Thursday, May 05, 2011

Louise Brooks--With Flintlocks

This picture just makes me so happy.

My grandmother once told me that right after high school she had a job at the movie theater in Fresno, CA (this would have been the late thirties, I suppose), and she bobbed her hair and dyed it dark, and wore black eyeliner and white powder, and bright red lipstick. Apparently my grandfather thought she was the chic-est thing he'd ever seen.

I said, "Grandma, you were a GOTH?"

She said, "Is that what they call it now? I was trying to look like Louise Brooks."

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