Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl

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"With scenes from more than 25 films, a documentary portrait of the screen's first sex symbol"
  • NR
  • 1999
  • 57 min
  • 7.6  (193)

This biographical documentary traces the life of actress Clara Bow, who rose from humble beginnings living in a tenement in Brooklyn, New York to being recognized as Hollywood's first sex symbol. Bow paved the way for other women, including Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, allowing a candid sexuality to infuse both her personality as well as her performances. This documentary includes scenes from more than two dozen of Bow's most popular films, along with one-on-one interviews with colleagues and family members who knew her best.

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This biographical documentary traces the life of actress Clara Bow, who rose from humble beginnings living in a tenement in Brooklyn, New York to being recognized as Hollywood's first sex symbol. Bow paved the way for other women, including Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, allowing a candid sexuality to infuse both her personality as well as her performances. This documentary includes scenes from more than two dozen of Bow's most popular films, along with one-on-one interviews with colleagues and family members who knew her best.
  • Release Date
    1999
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    57 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (193)