Thursday, January 13, 2011

Papermania - Winter 2011


I spent a few days in Connecticut last weekend and one of my activities was hitting the twice a year "Papermania" show in Hartford on saturday! Lots of highly overpriced paper items of all kinds but of course I was looking for movie stuff and more specifically Clara Bow stuff of which thanks to my sharp-eyed friend Mr Door Tree I was able to pick up 2 nifty vintage Heralds at a pretty decent price!

One of the Heralds was for 1931's "No Limit", Clara's 2nd to last film at Paramount.

Here's the backside. Herlads were inexpensive flyers handed out at theaters to promote upcoming films. They came in a variety of sizes, this one being 6" x 9", and are not as inexpensive as they used to be!

The other one I picked up was for 1932's "Call Her Savage" which was Clara's big comeback film after a year away from Hollywood. Other than 1927's "Wings" this is probably her best film so I was quite happy to find this item!

The backside shows a nice array of scenes from the film. Clara made only one more film after this and then retired from Hollywood and movie making for good. She was only 26 years old!

4 comments:

Avalon76 said...

Those are fantastic - especially the CHS one!

Francy Flicks said...

Wow, how lucky to find these! They still look really beautiful.

Margaret Benbow said...

I'm always happy to see your respectful tributes to Clara Bow, keeping her memory fresh. I saw one of her earliest movies, Down To The Sea In Ships, recently. She was such a fine actress, even as a kid.

Artman2112 said...

thank you all for commenting!

Margaret i think its safe to say Clara steals the show in that early film! its rather dour and drab until she shows up and then bang, a big spark of life is added! that was one of her gifts as an actress for sure! you can bet i will continue to feature Clara here!