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When she was 14 her father encouraged her to enter a Fame Fortune Contest in which she won the chance to appear in a motion picture The motion picture she obtained a part in was called Beyond the Rainbow her part however was cut out of the film until much later Determination and director Elmer Clifton who saw her picture in a magazine lead her to her next picture Down to the Sea in Ships For her role she was mentioned favorably in several reviews After this her father took her to Maxine Alton a New York actress-playwright-agent who managed to induce JG Bachman the partner of BP Schulberg in Preferred Pictures to give her a three-month contract at 50 a week plus the fare to Hollywood When introduced to Schulberg Bow was pathecically dressed and mannered and was about to be written off when Alton urged him to test her personality He ran her through a range of emotions and when she on command went from later to full out tears he through up his arms and told Alton You win Next came Clara Bows stepping stone to fame a role in Black Oxen Frank Lloyd Productions for First National 1924 in which she was given fifth billing and received good reviews Her first Paramount film was Dancing Mothers Famous Players-Lasky 1926 Clara had third billing and played a flapper daughter This as well as her past in Mantrap established Bow as the flapper Then It Paramount Famous Lasky Corp 1927 put her at the top making her name Because of It Clara became one of the five top box-office attractions and was immediately put to work simultaneously in Wings Paramount Famous Lasky Corp 1927 and Children of Divorce Paramount Famous Lasky Corp 1927 By the time she shot Three Weekends in 1928 her 47th film she was Paramounts strongest asset Clara Bow worked hard to accomplish fourteen films
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