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Clara Bow inspiration for Taylor Swift song

What do classic movie fans and Taylor Swift fans have in common? A love of Clara Bow.  Pop superstar Swift announced during her Grammy Award win on Sunday that her 11th studio album would release April 19, 2024.  Called "The Tortured Poets Department," the album features a final track titled "Clara Bow," spotted by fans.  Who is Clara Bow? Clara Bow was an actress of the silent movie era and she epitomized the Roaring Twenties' flapper girl. Bow (born July 29, 1905, died September 27, 1965) starred in blockbuster after blockbuster, but her most famous is the classic 1927 silent comedy, “It” (no, not the horror movie). In "It," Bow plays a plucky shop girl in the silent movie with such exclamations – via title cards – as “Hot socks!” and “Sweet Santa Claus, give me him!” The concept of someone having “it” (that certain something, charisma) was popularized in the movie and Bow would forever be known as the “It Girl.” ( Watch for free on Youtube ) In-d

Clara Bow: The original 'It Girl' of Hollywood

The woman who epitomized the Roaring Twenties, Clara Bow made her big screen debut a hundred years ago in 1922. She quickly shot to fame as a leading lady and sex symbol.  She cemented her popularity with fans in 1927’s “It” (no, not the horror movie). The concept that someone has “it” – that certain something that draws others in – originated with the movie. Bow would popularize the concept in her portrayal of the plucky shop worker and forever be nicknamed “ the It Girl .” Below are a few scenes from the silent movie, which was known for its 1920s creative exclamations in the titles such as “Hot socks!” and “Sweet Santa Claus, give me him!” View this post on Instagram A post shared by (@reeloldmovies)