Saturday, October 26, 2013

Memoirs of Clara Bow - Silent Movie star .

case file #95
a beautiful monochromatic theme
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 featuring the stunning silent movie star Clara Bow - the 'IT' girl .
such a beautiful face .
(photo sourced from Tumblr )
a stacked Rosette with added bling

paint, distressing, flowers, book pages, metal, tearing, fabric,  tie something.
Document an old memory 
Growing up, we lived in a country town where there was little or no TV reception.
We watched movies at the " Rivoli Picture Theatre. "
and sometimes they showed silent movies for fun. 
I loved Clara Bow and I wanted to document some of her life story .
Clara Bow, a cinema sensation who broke box office records
and became one of the greatest stars
of the silent screen.
Amid scandal and ill health she retired 1933
for good,  at the age of just 28 .

more journaling on the back of my layout . 

After making around a dozen talking pictures, including ‘Hoop La’ and ‘The Wild Party’,
 Clara’s career ended abruptly in 1933.
There would be no more films. 
 ‘the love had left, she was done, and she walked away’. 
The name Clara Bow is largely forgotten but in her day she was one of the biggest stars in the world .
She was the “IT” girl of 1927
Clara’s story of rags to riches to recluse; from her upbringing in a Brooklyn tenement to fame, scandals, mental breakdowns and her married life with actor Rex Bell. 
As many have said ‘the camera loved her’ and there are thousands of fabulous studio portraits and intimate family photographs to tell Clara’s story.
With the arrival of talking pictures many of Clara Bow’s films suffered the same neglect as other silent movies, and much information has been lost .
thanks for dropping by and leaving me some love
until next time 


  1. The smoky blues and grey are perfect for this smouldering photo of Clara and your Art does her justice with it's texture, layering and attention to detail. The bits of bling are perfect for a movie star and I love that she lives on with this homage you have created....A Gold Logie for you :D

  2. ooh wow love these blue tones and your layout is smashingly awesome... love the photo and story too :)

  3. Love the blue colour scheme. The stacked rosette looks great.

  4. A beautiful layout for a very beautiful lady. A tragic tale for sure. I also remember going to movie houses to watch all the old movies and TMC is still one of my favourite channels. I think that Clara would be delighted with this beautiful piece of art that you created for her. Magnificent.
    I gave you a shout out on my blog for ispiring me to create a beautiful layout for my mother. <3

  5. Love the touch of brown, top left, you do these little touches so well Heather.

  6. Lovely page - I knew the name, but it was interesting to hear more details of that name makes a come back, soon, too, it's so is your page...must get out my accordion flowers...yours looks gorgeous here:):)

  7. Wow this is just so beautiful! Love it!! SO soft & pretty!!! I wonder if she really needed to retire so young? Interesting story!!

  8. This is soooooooo gorgeous Heather! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors, the flowers and loving all the distressing!!!!

  9. This is vintage STUNNING!! I love the colors, the haunting photo, your textures...just gorgeous :)


  10. It's such a stunning lay-out with a gorgeous, elegant feel to it! Amazing work, once again!

  11. What a yummy've really created a beautiful, beautiful lo with it! Simply gorgeous Heather!

  12. Oh Heather! this is so beautiful and such a sad story to tell. I just love your work - for my page for this Case File I've actually scraplifted a design from one of your Scrap 365 pages, hope you don't mind :o)xxx

  13. Wonderful LO Heather, totally love it!

  14. Hi there, Heather! Val sent me... I love what you did here. I am totally enamored with old-world Hollywood, so I read your journaling with great interest. I had no idea that she retired at! What a lovely way to keep Clara Bow's memory alive! Great work!

  15. Beautiful soft and perfectly executed page.....with your usual elegantly shabby touches. Sorry I missed you at lunch, hopefully see you at the next one. xx

  16. Ooh I just love the soft and beautiful pretty, Heather.

  17. Interesting story .. You have documented about Clara so well!! I truly enjoyed reading about her!! Sigh!! Your layout is just outstanding !! Each of your creation has always inspired me in many ways .. Hugs .. X

  18. A fabulous page and such a sad story Heather!! Would be interesting to find out what actually happened to her after she gave it all up. I hope she did get some happiness in her life. I really don't have to tell you how much I love this page, you know I love all of your work!! The lovely soft subtle colours, the stamping, the textures, the layers ..., it's all there. A totally incredible piece of Heather Jacob art!! oxox

  19. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady.. I did not know of her, but I do now, thanks to your beautiful layout, in such soft colors and gorgeous layers.. really lovely layout Heather...

  20. Oh Heather, stunning, just stunning. Your worked the colours beautifully and what a fabulous "subject" to scrap. I had not heard of her but just love how you wrote about her. Gorgeous.

  21. Stunning page, Heather!! Love the layered die cuts!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  22. This is gorgeous!!! I love how you scrapped about this lovely movie star!! Yay! I hope you do more!!! I love them! AWESOME layout!!!!!!!!

  23. Hello Heather, All your work is just amazing........this page is stunning! Blue is my favourite colour, love the soft tones and what a gorgeous photo!
    ps. Thank you so much for visiting is a real honour to have you stop by :) Hugs x