Saturday, October 16, 2010

For the record

For the record, this is not an image of Louise Brooks - just a nice-looking contemporary look-alike. This model, namely Mischa Barton, is sometimes mistaken for the silent film star, and this image is being offered on eBay as an image of Louise Brooks. Not.


5 comments:

  1. She looks nothing like Louise, she's just styled like her. To me it looks like Mischa Barton.

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  2. Speaking of look-alikes, this pastel artwork is also being passed off as Louise Brooks. I don't think it is.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-French-1932-pastel-Louise-Brooks-sign-illegible-/180574106935?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item2a0b0e3537

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  3. It is Mischa Barton. She did a whole photo spread in which she was done up to look like various stars of Old Hollywood.

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  4. well, i colorize old photographs (at my blog at http://theyhadfaces-silentfilmblog.blogspot.com/), and (having had the pleasure to work with photos of louise many times)i can tell you that painting that they say is louise is NOT and CANNOT be louise.
    #1. the bone structure on her face is way off. louise had high cheekbones and a long delicate nose, this painting is all together too plump.
    #2. the bangs are combed in a direction that, even in her earliest years, louise never combed them.
    #3. her upper lip is not the correct shape, too clara bow like.
    #4. her eyes are far to mundane, they do not look with the feirceness that louise possesed, they are boring.
    #5. louise's eyebrows were farther apart and thinner than they are in this painting

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  5. http://thedarkwoods.free.fr/blog2.php?nature=clones&debut=749#top

    I am always a little surprised that people do not see the difference. So bravo to the photographer!

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