Friday, August 28, 2015

Lost Film Photo: Louise Brooks in Now We’re in the Air

Louise Brooks as one half of a pair of twins in Now We're in the Air.

Almost half of Louise Brooks’ silent films are lost—a fact that is often overlooked due to the existence of two of her strongest films, Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl. Among the lost films is Now We're in the Air, a 1927 comedy with Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton. Brooks made four films in 1927—including Rolled Stockings—none of which survive. What makes the loss of this one particularly hard to swallow is the fact that Brooks played two roles: twin sisters Grisette and Griselle. Raised apart in France and Germany, the sisters have different allegiances in the World War I flick. While reviews were tepid, most anyone would agree that the only thing better than Louse Brooks would be two of her.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for pointing that out - now that I think of it, it's true, I have seen very few of hers actually. It would be great to see how the twins aspect was handled!