Author Archive for: ‘Christina Burr’

The “It Girl”: Clara Bow’s Star Persona, Scandal and Celebrity

In February 1927, Paramount studios produced the romantic comedy It as a star vehicle for feature player Clara Bow, whose reputation was soaring based on her flapper characters in several successful movies, including The Plastic Age (1925), Dancing Mothers (1926), and Mantrap (1926). Paramount producer P.B. Schulberg contracted British romance author Elinor Glyn for $50,000 to write the novella of …

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