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Clara Bow-upgraded by SueJO Clara Bow-upgraded by SueJO
I wanted her to be so much better, so I redid this.

Birth NameClara Gordon Bow Nickname The "It" Girl Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)

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Clara Gordon Bow, destined to become THE flapper of the 1920's, was born and raised in poverty in Brooklyn, New York, on July 29, 1905. Her family was also beset with violence. Her mother tried to slit Clara's throat when she attempted to enter the film industry. She won a photo beauty contest which launched her movie career that would eventually number 58 films, from 1922 to 1933. It was the movie It (1927), which was to define her career. The film starred Clara as a shop girl who was asked out by the store's owner. As you watch the silent film you can see the excitement as she prepared for her date with the boss, her girlfriend trying hard to assist her. She was trying to use a pair of scissors to modify her dress in order to look more "sexy". This movie did a lot to change society's mores as there was only a few years between World War I and Clara Bow, but this movie went a long way in how society looked at itself. Clara was flaming youth in rebellion. In the film she was presenting a worldly wisdom that somehow sex meant having a good time. But you shouldn't be misled by the film, because she was still close to Lillian Gish in that when her boss tries to kiss her goodnight, she slaps him. Yes, she, too, was a good girl and a first cousin of Trueheart Susie. At the height of her popularity she received over 45,000 fan letters a month. She, too, was probably the most overworked and underpaid star in the industry.www.imdb.com/name/nm0001966/bi….
The picture frame is reminiscent of the 1920s Art Deco style.
Vintage Stock - Clara Bow2 by Hello-Tuesday Mirror Frame Stock I by Melyssah6-Stock Vintage Wall Paper Texture by MGB-Stock 
Painted in PSE13
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
AMAZING MY DEAR-FEATURED IN FALL...KISS....My Short Avatar-name by YOKOKY Hurray! by KmyGraphic Love it
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SueJO Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional Writer
Thank you by Florhalie  Sunflower by KmyGraphic  
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Untitled-1 by Minia4  IceCream Foryou by KmyGraphic
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kootenayphotos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015   Photographer
Awesome work... have a great new year :)
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks again, you too. :)
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virnagray Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional Writer
For My Friends by Lacerem  For My Friends by Lacerem  For My Friends by Lacerem Thanks again, I did that 3 times.
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19andMugsy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! 
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Professional Writer
That's so good to hear, it took me 3 tries. Thank you.
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19andMugsy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You are so very welcome!

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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional Writer
Home for Christmas by KmyGraphic  ChristmasGlobe by KmyGraphic  Blue-Christmas by KmyGraphic
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Zorro40 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting infos,that i never knew,and a very good tribute:thumbsup:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Writer
Thank you, I'm running slow and I think the site is. Take care.
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW Nice work ~ Thanks for the history
Really enjoyed :reading:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Writer
Thank you. Have a great day.:hug:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You-are-Welcome by KmyGraphic
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Applemac12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!!! :wow:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks.:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Applemac12 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You bet! :aww:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Professional Writer
awwwwwwwww
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AledJonesDigitalArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful portrait Sue :)
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Writer
Thank You -Free 2 Use by Undead-Academy  
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AledJonesDigitalArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, and your always welcome my friend :hug:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Writer
:) (Smile) 
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
I'm glad you did this fantastic piece. She was a wonderful actress at her time.
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:iconsuejo:
SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks, it was hard and I want to smooth her skin some more. Problem, these tiny strands of hair. I'll work on it.
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Any piece is always a work in progress, even when we think "that's it, it's done!"
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:iconsuejo:
SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Writer
That's what I tried to tell students. First drafts are just that, first drafts. She just looked heavy and wrong.
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
And it's a good advice, always!
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Writer
As the official typo queen, it's now time for me to do some rewriting on my site. Using "I" too often was one of the first NO lessons taught.
This need a fix.
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Hummm... I guess I need that lesson too.
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Professional Writer
HeHe, I made a typo.
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Beautiful art and wonderful to read about her :clap: :heart:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional Writer
Finally, I got back on line. Thanks so much. I hope you're good Carolyn.
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Cutie Thumbs Up by Mirz123   Rainbow Sparkle Hug by Mirz123
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks.
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notmor Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
well she was the it girl of Hollywood ..wow 45000 fan letters a month could you imagine if the had Facebook or twitter in those days good lord her like would be uncountable Giggle one of the great ones for sure ..and as you say underpaid as well CURSE YOU! ..lovely tribute and image of a great lady paving the way for future great starlets in this new medium at that time Clap La la la la well done sue Huggle!  
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks Paul, I'd like to work on her skin some more, but I like the painted look. I think I'm addicted to these.
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SilviaMS Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Precioso Trabajo Sue,otro más :) :love:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Writer
Gracias Silvie, ella es muy cansada. Poca enferma, mejor pronto. Abrazos.
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SilviaMS Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yo también un poco enferma Sue,que se mejore :heart:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional Writer
Ahhh :hug: No internet por 2 dias, siento.
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SilviaMS Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Writer
Mucho mejor? :hug:
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SilviaMS Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sí, muchas gracias amiga querida :heart:
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Writer
Susan cansada. :hug:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Wonderful work Sue! Love the story behind it!
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving, the original was very hard to do. It took 5 tries.
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
:) You're very welcome!
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SueJO Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Professional Writer
I'm finally back on line, it drove me nuts. Thanks.
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