Louise Brooks ~ (1906-1985) A small-town Kansas girl, Brooks came to Hollywood via Broadway chorus lines and was cast in flapper comedies before appearing in William Wellman’s Beggars of Life (1928) as a fugitive disguised as a boy and living among hobos. But her reputation rests on two silent German classics, GW Pabst’s subtle, mature Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl (both 1929), reflecting the corrupt Weimar republic.
Louise Brooks, born Mary Louise Brooks, was an American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. She starred in seventeen silent films and eight sound films before retiring in 1935. Brooks published her memoir, Lulu in Hollywood, in 1982;