Louise Brooks With Her Lulu Bob – 1929

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Louise Brooks With Her Lulu Bob - 1929

From “Diary of a Lost Girl” 1929 Pabst Movie

Know your hair history.  This is Louise Brooks drinking champagne in the whorehouse in “Diary of a Lost Girl” a 1929 silent film directed by Pabst in Germany.  She was the first to make the bob famous, way back in the early 20s, way before anyone else.  The look was her trademark, a look she wore in every movie she made.  It will never date.   To see more on this and more hair on Old Hollywood Icons, CLICK HERE


Lauren Bacall, Hollywood Icon – 1924 – 2014

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Lauren Bacall, Hollywood Icon – 1924 – 2014

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Hollywood Icon Lauren Bacall is gone. 1924-2014. Born Betty Joan Perske, after a stint as a fashion model, she went on to become a legend, although she didn’t like the word. She will always be remembered. Not just for her looks, her hair, her smoky voice, wise-cracks onscreen, but also for her most famous line in her most famous and first film as Marie Browning in the 1944 Howard Hawke’s movie “To Have and Have Not” – “You know you don’t have to act with me, Steve. You don’t have to say anything and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”

Here she is in publicity shots for that movie wearing the great check suit, and that hair, a beret just so, also with Humphrey Bogart, who she married at 20 when he was 25 years her senior and other publicity shots of which were so many.    She will live forever. RIP Lauren Bacall

Fifteen photos in The New York Times Obituary, click here