Containing Multitudes Since 2004
I wonder if the reality will ever outshine the legend? The legend - the sexual dynamo who supposedly bedded the entire 1927 USC Trojans football team; the reality - victim of physical abuse from her mother and incest from her father which pretty much left her screwed up for the rest of her life.
Hard to say...her mental breakdown in her later years is pretty well known, but then again I doubt many people these days even know who Clara Bow is, let alone the myth and tragedy surrounding her name.
She was used in a political cartoon just the other day, as an example of John McCain's out-of-touch-with-the-times celebrity list.
I know McCain's old, but he's not THAT old.Maybe Mamie Van Doren old.
I think it worked pretty well, tho, and she was in good company with Ms Boop:http://www.comics.com/editoons/rogers/archive/rogers-20080805.html
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