Clara Bow

Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" after 1927.wikipedia
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Wings (1927 film)

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Bow appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as Mantrap (1926), It (1927), and Wings (1927).
It stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen.

It (1927 film)

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Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl".
This film turned actress Clara Bow into a major star, and led people to label her the It girl.

Rex Bell

Two years after marrying actor Rex Bell in 1931, Bow retired from acting and became a rancher in Nevada.
He was a Western movie star married to actress Clara Bow, and the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Nevada.

Hoop-La

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Her final film, Hoop-La, was released in 1933.
Hoop-La is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film directed by Frank Lloyd, and starring Clara Bow (in her final film role), Preston Foster, Richard Cromwell and Minna Gombell also in the cast.

David Stenn

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According to Bow's biographer, David Stenn, Bow was raped by her father at age sixteen while her mother was institutionalized.
His television credits range from Hill Street Blues to Boardwalk Empire, and he is also known for his highly-regarded biographies of iconic Hollywood stars Clara Bow and Jean Harlow.

Mantrap (1926 film)

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Bow appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as Mantrap (1926), It (1927), and Wings (1927).
Mantrap stars Clara Bow, Percy Marmont, Ernest Torrence, Ford Sterling, and Eugene Pallette, and was directed by Victor Fleming.

Beyond the Rainbow

"To get rid of me, or maybe they really meant to (give me) all the time and were just busy", Bow was introduced to director Christy Cabanne, who cast her in Beyond the Rainbow, produced late 1921 in New York City and released February 19, 1922.
Beyond the Rainbow is a 1922 American silent drama film starring Billie Dove, Harry T. Morey and Clara Bow in her film debut.

B. P. Schulberg

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In late July, Bow entered studio chief B. P. Schulberg's office wearing a simple high-school uniform in which she "had won several gold medals on the cinder track".
In 1923, his old school-mate and associate Jack Bachman convinced him to offer a New York starlet, 18-year-old Clara Bow, a three-month trial contract.

Down to the Sea in Ships (1922 film)

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Eventually, director Elmer Clifton needed a tomboy for his movie Down to the Sea in Ships, saw Bow in Motion Picture Classic magazine, and sent for her.
Directed by Elmer Clifton, the film stars William Walcott, Marguerite Courtot, and Clara Bow.

Roaring Twenties

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Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.
The period had the emergence of box-office draws such as Mae Murray, Ramón Novarro, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Warner Baxter, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Bebe Daniels, Billie Dove, Dorothy Mackaill, Mary Astor, Nancy Carroll, Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, William Haines, Conrad Nagel, John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Dolores del Río, Norma Talmadge, Colleen Moore, Nita Naldi, John Barrymore, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Anna May Wong, and Al Jolson.

WAMPAS Baby Stars

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By mid-December 1923, primarily due to her merits in Down to the Sea in Ships, Bow was chosen the most successful of the 1924 WAMPAS Baby Stars.

Arthur Jacobson

Bow met her first boyfriend, cameraman Arthur Jacobson, and she got to know director Frank Tuttle, with whom she worked in five later productions.
He worked with silent actress Clara Bow in his early days, whom he dated as well at one point.

Frank Tuttle

Bow met her first boyfriend, cameraman Arthur Jacobson, and she got to know director Frank Tuttle, with whom she worked in five later productions.
Kid Boots (1926) starring Eddie Cantor and Clara Bow

Elmer Clifton

Eventually, director Elmer Clifton needed a tomboy for his movie Down to the Sea in Ships, saw Bow in Motion Picture Classic magazine, and sent for her.
He was the first filmmaker to discover the talents of Clara Bow, whom he cast in Down to the Sea in Ships, released on March 4, 1923.

Preferred Pictures

Preferred Pictures was run by Schulberg, who had started as a publicity manager at Famous Players-Lasky, but in the aftermath of the power struggle around the formation of United Artists, ended up on the losing side and lost his job.
She was replaced as the company's leading star by Clara Bow.

Black Oxen

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Before Maytime was finished, Schulberg announced that Bow was given the lead in the studio's biggest seasonal assessment, Poisoned Paradise, but first she was lent to First National Pictures to co-star in the adaptation of Gertrude Atherton's 1923 best seller Black Oxen, shot in October, and to co-star with Colleen Moore in Painted People, shot in November.
Black Oxen is a 1923 American silent fantasy/romantic drama film starring Corinne Griffith, Conway Tearle and Clara Bow.

Maytime (1923 film)

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Before Maytime was finished, Schulberg announced that Bow was given the lead in the studio's biggest seasonal assessment, Poisoned Paradise, but first she was lent to First National Pictures to co-star in the adaptation of Gertrude Atherton's 1923 best seller Black Oxen, shot in October, and to co-star with Colleen Moore in Painted People, shot in November.
The film also features one of Clara Bow's earliest cinema roles.

The Plastic Age (film)

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The Plastic Age was Bow's final effort for Preferred Pictures and her biggest hit up to that time.
The Plastic Age is a 1925 black-and-white silent film, starring Clara Bow, Donald Keith, and Gilbert Roland in his film debut.

The Daring Years

In spring she got a part in The Daring Years (1923), where she befriended actress Mary Carr, who taught her how to use make-up.
The film starred Mildred Harris, Clara Bow, Charles Emmett Mack, and Tyrone Power, Sr..

Gilbert Roland

Bow began to date her co-star Gilbert Roland, who became her first fiancé.
Roland's first major role was in the collegiate comedy The Plastic Age (1925) together with Clara Bow, to whom he became engaged.

Neysa McMein

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In the January issues 1922 of Motion Picture Classics, the contest jury, Howard Chandler Christy, Neysa McMein, and Harrison Fisher, concluded:"She is very young, only 16. But she is full of confidence, determination and ambition. She is endowed with a mentality far beyond her years. She has a genuine spark of divine fire. The five different screen tests she had, showed this very plainly, her emotional range of expression provoking a fine enthusiasm from every contest judge who saw the tests. She screens perfectly. Her personal appearance is almost enough to carry her to success without the aid of the brains she indubitably possesses."
Together with artists Howard Chandler Christy and Harrison Fisher, McMein constituted the jury for Motion Picture Classic magazine's "Fame and Fortune" contest of 1921/1922, which discovered the It girl Clara Bow.

Flapper

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Lloyd told the press, "Bow is the personification of the ideal aristocratic flapper, mischievous, pretty, aggressive, quick-tempered and deeply sentimental."
Other actresses, such as Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Colleen Moore and Joan Crawford would soon build their careers on the same image, achieving great popularity.

Paramount Pictures

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Three days later, it was announced that Schulberg would join with Adolph Zukor to become associate producer of Paramount Pictures, "catapulted into this position because he had Clara Bow under personal contract".
As always, Paramount films continued to emphasize stars; in the 1920s there were Swanson, Valentino, and Clara Bow.

Wine (1924 film)

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Loaned out to Universal, Bow top-starred, for the first time, in the prohibition, bootleg drama/comedy Wine, released on August 20, 1924.
The film featured Clara Bow in her first starring role.

Enemies of Women

Three months before Down to the Sea in Ships was released, Bow danced half nude, on a table, uncredited in Enemies of Women (1923).
Pre-fame actresses Clara Bow and Margaret Dumont have uncredited bit roles.