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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars: The “It” Girl Clara Bow

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Apr 23, 2024

Silent Superstars: The “It” Girl Clara Bow Clara Bow, the ‘It’ Girl When novelist, screenwriter, and supreme arbiter of taste Elinor Glyn declared in 1927 that Clara Bow had “It”–her term for a rare type of magnetism–the public must have heartily agreed. After all, read more

Flicker Alley: Clara Bow and Gary Cooper in Children of Divorce (1927)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 21, 2016

To contemplate Clara Bow and Gary Cooper together onscreen is to fear these irresistibly watchable stars will cancel each other out. After all, what else could happen when two performers who consistently steal scenes in other films appear with each other? In the 1927 silent Children of Divorce, noth read more

Girl, Reconstructed: Clara Bow in GET YOUR MAN (1927)

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Nov 16, 2015

“Everything you’re going to see today has never been screened before,” film historian David Stenn said on Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art. These are words most film fans only dream of hearing. But when they’re spoken by the biographer of Silent Era superstar Clara Bow, and the program read more

A Small Update and Clara Bow Scandal

Smitten Kitten Vintage Posted by Rhonda0731 on Jan 7, 2015

It has been two days since my last post, and I felt it was time for a new one. This is more of an update on this blog and I have some exciting news to share. I signed up for my first ever blogathon!! I am really excited about it. It is being hosted by three classic movie bloggers whom I have been fo read more


A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 19, 2014

This is my entry in the Build Your Own Blogathon, hosted by The Classic Film & TV Cafe, featuring 20 bloggers over 20 days. MANTRAP Alverna does her daily flirting exercises. A girls has to keep in shape! No, Clara Bow is not the mantrap of the title (yeah right). Mantrap is the name read more

Clara Bow’s kiss off! Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Feb 15, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on February 15, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor Clara Bow gives a not-so-fond farewell to her castmates in the poverty row potboiler Parisian Love. As was the case in so many of her early films, the plot is thin but Clara sparkles. If you ever have to make a not-so-glamorous exit down a f read more

Clara Bow and Gilbert Roland: Brief Romance, Lasting Tenderness

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 14, 2013

I am hoping that someday a movie will be made about the life of Clara Bow. Not a trashy version based on scandals, but an insightful depiction of a life filled with enough tragedy and heartbreak to give those Greeks a run for their money. God knows this poor woman was exploited  enough in her l read more

Clara Bow, the ultimate silent damsel in distress. Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Nov 26, 2013

I mean, look at this helpless maiden. It’s no wonder that silent leading ladies were always ending up on the railroad tracks.* Clara Bow is a French Apache in the low-budget pot-boiler Parisian Love. The movie itself is laughably bad but Clara is adorable and charismatic. She also knows how read more

Style Essentials--Travis Banton Transforms Clara Bow and Fashion Forever with 1927's IT

GlamAmor Posted by on Oct 29, 2013

Though many articles have been written about director Clarence Badger's 1927 classic It, most only seem to be scratching the surface.  So much that we take for granted today can be traced back to the legendary silent film, and a considerable amount of insight comes from understanding the storie read more

SCANDAL! Clara Bow: The It Girl's Lifestyle on Trial

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 14, 2013

Welcome to 2013 - a year of scandals at A Person in the Dark. Yes, I love movies, but I confess I am a sucker for those juicy Hollywood scandals of old. October's scandal: Clara Bow and the Hired Help The irresistible Clara Bow The troubled life of Clara Bow is legendary. Behind the v read more

Ahem. Clara Bow has a few words to say… “SHUTUP, WILL YA?!?!” Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Sep 24, 2013

Clara Bow is pretty much to only reason to watch Parisian Love. Was she ever spunky! She is a lady gang member with a flair for burglary and lungs like a fruit monger. Enjoy the lip reading! read more

Screening Report: Clara Bow in IT (1927) at Nighthawk Cinema

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Aug 25, 2013

Talking is never okay at the movies. But what about singing? Vocalist Mary Alouette and the djangOrchestra accompanied Clarence G. Badger’s IT (1927) today during a brunch screening at the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, and the result was surprisingly effective. In the first installment of Nighthawk’s read more

Funny Lady Blogathon: Clara Bow "The It Girl".

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 29, 2013

Clara Bow, was often cast as a waitress, a manicurist, or a salesgirl. Armed with only her humor and her charm, Clara's character would always rise above her lowly place in life and win over her man. It was her performance as a salesgirl in the film "It" that brought the nickname "The It Gir read more

Happy St. Patty's Day from Clara Bow.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Mar 17, 2013

Clara Bow, posing with a giant-shamrock in the late 1920s. read more

Happy Valentine's Day from: Clara Bow.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 14, 2013

I hope that you found a little love this Valentine Day. I also, hope that you enjoyed Noir and Chick Flicks Valentines 14 day celebration. I was very surprised to see how many classic actor's/actress found their forever Valentine on their first trip down the isle. I hope you will also enjoy No read more

It (1927) with Clara Bow

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Oct 19, 2012

Image Source Clara Bow was one of those mega-watt stars whose light burned bright in the silent film era. What makes an actress like Clara Bow a star? The x-factor and she had “it”. Now the x-factor isn’t one solitary thing. It’s a combination of things including personal read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Clara Bow. (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Oct 2, 2012

Personal Quote: (On her poverty-stricken childhood in Brooklyn): No one wanted me in the first place. Often I was lonesome, frightened and miserable. I never had a doll in my life. I never had any clothes, and lots of times didn't have anything to eat. We just lived, and that'a about all. Girl read more

FIVE favorite films of my birthday buddy, Clara Bow!

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jul 31, 2012

Clara posing for Dancing Mothers Of all of the people that I share a birthday with, Clara Bow is definitely my favorite. She was a beautiful woman and an amazing actress, but led an unfortunately less-than-perfect life. Sunday marked 105 years since she was born, so to round off July’s Tuesday read more

Happy Birthday: Clara Bow! (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jul 29, 2012

Clara Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965), came to personify the roaring twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol. She performed in 46 silent films and 11 talkies she was best known for her performance in: Mantrap (1926), It (1927) and Wings (1927). She was named first box- read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Clara Bow

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jul 29, 2012

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Clara Bow, Born today, July 29 in 1905! Zooey Deschanel, Emma Watson. Emma Stone. All have been described as the modern day “It” girl. But what is an “It” girl you ask? Well, an “It” girl is absolute attraction. Not simply beauty, not simply brains. read more