I'm going to take a break from politics for a day to convince you to see a great 1927 film called "It" starring the fabulous Clara Bow. It's a silent film about a spunky working-girl negotiating life in the 20's. She's smart, she's funny, and she refuses to let society snobbery keep her from her man. It's all fluff but completely irresistable (if you ask me).
If you rent the Kino DVD, it also includes an odd little documentary about Clara Bow produced by Hugh Hefner and narrated by Courtney Love. These two fine folks (naturally) detract from the potential for it to be a great piece - Courtney sounds like a valley-girl reading a passage from Sylvia Plath in her sophomore English class and Hugh's influence leaves us with a narrative that explicitly reminds the viewer once every 30 seconds that Clara was the original sex-symbol. Nonetheless, her life was sad but interesting so it's worth the extra 45-minutes or so to check it out.Posted by sarah at January 25, 2003 5:51 PM | TrackBack