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    "Pandora's Box" Publicity Still (Nero Film, 1929). Still (8.5" X 11"). Vintage black and white, double weight, glossy still. One of the most influential actresses of the Jazz Age, Louise Brooks was a true trendsetter, in many ways creating the "flapper" style, complete with bobbed hair cut, that has come to epitomize the era. An extremely talented, intelligent, and, indeed, controversial actress, she burned many bridges in Hollywood, and even left the United States to make films in Europe, a period during which many consider she produced her very best work. This compelling film, the first of several collaborations with director G. W. Pabst, is about Lulu, a young girl whose innocent, yet amoral lifestyle brings tragedy to all around her. Lulu meets a brutal end when the last man she befriends turns out to be the mysterious Jack the Ripper. This glorious, and extremely rare, still photo presents Brooks in all her glory, a beautiful sensual woman of her times. It has writing in both pen and pencil on the reverse, as well as a date stamp of November 12, 1929, and the Nero Film logo in the bottom right. Nevertheless, this is an exceptional piece, a rare find for any devotee of silent films. Fine/Very Fine.

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