Day 3 - Favourite actress and why? This wasn’t a hard chose to me. Clara Bow is the most lively person on screen! As a silent actress she could bring so many emotions to the screen like no one else and with no words at all, as a actress in talkies it even got better with her cute Brooklyn accent. Whether it’s comedy or tragedy, Clara Bow is an all round talent and the best actress ever lived.
Clara Bow sits in her fiancé Harry Richman’s lap during her overnight stay in Boston at Ritz-Carlton, 1930.
Happy birthday Clara Bow! | July 29 1905 - September 27 1965."Fame hasn’t given me everything. I hope to marry some day. I would rather marry a man with a good disposition than a man who is good looking. I seldom dance in public for fear of causing comment. Picture people should keep their married lives private. Some day I want to direct my own pictures. I am afraid of love."
Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s. It was her appearance as a spunky shopgirl in the film It that brought her global fame and the nickname “The It Girl”. Bow came to personify the roaring twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.
Hairstyles of the 1920s created more controversy in hair fashion than in any other period of American culture. And one hairstyle, known simply as 3/4 ‘the bob’, would be at the center of this great debate. First introduced during the Great War, the bob haircut would eventually cause a revolution in the way women would wear their hair 3/4 forevermore.(x)
From left to right: Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Jessie Matthews, Clara Bow, Yvonne Printemps, Pauline Stark, Constance Talmadge, Josephine Baker, Madame Lucien Lelong.