Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 1933

Went over to get some water at Erickson's. Then we went down to Martin Johnson's. Toasted marshmallows.

Mary Louise Brooks - AKA Louise Brooks
(November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985)

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Brooks was an American dancer, model, showgirl and silent film actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Brooks is best known as the lead in three feature films made in Europe, including two G. W. Pabst films: Pandora's Box (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), and Prix de Beauté (Miss Europe) (1930). She starred in 17 silent films and, late in life, authored a memoir, Lulu in Hollywood. A notorious spendthrift, she eked out a post-retirement living as a courtesan with a few select wealthy men as clients.

Brooks was found dead of a heart attack after suffering from arthritis and emphysema for many years. She was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester, New York.

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