Saturday, November 14, 2020

Louise Brooks was born 114 years ago today

Beginning in 1928 our man Bolles debuted a series of Film Fun covers depicting some of the leading actresses of the silver screen.But several years earlier in Snappy Stories a number of covers featured a Bolles girl that bore a remarkable resemblance to perhaps the most notorious screen presence of the roaring twenties, Louise Brooks. I chose this from the half-dozen or so covers that featured her likeness. It's not in the best shape but it is a great example and a hard to find issue. And there's an additional Bolles connection. The featured  cover story is one of Vina Delmar's earliest publications. Five years later her novel, Bad Girl was adapted for the silver screen. Who did the poster for the marque, none other than Enoch Bolles.