Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The "It" Girl

She was "It." I'm talking about Clara Bow, the star of the 1927 silent movie It. Clara Bow was a big star during the silent film era, and after seeing It, I know why.

John Waters
The It of the title translates into sex appeal; and, although the movie is a light romantic comedy, Bow's screen presence is electrifying. The most striking thing about Bow is her modern look. There's no denying it, she has It

Even though it's a silent, It is an entertaining movie full of charm and wit. It's definitely worth a watch. BTW: William Austin, who plays Monty, Bow's rejected boyfriend, is a dead ringer for movie director John Waters. Also, watch for Gary Cooper. He has a small role as the newspaper reporter.

Bow left the movies in the early 1930s to become a rancher in Nevada. Sadly, her life did not have a Hollywood "Happy End." She suffered from severe mental illness and died at the age of 60. 

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