Well, I meant to run this in January, when Children of Divorce was new, but I wound up doing memorials back to back instead. It's not from Children of Divorce but it certainly captures the vivacity that makes Clara Bow one of the best-loved stars of that era. (She's been on the masthead before, but deserves a solo appearance.) Here are some threads:
A few years ago I ran this image with different text to mark TCM's 20th anniversary— and it is telling that it was Robert Osborne, more than any of the stars in the TCM library, who naturally stood for the best movie channel ever, the learned, gentlemanly face put forward by the network to represent its seriousness, but also its welcomingness to all who love the movies of the past.
In memoriam Robert Osborne, 1932-2017.
“One of the wonders of the internet is that it's a totally open forum. The world's greatest expert—or greatest idiot—is free to post.” —David Shepard, quoted by Richard Bann
An entirely appropriate change, if a melancholy one.
Speaking of Clara Bow, it was mentioned in TCM's introduction for What Price Hollywood? (1932) that the Constance Bennett role had originally been offered to Clara Bow. It would have been a fascinating piece of casting.