Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Louise Brooks (Circa 1929). Pastel Portrait (17" X 21" approx), Framed (26" X 32")
    She was one of the most fascinating and alluring personalities to ever grace the screen and is credited with once saying, "There is no other occupation in the world that so closely resembled enslavement as the career of a film star." This is a beautiful pastel portrait, painted from a photograph of Louise Brooks taken for the 1928 film A Girl in Every Port, and became the cover art for the French language movie weekly VU - Journal De la Semaine. The magazine, included in this lot with the portrait, was released in June of 1929 while she was in Europe making the film Diary of a Lost Girl for German director Georg Pabst and after the release of Pandora's Box. Her fame was at this time in Europe as great, if not greater, than in America and her image was seen on magazines throughout the continent. Though talented and beautiful, she was outspoken and ahead of her time in her views of women in society. She gave up a film career by refusing to return to do voice dubbing for the sound release of The Canary Murder Case and was black-balled throughout the industry. Original cover art from this era is very hard to find and this pastel is nicely matted and framed behind glass in a gold, Art Deco frame from the same period. The original full issue of VU magazine accompanies the pastel. Very Fine.


    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2011
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 824

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161850 spotlights


    Batman (20th Century Fox, 1966). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Not of This Earth (Allied Artists, 1957). Folded, Fine+. Insert
    BID NOW


    The Shadow Strikes (Grand National, 1937). Folded, Fine+. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Paramount, 1986). Folded, Very Fine. International One Sheet. A. Perkins Artwork
    BID NOW


    The Ghost Ship (RKO, 1943). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet. William Rose Artwork
    BID NOW


    The Letter (Warner Brothers, 1940). Very Fine-. Window Card
    BID NOW


    Boom Town (MGM, 1940). Folded, Fine. Six Sheet G. Leake Artwork
    BID NOW


    Key Largo (Warner Brothers, 1948). Fine+. Title Lobby Card
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 17 - 18 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 November 17 - 18 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,603,591
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    REALIZED $61,469.80