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    Louise Brooks in "Prix de Beauté" by James Abbe (Sofar Film, 1930). Portrait Still (7" X 9.5").
    Vintage black and white, double weight, matte still. This is a beautiful image of one the most famous of the film/fashion industry of the early 20th century, shot while in France making Prix de Beauté. The photographer is James Abbe, who called himself "the tramp photographer" as he traveled photographing stars of the stage and cinema in New York, Paris, and London in the 1920s and '30s This photo also has the very interesting history of belonging to Brooks. On the verso is a stamp from the James Card Collection. Next to that in Brook's own hand is a note saying, "How this son of a bitch robbed me of most of my pictures." Also her name and address is written in her hand. Brooks and Card had a long running affair, though she was a number of years older than Card. Fine/Very Fine.




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