Knowledge Identifier: +Clara_Bow
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1905.
Countries: United States (69%), New York (8%), Nevada (4%)
Linked to: American Film Institute, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Pomona College, Los Angeles Times
Paramount Pictures - As always, Paramount films continued to emphasize stars; in the 1920s there were Swanson, Valentino, and Clara Bow
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
By New Year 1924, Bow defied the possessive Maxine Alton and brought her father to Hollywood
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
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"
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
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"
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
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