I was looking up links for "Paris Was a Woman" for more information on Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and came across Romaine Brooks. I have always loved this portrait.
Romaine Brooks, born Beatrice Romaine Goddard (May 1, 1874 – December 7, 1970), was an American painter who worked mostly in Paris and Capri. She specialized in portraiture and used a subdued palette dominated by the color gray. Brooks ignored contemporary artistic trends such as Cubism and Fauvism, drawing instead on the Symbolist and Aesthetic movements of the 19th century, especially the works of James McNeill Whistler. Her subjects ranged from anonymous models to titled aristocrats. She is best known for her images of women in androgynous or masculine dress, including her self-portrait of 1923, which is her most widely reproduced work.
It would seem that "Paris Was a Woman" is on youtube in about 8 parts, so it takes a bit of persistence to get through it all. I put it on my zip.ca list.
The thing about the Brooks video is that the song "The Weakness in Me" is sung by Joan Armatrading. Now there's a blast from the past!