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Clara Bow, 1920: The face of Betty Boop; it was Clara Bow's face and figure that Betty Boop's creator drew from.

Clara Bow, 1920: The face of Betty Boop; it was Clara Bow's face and figure that Betty Boop's creator drew from.

Zelda Fitzgerald, American writer, dancer and Jazz-age belle - died this day in 1948, aged 47, caught in a fire in the sanatorium she had committed herself to for shock therapy…  Zelda is now buried in the same grave as her estranged husband F. Scott Fitzgerald. They share an epitaph that quotes the end of his novel, The Great Gatsby:  So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Zelda Fitzgerald, American writer, dancer and Jazz-age belle - died this day in 1948, aged 47, caught in a fire in the sanatorium she had committed herself to for shock therapy… Zelda is now buried in the same grave as her estranged husband F. Scott Fitzgerald. They share an epitaph that quotes the end of his novel, The Great Gatsby: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Clara Bow, 1923 Clara Bow by Max Munn Autrey is as chilling as it is glamorous – capturing the star's beauty but also an unnervingly blank expression. Bow's fashionable heavy makeup and outrageously bouncy bobbed hair are highlighted by soft 'beauty' lighting, but undermined by that jumper. This photograph was taken in 1923, the year that Bow left her home in Prospect Heights, New York, to move to Hollywood. She would become one of the silent era's biggest stars.

Clara Bow, 1923 Clara Bow by Max Munn Autrey is as chilling as it is glamorous – capturing the star's beauty but also an unnervingly blank expression. Bow's fashionable heavy makeup and outrageously bouncy bobbed hair are highlighted by soft 'beauty' lighting, but undermined by that jumper. This photograph was taken in 1923, the year that Bow left her home in Prospect Heights, New York, to move to Hollywood. She would become one of the silent era's biggest stars.