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Clara Bow

Runnin' Wild

By (author) David Stenn
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S., Lanham, United States
Published: 13th Mar 2000
Dimensions: w 144mm h 230mm d 22mm
Weight: 580g
ISBN-10: 0815410255
ISBN-13: 9780815410256
Barcode No: 9780815410256
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. 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. David Stenn captures her legendary rise to stardom and fall from grace, her success marred by studio exploitation and sexual scandals.

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Stenn has found out as much to know about Clara Bow as it is given to mortals to know; he takes an intelligent approach, neither too solemn nor too flip, and the story he has to tell is almost always engrossing. The New York Times Illuminating and unforgettable. Los Angeles Times She was Marilym Monroe decades before Marilyn. How movingly David Stenn has written the story of this hilarious and heartbreaking star. -- Dominick Dunne