Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Guess Who......

A few more vintage Clara Bow items arrived this week...

A 5" x 7", not sure the year.

"I needed no reminder of the "It" girl or who she is. I hope you'll note the tense used here. You happen to have given a vitality, a beauty and an excitement to our industry that no one has ever duplicated" - Rod Serling, from a letter he wrote to Clara responding to HER fan letter to him!

A vintage postard

"I never met Marilyn Monroe, but if I had, I would have tried very hard to help her. A sex symbol is a heavy load to carry when one is tired, hurt and bewildered" - Clara Bow

Another vintage postcard

"You brush off Clara Bow for some old nothing like Brooks. The more I think of it the madder I get. You writing about some old fucks and not even mentioning Clara Bow's name. - Louise Brooks writing to Kevin Brownlow about the lack of ANY mention of Clara in his 1968 book on silent films called "The Parade Gone By"

I saved the best postcard for last... I LOVE this pic!


Lemmy Caution said...

You aren't kidding about that last one. Wow.

J.B. said...

She often looks like Annie Potts (or, more accurately, vice versa)

Artman2112 said...

Lemmy - that's a doozie huh? love the outfit, the jewelry, the hair, and especially that expression!

J.B. - you know, i gotta kinda go along with ya on that. The Annie from her Designing Women/softcore porn popcorn ads period defintely had a similiar look going on. that was when Annie looked her best imo.