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Clara Bow’s Childhood Home

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jan 18th, 2015
2015
Jan 18

CHILDHOOD HOMES: THEN & NOW

Clara Bow’s childhood home

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857 73rd STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

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On the second floor of this unpretentious house at 857 73rd Street, Brooklyn, New York, lived the Bows in 1922. Clara Bow was then a school girl. Her father worked in Coney Island. Her mother was a bed-ridden invalid. The little red-head mailed a cheap postcard picture of herself to several motion picture magazines then conducting a contest. The winner was to be given a screen opportunity. Clara Bow won.

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