she was turning heads
      at her high school. Soon after, she and her family moved to Wichita. A
      pivotal point in her life occurred when her mother enrolled her into
      the famed Ruth Saint-Denis and Ted Shawn's dance school in New York
      City. At 15, she left her native Kansas for New York. Louise was way
      ahead of the other dancers and performers of her generation. In 1923,
      as the youngest dancer in her troupe, she toured the United States and
      Canada with Martha Graham and the Denishawn dancers by train and
      played to a different town every night. By 1925, the Charleston craze
      had swept the nation. During that year, Louise returned to New York
      and became a member of the Zeigfield Follies. Also in 1925, she signed
      a 5 year contract with Paramount Studios and appeared in her first
      film, The Streets of Forgotten Men. In 1926, at the age of 20, she was
      featured as a flapper on the cover of A Social Celebrity magazine.
      This launched her modeling and film career and introduced the flapper
      era. When talkies exploded onto the screen and Paramount used her
      voice as an excuse to not give her a raise, she shocked the studio
      system by walking out on her contract. Her seemingly effortless
      incarnation of sensuality attracted the attention of German director
      G.W. Pabst who cast her as Lulu in the movie Pandora's Box(1929).
      Pandora's Box has been hailed as a masterpiece of silent cinema. In
      1930 her return to the Hollywood that she so deeply rejected was the
      first step in her decline. After appearing in several B movie roles,
      she permenately abandoned the cinema world in 1938. She emerged in the
      1950s-1970s as a respected, articulate historian and writer when a
      revival of the silent film era opened in the film industry. in 1982,
      three years before her death, she published Lulu In Hollywood, a
      reflection on her career. Louise Brooks is still considered the silver
      screen cult figure who brought the flapper girl image to life. She is
      still a major influence on women today. (bio by: Marta Monk)
      Cause of death: Heart attack


      Omd - Pandoras Box Lyrics

      Born in kansas
      On an ordinary plain
      Ran to new york
      But ran away from fame
      Only seventeen
      When all your dreams came true
      But all you wanted
      Was someone to undress you

      And all the stars you kissed
      Could never ease the pain
      Still the grace remains
      And though the face has changed
      You�re still the same

      And it�s a long long way
      From where you want to be
      And it�s a long long way
      But you�re to blind to see

      Frame of silence
      Of an innocence divine
      Is a dangerous creation
      When you fail the test of time

      And all the photographs
      Of ghosts of long ago
      Still they hurt you so
      Won�t let you go
      And you still don�t know

      And it�s a long long way
      From where you want to be
      An it�s a long long way
      But you�re to blind to see

      When you look around yourself now
      Do you recognize the girl
      The one who broke a thousand hearts
      Terrified the world

      And all the stars you kissed
      Could never ease the pain
      And if the face has changed
      The grace remains
      And you�re still the same

      And it�s a long long way
      From where you want to be
      An it�s a long long way
      But you�re to blind to see....
    • nutsaboutclara
      Hard to believe that she s been gone for that long. -Dario. ... first ... men s ... to ... skills ... heads ... Wichita. A ... into ... way ... 1923, ... and
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 8, 2005
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        Hard to believe that she's been gone for that long.

        -Dario.


        --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com, "master_darcy"
        <master_darcy@y...> wrote:
        > august 8th 1985 .....
        >
        > Louise Brooks
        > Birth: Nov. 14, 1906
        > Cherryvale
        > Kansas, USA
        > Death: Aug. 8, 1985
        >
        > Born Mary Louise Brooks on November 14, 1906 in Cherryvale, Kansas.
        > She was the second of four children. At age 4, Louise made her
        first
        > public appearance, playing a pint-sized bride in a church benefit
        > production of Tom Thumb's Wedding. She was however, a very normal
        > child. She loved making mud pies and began taking dance lessons. By
        > the age of 10, Louise starting dancing at local fairs, theaters,
        men's
        > and women's clubs, and other gatherings in Kansas. At 11, she was
        > dancing on a regular basis, performing recitals and programs at the
        > Cherryvale Opera House. In 1919 at the age of 13, her family moved
        to
        > Independence, Kansas. Louise continued to focus on her dancing
        skills
        > and with her bobbed hair and captivating looks, she was turning
        heads
        > at her high school. Soon after, she and her family moved to
        Wichita. A
        > pivotal point in her life occurred when her mother enrolled her
        into
        > the famed Ruth Saint-Denis and Ted Shawn's dance school in New York
        > City. At 15, she left her native Kansas for New York. Louise was
        way
        > ahead of the other dancers and performers of her generation. In
        1923,
        > as the youngest dancer in her troupe, she toured the United States
        and
        > Canada with Martha Graham and the Denishawn dancers by train and
        > played to a different town every night. By 1925, the Charleston
        craze
        > had swept the nation. During that year, Louise returned to New York
        > and became a member of the Zeigfield Follies. Also in 1925, she
        signed
        > a 5 year contract with Paramount Studios and appeared in her first
        > film, The Streets of Forgotten Men. In 1926, at the age of 20, she
        was
        > featured as a flapper on the cover of A Social Celebrity magazine.
        > This launched her modeling and film career and introduced the
        flapper
        > era. When talkies exploded onto the screen and Paramount used her
        > voice as an excuse to not give her a raise, she shocked the studio
        > system by walking out on her contract. Her seemingly effortless
        > incarnation of sensuality attracted the attention of German
        director
        > G.W. Pabst who cast her as Lulu in the movie Pandora's Box(1929).
        > Pandora's Box has been hailed as a masterpiece of silent cinema. In
        > 1930 her return to the Hollywood that she so deeply rejected was
        the
        > first step in her decline. After appearing in several B movie
        roles,
        > she permenately abandoned the cinema world in 1938. She emerged in
        the
        > 1950s-1970s as a respected, articulate historian and writer when a
        > revival of the silent film era opened in the film industry. in
        1982,
        > three years before her death, she published Lulu In Hollywood, a
        > reflection on her career. Louise Brooks is still considered the
        silver
        > screen cult figure who brought the flapper girl image to life. She
        is
        > still a major influence on women today. (bio by: Marta Monk)
        > Cause of death: Heart attack
        >
        >
        > Omd - Pandoras Box Lyrics
        >
        > Born in kansas
        > On an ordinary plain
        > Ran to new york
        > But ran away from fame
        > Only seventeen
        > When all your dreams came true
        > But all you wanted
        > Was someone to undress you
        >
        > And all the stars you kissed
        > Could never ease the pain
        > Still the grace remains
        > And though the face has changed
        > You�re still the same
        >
        > And it�s a long long way
        > From where you want to be
        > And it�s a long long way
        > But you�re to blind to see
        >
        > Frame of silence
        > Of an innocence divine
        > Is a dangerous creation
        > When you fail the test of time
        >
        > And all the photographs
        > Of ghosts of long ago
        > Still they hurt you so
        > Won�t let you go
        > And you still don�t know
        >
        > And it�s a long long way
        > From where you want to be
        > An it�s a long long way
        > But you�re to blind to see
        >
        > When you look around yourself now
        > Do you recognize the girl
        > The one who broke a thousand hearts
        > Terrified the world
        >
        > And all the stars you kissed
        > Could never ease the pain
        > And if the face has changed
        > The grace remains
        > And you�re still the same
        >
        > And it�s a long long way
        > From where you want to be
        > An it�s a long long way
        > But you�re to blind to see....
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