|THE INTERNATIONAL SILENT MOVIE|
1905 - 1965
The actress Clara Bow was born into a violent family. When she won a beauty contest she was able to start a successful film career and used the opportunity to free from her abusive father and her insane mother.
To her early movies belong "Beyond the Rainbow" (22), "Enemies of Women" (23), "Maytime" (23), "Poisoned Paradise" (24), "Wine" (24), "This Woman" (24), "Eve's Lover" (25), "Kiss Me Again" (25), "The Primrose Path" (25) and "The Plastic Age" (25).
When her mentor and producer B.P. Schulberg went to Paramount he took her with him. Clara Bow became a great star at Paramount during the 20's who fascinated the audience with her open sex appeal. Sie convinced in the movies "Mantrap" (26), "Kid Boots" (26), "Fascinating Youth" (26) and "Children of Divorce "(27).
Clara Bow often caused more quite a stir with her private life than with her movies. Her behaviour was provocative, her sexuell liaisons numerous, scandals were a forgone conclusion. She had gambling debts, didn't pay all her taxes and had some sensational trials.
When Clara Bow appeared in the movie "It" (27), she had her great breakthrough.
She had a certain something which always fascinated men and from then on
she was called as the "It Girl".
In the following year she took part in other successful movies like "Red Hair" (28), "Ladies of the Mob" (28) and "Three Weekends" (28).
The transition to the talkies was disastrous. She wasn't able to be
successful because of her strong Brooklyn accent. The consequence was that
Clara Bow became hysterical and it was absolut difficult to work with her.
She appeared in the Paramount productions "Dangerous Curves" (29), "True
to the Navy "(30), "Her Wedding Night" (30), "Love Among the Millionaires"
(30), "No Limit" (31) and "Kick In" (31), after that she ask Paramount
to let go her from the contract. Even her mentor B.P. Schulberg was glad
at this time to be able to disassociate from her.
She got married with the cowboy sar Rex Bell and
founded a family.
Other movies with Clara Bow: