An Analysis by Jeffrey E. Ford When Clara Bow left Paramount Studios in 1931 there were a great many in Hollywood who probably determined that her career in movies was through. Certainly, based on the box-office performance of her last Paramount films, there was no reason to doubt this assumption.
by Jeffrey Ford It’s hard to believe, but the dawn of the new millennium has brought a banquet of previously unavailable riches for the Clara Bow fan. In addition to the new and updated edition of David Stenn’s Bow biography, five previously unviewable Bow films have surfaced either at festivals
CLARA IN 1931: “NO LIMIT”, “KICK IN”, AND THE GOODBYE TO PARAMOUNT by Jeffrey E. Ford Personally and professionally, 1931 was probably the nadir of Clara Bow’s life. Not even her earliest days as a working actress – an extra girl confined in a succession of cheap studio pictures — could