Taylor Swift Song Sparks Interest in the Rise and Fall of Clara Bow

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Here's another article:
https://ew.com/who-is-clara-bow-and-why ... er-8559842
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My curiosity is peaked.
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Clara Bow was such a magnetic actress. She just owns the screen whenever she is on it. Case in point would be one of her first talkies, The Saturday Night Kid. Jean Arthur plays her vampish (!) sister, and even though Arthur is also a wonderful actress, Bow is the more magnetic of the two in the film.
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CinemaInternational wrote: February 10th, 2024, 6:31 pm Clara Bow was such a magnetic actress. She just owns the screen whenever she is on it. Case in point would be one of her first talkies, The Saturday Night Kid. Jean Arthur plays her vampish (!) sister, and even though Arthur is also a wonderful actress, Bow is the more magnetic of the two in the film.
More curiosity!
I probably would like to see her silent films.
So there is another opportunity for TCM.
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So then, just further evidence that Taylor Swift must really have a thing for..ahem..tight ends...

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But that's the extent of it....Swift fans may look up Clara Bow on wiki but it'll end there only because there aren't "It Girl" t-shirts.

I met yet again another 20 something girl who said she loves Marilyn Monroe but has never seen her in any movie. I then asked what she loved about MM and she said, "because she didn't let the public or anyone get her down, she overcame adversity."

Amazing.
I wonder if I was that stupid in my 20's...
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jimimac71 wrote: February 10th, 2024, 8:16 pm
CinemaInternational wrote: February 10th, 2024, 6:31 pm Clara Bow was such a magnetic actress. She just owns the screen whenever she is on it. Case in point would be one of her first talkies, The Saturday Night Kid. Jean Arthur plays her vampish (!) sister, and even though Arthur is also a wonderful actress, Bow is the more magnetic of the two in the film.
More curiosity!
I probably would like to see her silent films.
So there is another opportunity for TCM.
Little chance of that as Bow worked at Paramount. Many of her silents have been lost, too. Once in awhile they'll show "It" or "Wings", not much else. And I don't think "It" has been shown in quite awhile.
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TikiSoo wrote: February 11th, 2024, 5:44 am But that's the extent of it....Swift fans may look up Clara Bow on wiki but it'll end there only because there aren't "It Girl" t-shirts.

I met yet again another 20 something girl who said she loves Marilyn Monroe but has never seen her in any movie. I then asked what she loved about MM and she said, "because she didn't let the public or anyone get her down, she overcame adversity."

Amazing.
I wonder if I was that stupid in my 20's...
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TikiSoo wrote: February 11th, 2024, 5:44 am But that's the extent of it....Swift fans may look up Clara Bow on wiki but it'll end there only because there aren't "It Girl" t-shirts.

I met yet again another 20 something girl who said she loves Marilyn Monroe but has never seen her in any movie. I then asked what she loved about MM and she said, "because she didn't let the public or anyone get her down, she overcame adversity."

Amazing.
I wonder if I was that stupid in my 20's...
FWIW, Anna May Wong has a growing fan base, even though many of her films aren't...available on official DVDs/BluRays? I could make It Girl T-shirts without great difficulty, if I wanted to enough.

Am I letting a potential side hustle slip away from me? Should I see if I can trademark "It Girl"?
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Nellie LaRoy wrote: February 13th, 2024, 11:23 am
j.lunatic wrote: February 13th, 2024, 10:49 am FWIW, Anna May Wong has a growing fan base, even though many of her films aren't...available on official DVDs/BluRays?
Aren't most of her movies old enough to be in the public domain? I would imagine if that is so, her films must be all over YouTube
Wong or Bow? In both cases their pre-1929 films are in the public domain in the U.S. Many of these are on YouTube and other streaming sites, but sometimes in very poor quality. (I keep saying "You get what you pay for.") And both women's talkies are generally available, though rarely from legit sources.

My point (if any) is that if the Swifties take to Clara Bow, the Anna May Wong fandom provides useful examples (e.g., a YouTube channel collecting all AMW material that won't bring on the copyright cops).
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