Louise's hair was so striking that she was known as "the girl in the black helmet." Perhaps, her look was a little too iconic because she never transitioned out of her flapper image and her film career evaporated in the 1930s.
Louise appeared in just 12 films, yet nearly 100 years later she remains one of the most recognizable stars of the silent era, particularly for the 1929 German film Pandora's Box.
Louise will never be my favorite silent female star, my heart forever belongs to Clara Bow, but I do adore her and I think that in the flapper hair contest she passes the finish line before the others even get out of the opening. No one has ever looked as fabulous in a Bob as Louise did. I'm no Louise Brooks, and I'm constantly changing my hair, but for the past 15 years I keep returning to one particular style, the close cropped Brook's style Bob.
While I'm no Louise, I really think this is my all time favorite hair style and for now at least I've decided to keep it. Do you have a favorite iconic hair style?
On another note if you read this blog you know we have had some pet health problems this month, though thankfully none too serious yet. First Fry had a biopsy (benign yeah!), then our cat Ernie had a seizure or cardiac arythmia attack we don't really know which, and now 13 year old Ping has bronchitis. She started honking and coughing on Election night, perhaps sickened as I was by the turn of events, and I was really afraid that she had pneumonia. Thankfully, it's just bronchitis, but respiratory issues are always serious in pugs, particularly older pugs, and we are a little concerned. Thankfully, so far she seems to be coughing a bit less and responding to the antibiotics, but any well wishes are appreciated.