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eBook Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild ePub

by David Stenn

  • ISBN: 0385241259
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: David Stenn
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (August 1, 1988)
  • Pages: 338
  • ePub book: 1661 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 169

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This book is probably one of the best books written on the subject of CLARA BOW ( ). I just finished reading this book and loved it. The author goes in great detail regarding the life of Clara,- from the time she was born, to the time of her death. This item: Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild.

David Stenn captures her legendary rise to stardom and fall from grace, her success marred by studio exploitation and . Hollywood's first sex symbol, the ' It ' girl, Clara Bow was born in the slums of Brooklyn in a family plagued with alcoholism and insanity.

David Stenn captures her legendary rise to stardom and fall from grace, her success marred by studio exploitation and sexual scandals. She catapulted to fame after winning Motion Picture magazine's 1921 " Fame and Fortune" contest. The greatest box-office draw of her day-she once received 45,000 fan letters in a single month, Clara Bow's on screen vitality and allure that beguiled thousands, however, would be her undoing off-camera.

And oh, was I pleased! I was trransported into Clara's life and her history was right there before my eyes.

I had seen several of Clara Bow's films and the TCM documentary before reading David Stenn's book, so I knew .

I had seen several of Clara Bow's films and the TCM documentary before reading David Stenn's book, so I knew something about Clara and had forgotten some things as well.

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Bow remembered: "All this time I was 'running wild', I guess, in the sense of trying to have a good time.

According to Bow's biographer, David Stenn, Bow was raped by her father at age sixteen while her mother was institutionalized. On January 5, 1923, Sarah died at the age of 43 from her epilepsy  . Bow remembered: "All this time I was 'running wild', I guess, in the sense of trying to have a good time. maybe this was a good thing, because I suppose a lot of that excitement, that joy of life, got onto the screen.

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Contrasts Clara Bow's enormous screen success with the traumatic childhood and, later, the malicious rumors she endured, and chronicles her rise to stardom and fall from grace in Hollywood

Comments

unmasked unmasked
An interesting and surprising accounting of a deeply misunderstood and highly misrepresented woman. Clara Bow was born in the NYC tenements, at a time when the infant mortality rate was over 80%. Her mother didn't even register her birth because she didn't think the baby would live. Clara's early life prepared her to fight for what she wanted and overcome her life's challenges.

This book follows her life and career very closely and we see glimmers of the beginnings of Hollywood's sleaze era, when studio heads owned their stars and controlled their lives in every way, in how Clara was managed. I learned about her life, as well as the era in which she lived and worked. If you like history and want to learn more about this era, you'll enjoy this book.
Hiclerlsi Hiclerlsi
Clara Bow became an international movie star against all odds. She was a child of the streets, a girl who used her body to get ahead in a time when such actions never resulted in fame or fortune. She was plucky, down-to-earth, and had the common sense of a survivor. This bio is a fantastic rendition of her storied life and tragic fall into mental illness. Highly readable, exquisitely-written and factually on target, this book makes you leap for the next page. It's that good.
Mavegar Mavegar
This biography was a snapshot that captured both the essence of Clara Bow with all her pains, struggles and successes. Anyone interested in silent film, in the 1910s and 1920s or even anyone wanting to explore the complexities of someone like Clara, this is this biography to read. Her life was so colourful. In a lot of way, she has been missed in the fog of other actresses of her time. Recommended.
Vuzahn Vuzahn
I was looking forward to this book, but I think it is not as well-written as I would have liked. Good information about Clara's childhood in Brooklyn, but it did not seem exhaustive as to the background of the silents or her role in those. And the information about her older years was also sparse. When reading biographies, I prefer huge amounts of detail rather than spotty details, and I like the backstory. There was a decent mention of her psychiatric issues, and the genetic link to her mother and aunts, but more on that would have been welcome. Also, just a thought - those who were so "big" in Hollywood have such small graves - whereas all the big moneymakers (Goldwyn, Zukor, etc) have huge tombs.
Bulace Bulace
Very nice read about one the greatest although unknown at this time, silent Film Star. A rags to riches story about an innocent kid taken advantage of, the success she encounters and the typical Hollywood treatment of turning their backs on some one who probably needed help.I was totally fascinated by this women's story. Hardship, Success and Scandal she lived thru it all.The screen's first sex symbol the "It" girl. Who knew?
Bludworm Bludworm
I was never a big fan of silent films or of many movies that were made in the 30's, but years ago I happened to watch "It" on late night tv and became fascinated with Clara Bow, who had a rare and magnetic quality not unlike Marilyn Monroe. There are some stars (a rare breed) that transcend time...the camera loves them and they have a magnetism that cannot be dated. Clark Gable had it, Marilyn Monroe had it, and Clara Bow had it before any of them! The photographs in the book capture her lovely free spirit and David Stenn does an excellent job of portraying her sad and lonely life. With all the strikes against her and all the blows that life handed her, she had a spirit that could not be crushed. She was a liberated woman long before the term had been invented and died much too soon. Fortunately some of her films still survive, to be enjoyed by generations to come. She was the ultimate "flapper", definitely a "jazz baby" and it's unfortunate that a film hasn't been made about her life. But I can't think of who could possibly portray Clara without being a weak and pale imitation, for there never was and never will be another one quite like her.
Wenes Wenes
This book is probably one of the best books written on the subject of CLARA BOW (**). I just finished reading this book and loved it.

The author goes in great detail regarding the life of Clara,-- from the time she was born, to the time of her death.

Clara was such a misunderstood person. I think that the author has attempted to give us all a better understanding of Clara (the "It" girl).

I also loved the photos of Clara in this book.(She sure was a pretty actress!)

(**)= The only thing that I question is how the "professionals" came to the conclusion that Clara was (probably) Schitzophrenic?... In my opinion, rather than schitzophrenic, I think Clara probably suffered from Manic Depression. That is not to say that her mother was not schitzophrenic though.... From the sounds of it, Clara's Mom was probably schitzophrenic,that I agree with the author and "professionals" (eg: the instances when Clara's Mom tried to kill her with a butcher knife,while Clara was sleeping!).

However, from all the descriptions of Clara's tortured life, to me, it sounded like Clara was more Bi-Polar than anything else. But Schitzophrenic (?)---probably not.

Clara, by all accounts,was never a violent person. She did not "hear voices". Clara had intense "ups and downs" (as described by her children and husband). Clara loved sex, and the attention it brought her. She was an insecure person, who was searching for love and approval her whole life.
David Stenn also appears in the video bio. of Clara Bow. While both tell essentially the same story, boyfriend/husband Rex Bell's role in what caused Clara's legal problems and downfall is somewhat different in the book. It could be said he caused the trial that led to the scandal.
It was exciting to learn this after seeing the video. Bell's not quite the 'Knight in Shining Armor' as portrayed during Clara's trial. His abandoning her later (after they had two boys together) to become a lifelong politician was likely the root of Clara's mental issues and not something heredity (inherited from her parents). Highly recommend because of how clearly the story is told.