Louise

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

louise

When I went to Hollywood in 1927, the girls were wearing lumpy sweaters and skirts. I was wearing sleek suits and half naked beaded gowns.

I learned how to act by watching Martha Graham dance and I learned how to dance by watching Charles Chaplin act.

A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world.

The great art of films does not consist in descriptive movement of face and body, but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.

In my dreams I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance.


Photo by Eugene Robert Richee, circa 1928.

19 comments:

Miss clean shirt said...

Amazing photo and another beautiful post.

Ula said...

this is an amazing photograph, very beautiful... the 1920's is definitely a time I wish I had lived in

Christine said...

I love this post! I absolutely love that quote about the great art of films--I must start quoting her. Hope you're enjoying your week my dear.

Sundari said...

"A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world."
That is such a great line. I'm all for it!

rebekka said...

I truly want to BE her.

I mean...just sayin'.

Miss T said...

Wonderful quotes. Gorgeous post. :)

etre-soi said...

Oh Louise, Louise, I love everything about her and her name too :)

Megan Champion said...

Wonderful. I love the part about a well dressed woman, I aspire though not always making it...

TOPCOAT said...

A beautiful photograph, xx



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Mary-Laure said...

I have always greatly admired her stunning style. And the quotes are great - where did you get them? an autobiography?

Ella said...

i've been envious of louise brooks and her delightful little haircut for the past year!

tywo said...

I love the last lines.
Beautiful.
Have a good week.




LOVE!

danica said...

such a style icon! if her comment about empty purses is true, there may be some hope for me yet :)

Rina said...

What a beautiful picture! It´s such a mysterious and stylish woman, I love this period of fashion anyway!

hila said...

thank you everyone!

Mary-Laure: they're from the internet, I just did a search on her.

bronwyn said...

She is so beautiful. What wonderful quotes. Martha Graham taught her to act and Charlie Chaplin taught her to dance. Love it.

hila said...

me too, that was my favourire quote :)

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hila said...

thanks again! that's really sweet of you.