Dr Gwenda Young will discuss silent film, the 1920s, and Clara Bow as icon of the Jazz Age
She was the original IT girl, the “real Jazz Baby”, the teenager from Brooklyn that conquered Hollywood and enraptured the public. As her fellow actress Louise Brooks observed: Clara was the 1920s.
While many silent comedies relied heavily on slapstick and sight gags, Clara Bow offered comic performances that were sexy and lovable. In IT, perhaps her best film, she is plucky shop girl Betty, who falls in love with the owner’s son only to have him reject her. Bow’s natural comedic talent, as well as her sheer star magnetism, make this one of the most entertaining films of the Jazz Age.
Dr Gwenda Young will discuss silent film, the 1920s and Clara Bow as icon of the Jazz Age
This screening is part of the IFI Evening Course Comic Cuts which runs from October 10th to November 14th 2017. There are six screenings in all with expert commentary and discussion, all for €70 (€65 concessions). To book your place, call Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Film tickets not individually sold.