One of my true pleasures in life is to make Gil happy, so off our route we went, he was truly excited and so was I to see how much that meant to him.
Gil has always loved everything related to the 1920's, movies, fashion, music, art, architecture, cars and he has a had a quiet admiration for a great silent movie actress, Louise Brooks, who had a fascinating life, she popularized the bobbed haircut among many other things in the 1920's.
|Pandora's box was Louise Brooks only true success in her silent movie career|
Here you can find a little bit more information on Louise Brooks and her importance to Hollywood.
|Louise Brooks popularized the bobbed style haircut in the 1920's|
Below is a regional map with Oklahoma and Kansas so you understand our detour driving back home to New England we usually would have to drive straight East or North East, but we took a detour straight NORTH right into the heart of Kansas.
|Cherryvale, Kansas, birthplace of Louise Brooks|
We found Cherryvale and saw a typical town that had a boom growth in the 1920's and a decline later in the century, but many beautiful homes from the era remained standing and many in very good condition.
|Louise Brooks family's home when she was born, Cherryvale, Kansas|
|Cherryvale 1920's train station|
|Bustling cargo business still active thru Cherryvale, Kansas.|
Finding Cherryvale and the house where Louise Books was born was fun and Gil was able to see the places he read so much about, it brought the stories up to life, it helped us understand what kind of background Louise Brooks had while growing up and made Gil super happy and excited.
While looking for Louise Brooks land marks, we found a museum with an interesting and creepy Kansas true story.