Clara Bow, True to the Navy
“We had individuality. We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted. I used to whiz down Sunset Boulevard in my open Kissel, with several red Chow dogs to match my hair. Today, they’re sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun.” ~ Clara Bow
The lovely Clara Bow was born on this day in 1905 in Brooklyn, New York. She’s best remembered for the movie It, movie (1927) and even became known as the “It girl.”
Clara was married to actor Rex Bell from 1931 to his death in 1962. They had two sons. She refused to write her memoirs for a beautiful reason: she was afraid there were things that might embarrass her two sons and their families. Protecting them meant more to her than any money an autobiography would have brought to her.
That makes her even more fabulous in my world.