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Clara Bow

Knowledge Identifier: +Clara_Bow


Clara Bow

American actress who rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1905.

Countries: United States (69%), New York (8%), Nevada (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Paramount Pictures, B. P. Schulberg, Gary Cooper

Linked to: American Film Institute, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Pomona College, Los Angeles Times




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Her birth-year, according to US Census 1910 & 1920 was 1905. and on her gravestone of 1965 the inscription says 1907 add something


As a result, he founded Preferred in 1919, at the age of 27 add something


Throughout the 1920s, Bow played with gender conventions and sexuality in her public image add something


Paramount Pictures - As always, Paramount films continued to emphasize stars; in the 1920s there were Swanson, Valentino, and Clara Bow


Henry Hathaway - During the remainder of the 1920s, Hathaway learned his craft as an assistant, helping direct future stars such as Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Wray, Walter Huston, Clara Bow, and Noah Beery


Alfred Gilks - Gilks worked on many silent films in the 1920s, such as "Red Hair" with Clara Bow and the historical epic "Old Ironsides" starring Esther Ralston


Henry B. Walthall - He continued through the 1920s, appearing in "The Plastic Age" with Gilbert Roland and Clara Bow and a 1926 adaptation of "The Scarlet Letter" opposite Lillian Gish


Against her mother's wishes but with her father's support, Bow competed in Brewster publications' magazine's annual nationwide acting contest; "Fame and Fortune", in fall 1921 add something


Bow, who dropped out of school after she was notified about winning the contest, possibly in October 1921, got an ordinary office job add something


The illness debut, or "onset", as well as her insomnia, the analysts tied to the "butcher knife episode" back in 1922, but Bow rejected psychological explanations and left the Institute add something


One night in February 1922, Bow awoke to a butcher knife held against her throat add something


Before "May time" 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 add something


On January 5, 1923, at age 43, Sarah died from her epilepsy add something


It premiered at "Olympia", New Bedford, on September 25, and went on general distribution on March 4, 1923 add something


On July 21, 1923 she befriended Louella Parsons, who interviewed her for "The New York Morning Telegraph" add something


On July 22, 1923, Bow left New York, her father, and her boyfriend behind for Hollywood add something


"The Davenport Democrat and Leader", September 9, 1923 She was tested and a press-release from early August says Bow had become a member of Preferred Picture's "permanent stock" add something


Colleen Moore made her flapper debut in a successful adaptation of the daring novel "Flaming Youth", released November 12, 1923, six weeks before "Black Oxen" add something


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 add something


B. P. Schulberg - 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


By New Year 1924, Bow defied the possessive Maxine Alton and brought her father to Hollywood add something


During 1924, Bow's "horrid" flapper raced against Moore's "whimsical" add something


"Grit" was released on January 7, 1924 add something


Loaned out to Universal, Bow top-starred, for the first time, in the prohibition, bootleg drama/comedy "Wine", released on August 20, 1924 add something


Alma Whitaker of "The Los Angeles Times" observed on September 7, 1924: add something


Margaret Morris (actress) - Also in 1924, she was one of thirteen girls selected as "WAMPAS Baby Stars", a list that included future Hollywood legend Clara Bow and Elinor Fair


Alberta Vaughn - Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Vaughn was a selected as a WAMAPS Baby Star along with Clara Bow and Dorothy Mackaill in 1924


In 1925, Bow appeared in fourteen productions: six for her contract owner, Preferred Pictures, and eight as an "out-loan" add something


In late 1925, Bow returned to New York to co-star in the Ibsenesque drama "Dancing Mothers", as the good/bad "flapperish" upper-class daughter "Kittens" add something


It was shot on location, at Pomona College, in the summer of 1925, and released on December 15 add something


In June 1925, Bow was credited for being the first to wear hand-painted legs in public and was reported to have many followers at the Californian beaches add something


In 1926, Bow appeared in eight releases: five for Paramount, including the film version of the musical "Kid Boots" with Eddie Cantor, and three loan-outs that had been filmed in 1925 add something


The picture was released on March 1, 1926 add something


On April 12, 1926, Bow signed her first contract with Paramount: " add something


But due to block booking, it was not shown in New York until July 21, 1926 add something


Antonio Moreno - In 1926 Moreno starred opposite Swedish acting legend Greta Garbo in "The Temptress" and the following year followed up with a starring role in the enormous box-office hit Clara Bow vehicle "It"


In 1927, Bow appeared in six Paramount releases: "It", "Children of Divorce", "Rough House Rosie", "Wings", "Hula" and "Get Your Man" add something


In 1927, Bow starred in "Wings," a war picture rewritten to accommodate her, as she was Paramount's biggest star, but wasn't happy about her part: " add something


"Exhibitors Herald", December 31, 1927 Her presence in a motion picture was said to have ensured investors, by odds of almost 2-to-1, a "safe return" add something


Richard Arlen - Arlen is best known for his role as a pilot in the Academy *award-winning "Wings" with Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Gary Cooper, El Brendel, and his first wife, Jobyna Ralston, whom he married in 1927


Frederica Sagor Maas - During 1927, Schulberg, this time with Paramount Pictures, contracted Sagor for a year and she says she worked uncredited on scripts such as Clara Bow's "It", "Red Hair" and "Hula"; and credited for writing the story for Louise Brooks' lost film "Rolled Stockings"


Priscilla Bonner - In 1927, Bonner was loaned to Paramount Pictures to co-star in the box office hit "It", starring Clara Bow


In 1928 Bow appeared in four Paramount releases: "Red Hair", "Ladies of the Mob", "The Fleet's In" and "Three Weekends", all of which are lost add something


She was named first box-office draw in 1928 and 1929 and second box-office draw in 1927 and 1930 add something


In October 1929 Bow describes her nerves as "all shot", that she has reached "the breaking point" and "Photoplay" reports of "rows of bottles of sedatives" by her bed add something


With "Paramount on Parade", "True to the Navy", "Love Among the Millionaires", and "Her Wedding Night", Bow was second at the box-office only to her chum, Joan Crawford, in 1930 add something


Lina Basquette - By 1930, Basquette was broke and spent a good amount of her time partying with fellow actresses Jean Harlow, Clara Bow and Carole Lombard


A tabloid called "The Coast Reporter" published lurid allegations about her in 1931, accusing her of exhibitionism, incest, lesbianism, bestiality, drug addiction, alcoholism, and having contracted venereal disease add something


After marrying actor Rex Bell in 1931, Bow retired from acting and became a rancher in Nevada add something


In 1931 when Bow came under tabloid scrutiny, Parsons defended her and stuck to her first opinion on Bow: add something


With "No Limit" and "Kick In", Bow held the position as fifth at box-office in 1931 add something


B. P. Schulberg - In 1931, Paramount top-star Clara Bow left the studio, and within a year Schulberg was "squeezed out" and went back to independent film-production


Sylvia Sidney - When Schulberg's previous mistress, Clara Bow, began experiencing personal problems in 1931, Sidney replaced her in "City Streets"


On April 28, 1932, Bow signed a two-picture deal with Fox Film Corporation; "Call Her Savage" and "Hoop-La" add something


Her final film, "Hoop-La", was released in 1933 add something


In September 1937, she and Bell opened The 'It' Cafe on Vine Street near Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles add something


In 1944, while Bell was running for the U.S. House of Representatives, Bow tried to commit suicide add something


In 1949 she checked in to The Institute of Living to be treated for her chronic insomnia and diffuse abdominal pains add something


Adela Rogers St. Johns had a different take: in 1950, she wrote, "If ever a star was made by public demand, it was Clara Bow" add something


William A. Wellman - Wellman was known for his disdain for actors in general, and actresses in particular, "Movie stardom isn't about acting ability - it's personality and temperament", he stated in 1952, and added, "I once directed Clara Bow


Zukor, Adolph and Kramer, Dale "The Public is Never Wrong", New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1953 add something


In September 1965, Bow died of a heart attack at the age of 60 add something


She died of a heart attack on September 27, 1965 at the age of 60 add something


And in 1981, Budd Schulberg described Bow as "a easy winner of the dumbbell award" who "couldn't act" and compared her to a puppy who his father B.P. Schulberg, "trained to become Lassie" add something


ZaSu Pitts - In 1994 her importance as a silent film star was affirmed when she was honored with her image on a United States postage stamp along with luminaries such as Rudolph Valentino, Clara Bow and Charlie Chaplin as part of The Silent Screen Stars stamp set, designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld


In 1999 the American Film Institute left Bow outside its final "100 Years add something


"Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture" New York: Viking, 2007 add something


Elmer Clifton - Web August 17th, 2012 He was the first filmmaker to discover the talents of Clara Bow, who he cast in "Down to the Sea in Ships", released on March 4, 1923