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Sexy 1920s Kimono modelled by Louise Brooks

When I was little I wanted to look just like silent screen star Louise Brooks, the “Kansas Cleopatra.” Isn’t she just the ‘bees knees’ in this kimono? I wonder if Mama had this glamor shot in mind when designing her own handmade version.

Photo from a neat blog on antique fashion, check it out: http://www.merchantarchive.com/blog/post/hello-kimono/

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Heart-throb Herbert Rawlins: 1920s Leading Man of the Silent Era

Have you ever heard of this movie star? Me neither. But maybe he made our diarist’s heart beat a little faster that cold night of January 11, 1922.

I like picturing her in the dark theatre (perhaps the Empress or the Wilma (both on Higgins St., you can still watch movies in the Wilma today)– holding her cowboy husband’s hand and munching popcorn.