CLARA BOW - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 82689
Sale Price $405.00
CLARA BOW BELLBlack and white 3x4½ photograph shown wearing white pants and a striped blouse standing on the gunwale of a sailboat, signed after her marriage to Western actor Rex Bell! Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Sincerely,/Clara Bow Bell". B/w sepia-toned, 3½x5½ overall, 3x4½ image, one surface. Blank German post card from "Ross" Verlag ("Ross Publishing House"). Captioned: "Clara Bow". Bow probably signed this after her 1931 marriage to Rex Bell. The daughter of a Coney Island waiter, Clara Bow (1905-1965, born Clara Gordon Bow in Brooklyn, New York) was turned into the symbol of the flapper age of the Roaring 20s by Paramount. During that era, Bow, with her cupid bow lips and sparkling eyes, was one of the first actresses to flaunt her freedom and sex appeal on screen. Among her big hits were Kiss Me Again (1925), Mantrap (1926) and It (1927), the latter resulting in her permanent nickname of the "It Girl". It is sometimes said that Bow's career was ruined by the advent of talking films, but she was the top-billed star in eleven of these, even singing capably in several. Sensational stories of her personal escapades, apparently exaggerated by the press, earned her a new nickname, however: "Crisis a Day Clara". Bow married B-movie cowboy star Rex Bell in 1931 and retired from filmmaking in 1933. Lightly toned and bowed. Signature is lightly beaded and smeared but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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