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First impression. Well bound in clean maroon cloth boards with gilt titling to spine. Text pages. illustrations and eps all clean with no markings or inscriptions. D/J is unclipped with just a little rubbing to top edge, but no tears or loss. A heavy book for it's modest size so additional postage may be requested to international destinations. Despatched same or next working day in protective packaging. N° de ref. de la librería 006756
Sinopsis: 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.
From Publishers Weekly:
In his first book, Stenn, a screenwriter, has produced a movie biography that tops most of the current crop of Hollywood stories. Assiduously researched, the book contains hitherto unpublished material from Clara Bow's son and others who knew the screen goddess who expressed the spirit of flaming youth during the 1920s. Mistreated by a psychotic mother and abusive father, Bow grew up in the Brooklyn slum where she was born in 1902. She escaped by winning a "fame and fortune" contest in her teens and a part in a silent film. Before long the pretty redhead's singular talents made her extremely popular with producers and public alike. She personified sex as fun, earning the sobriquet "The It Girl," coined by Elinor Glyn to define her allure. The actress lived the role offscreen as well, having affairs with Gary Cooper, Gilbert Roland, Victor Fleming and others, creating scandals that prompted even her amoral father to ask her, "Why can't you be like Lillian Gish?" But as Stenn's admirably balanced profile shows, Bow was not as wild as accounts paint her. Notoriety, nevertheless, ended her career before she was 30, after starring in numerous silents as well as early talkies for which she learned to temper her Brooklynese accent. Apart from one or two roles, like her part in the World War I aviation epic Wings , her films did not show the real gifts of this star who was usually cast in profitable potboilers, notes Stenn. Bow, married to Rex Bell and living in semi-seclusion, died in 1965. In this sensitive biography, readers will find a vibrant woman to empathize with, as well as an engrossing history of early picture-making. Photos not seen by PW.
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Título: Clara Bow : Runnin' Wild
Editorial: Ebury Press
Año de publicación: 1989
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Ebury Press, London, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First UK Edition. A biography of the silent film actress who was the legendary It Girl, first impression of the first British edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 014815
Descripción Ebury Press, 1989. Misc. Supplies. Estado de conservación: Good. A few small marks to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007394894
Descripción London: Ebury Press Genuine First Impression, 1989. Fine copy. Hb. dj (with wonderful b/w pictures of Clara Bow to front and rear) v slightly bumped to spine edges and top edge. Maroon coverboard with gilt spine titles v slightly bumped to spine edges. Price unclipped (£16.95). 338pgs. v tight leaves. No inscriptions. With b/w frontispiece photo of Clara Bow 'on her infamous made-to-order bed', and 16 pages of b/w photos. 'Riveting and tragic as any screenplay, Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild is the real-life story of a doomed woman whose eight-year reign as America's foremost screen actress and subsequent disintegration is at once harrowing and heroic.' Scanned image available upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería 25447