Brent vs. Brooks

December 29, 2010 at 6:56 am (One Lil' Picture)

A potent pose-down! Facing off in a glamour grudge match are the Paramount powerhouses Louise Brooks and Evelyn Brent.

Brooks is the local favorite, but she’s outmatched by the challenger. Half-hidden behind that veil, and without her trademark bangs, Louise just can’t beat Evelyn’s arresting intensity.

The decision: Brent, a technical knock-out.

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  1. Jennifer said,

    Wouldn’t want to meet either one of them in a dark alley.

  2. Bill Straub said,

    I can’t figure out Louise in this photo, but then I could never figure her out, period. Still, she’s the better looking.

  3. John Howard Reid said,

    Typical! Louise Brooks, alas, was her own worst enemy!

  4. diane said,

    I don’t think it would be hard for anyone to be more alluring than Brooks
    does in that photo. I could just image her putting on that weird veil on
    purpose. It would be interesting to know just what year the photo was
    taken. I have seen a few of Evelyn Brent’s movies lately from 1929-1930
    and she doesn’t really look like that. At a guess I would say it was from
    the mid to late 30s – I know Louise Brooks was in limbo then but that is
    the way Evelyn Brent looked then.

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