Dear Reader #165

Hannah Howe

Dear Reader,

Coming soon, our new magazine, The Golden Age of Hollywood, available from all leading Internet outlets. Here’s a preview of the cover.

Clara Bow’s fourth movie wasThe Daring YearsakaThe Folly of Youth. The movie was produced in New York during the first half of 1923 and released on September 15, 1923.

The Daring Yearswas adapted from a photoplay by Richard Ellison. Clara was listed fourth on the bill, as ‘John’s Sweetheart, Mary’. Unfortunately, this movie is regarded as lost.

A silent melodrama,The Daring Yearsfeatures a love triangle and a man wrongly accused of murder. The man, John Browning, is strapped into an electric chair when a lightning bolt (!) and Clara Bow save the day.

The premise forThe Daring Years,an accidental shooting,is sound, but maybe the movie could have done without the lightning bolt.

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