FC: Clara Bow 1920s By: Julia Herman
1: My name is Clara Bow and I was one of the brightest movie stars of the 1920s. I was best known for my red hair and my numerous nervous breakdowns in my films.
2: I was born in a Brooklyn tenement in 1905 during one of the worst heat waves New York had ever had, I was not wanted by my parents from the day I was born. My mother and grandmother were both mentally ill and my father was not interested in marriage and children (he had left my mother shortly before she went into labor). My mother prayed that the heat would kill both her and her children. We did not even have birth certificates.
3: I imitated the acting styles of her favorite actresses, Mary Pickford, Mae Murray, and Theda Bara. | I was the first actress who flaunted my sex appeal to the public and, I became the most talked-about resident of Hollywood.
4: All my childhood, though it was filled with pain and stuffering, I was determined to be an actress. Movies were my escape from home-life. Very fortunatly I ended up suceeding in life and by the age of 24 I had already made close to 50 films.
5: I am commenly known as the "It" girl and I played in several silent movies. In my movies I often played the rolls of department store clerks, manicurists and waitresses.
6: I am less commenly known as "Flapper-par-Excellence" or "The Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman of sex, who alwasy gets her man."
7: Work Cited -Montalbano, Christopher E. "Clara Bow ." The "It" Girl. 16 Dec. 1998. 14 Apr. 2008