Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00061411122: LOUISE BROOKS

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Ultra-rare vintage inscribed black ink signature on the verso of a personally-owned 8x10-inch beautiful studio publicity portrait, sent to one of the few fans with whom she corresponded from her very private home in Rochester, New York. In good condition and suitable for matting with a favorite photograph. With her statuesque feature, slick, black bob and acerbic wit, Louise Brooks became a bona fide Hollywood legend, mesmerizing in films like The American Venus (1926), Beggars of Life (1928), Pandora's Box (1929), The Canary Murder Case (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), Beauty Prize (1930), and King of Gamblers (1937). In 1938, only 25 films into her movie career, she abandoned acting, growing increasingly reclusive as the years went on. She devoted the bulk of her time to her passions of painting and writing, including the celebrated autobiography Lulu in Hollywood (1982). The cult star was an infamously unobliging signer beyond the 1930s, shunning fans and collectors to the point of mailing them back fan letters torn to pieces or scribbling venomous remarks, in lieu of signatures, on irreplaceable vintage portraits mailed to her for autographs.