Happy Valentines Day, then. Here’s some timeless beauty. There was only one Louise Brooks, 1920s in her dancing prime before she found fame in film. Around this time she apparently had an affair with Charlie Chaplin. How about that for a short-lived Hollywood couple? Via theclutteredclassicattic
Brooks began her entertainment career as a dancer, joining the Denishawn modern dance company in Los Angeles (whose members included founders Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn, as well as a young Martha Graham) in 1922. […]
…followed by an appearance as a featured dancer in the 1925 edition of the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. As a result of her work in the Follies, she came to the attention of Paramount Pictures producer Walter Wanger, who signed her to a five-year contract with the studio in 1925.
three fair motorcycle officerettes are on duty, ready to receive visiting delegates attending the eighth annual convention of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen held at the Alexandria Hotel. The women are ready to receive them with the warning ‘Go slow and see our town. Go fast and see our jail’. Just because the officer’s are off duty, delegates are warned not to exceed the Los Angeles speed limit. From left to right: Miss Hildur Fleming of Central station, Miss Myra Richardson, secretary to the arrangements committee, and Miss Beryl Wilson of Wilshire station. photo dated - October 17, 1927
The famous fashion designer Erté demonstrates one of his creations on a very young Joan Crawford, still being referred to by her real name, Lucille LeSueur, in 1925. via nitratediva
Next up here a 2-week series of posts of famous faces of all areas and eras. Starting with a whole bunch in one—12 artists of Bauhaus including Kandinsky, Klee, Albers and many more… via yama-bato:
Cover of Bauhaus journal No. 2/3 1928.
Left to right from top.
1st row: Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger [+], Paul Klee [+]
2nd row: Hannes Meyer [+], Hinnerk Scheper, Josef Albers [+]
3rd row: Joost Schmidt, Gunta Stölzl [+], Hans Wittwer
4th row: Ernst Kallai, Oskar Schlemmer [+], Mart Stam [+]
My great grandparents were in Chicago Vaudeville—he was a musician and conductor. Here’s a glimpse of an unknown beauty from that scene, 1920 (the year my grandmother was born). Via maudelynn: “Unknown Chicago Vaudeville Beauty”
Louise Brooks, 1928, in a publicity shot for Beggars of Life
Sophie Taeuber with Dada Head, 1920 -by (?) Sophie Taeuber [+] via chagalov:
(mention: Archive Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., Rolandswerth)
from : Ruth Hemus, Dada’s Women (Yale University Press - New Haven & London, 2009)