Thursday, May 6, 2010

On the beach

This little seen image of the Denishawn Dance Company, taken during the 1922-1923 season, features future dance great Martha Graham, standing center, and future silent film actress Louise Brooks, kneeling second on the right. Graham and Brooks' time with Denishawn overlapped for a single season, when they toured the country togetheralong with Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn and the other members of Denishawn. Graham, born in 1894, was about 30 years old at the time. Brooks, born in 1906, was about 16. Those were the days.

1 comment:

  1. I've always loved this photo. It's amazing how much Louise always stands out in a crowd, no matter how pretty the rest of the girls are. That girl had some crazy magnetism, I tell ya.


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