CLAIRE WINDSOR

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Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:29 pm

Watching a documentary (sort of) on this lady last night, I wondered how many of her films survived. For some reason none of the stills were identified and even the mention of her son Billy gave no indication of whether he was alive at the time the cine footage was shot, although I suspect he may have been killed on service... The only ones I've seen are TWO WISE WIVES (1921) and THE CLAW (1927), unless you include a brief bit in SHOW PEOPLE (1928), which I watched a long time ago...

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Unread post by bobfells » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:22 pm

Claire is also in SOULS FOR SALE (1923) which is online. You may know this but there's a very nice audio on YT of Claire listing all of her movies, backed by some great photos and lobby cards.

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Unread post by Brooksie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:31 pm

There is a good site on Claire at https://clairewindsor.weebly.com/, which includes a number of digitised items from her personal collection, which have been preserved at her hometown of Cawker City, Kansas.

There is also a personal recollection from a friend (at https://clairewindsor.weebly.com/al-boh ... books.html) that confirms that Billy was still alive at the time of Claire's death in 1972.

She's one of those actresses you see umpteen pictures of in fan magazines, and yet I suspect the only time I've seen her on screen is as one of the celebrity cameos in Souls for Sale (1923).

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Unread post by Harold Aherne » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:14 pm

Claire's son evidently was born as David Willis Bowes Jr., but later he adopted the name William Windsor. He was born on 8 September 1916 during Claire's first marriage to David Willis Bowes (lived 1888-1959, married to Claire 1914-1920). He seems to have been closer to his mother and her side of the family, as he was living with Claire and/or her parents consistently from 1920-40. He married Marilyn Weborg in 1941. Unfortunately, they both died in 1973 (she on 31 March, he on 12 December); they share a columbarium niche at Forest Lawn.

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Unread post by silentfilm » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:23 am

Nitratevillain Steve Richardson (cawkercitykid) has been researching Claire Windsor for quite a while and is the author of the Claire Windsor web page.

The Kansas Silent Film Festival showed The Little Church Around the Corner (1923) and it was pretty good.

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Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:23 pm

bobfells wrote:Claire is also in SOULS FOR SALE (1923) which is online. You may know this but there's a very nice audio on YT of Claire listing all of her movies, backed by some great photos and lobby cards.

Yes, saw that as well. Forgot about it as was another 'new to me' title...

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Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:24 pm

Harold Aherne wrote:Claire's son evidently was born as David Willis Bowes Jr., but later he adopted the name William Windsor. He was born on 8 September 1916 during Claire's first marriage to David Willis Bowes (lived 1888-1959, married to Claire 1914-1920). He seems to have been closer to his mother and her side of the family, as he was living with Claire and/or her parents consistently from 1920-40. He married Marilyn Weborg in 1941. Unfortunately, they both died in 1973 (she on 31 March, he on 12 December); they share a columbarium niche at Forest Lawn.

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Thank you for that. Was going to look it up, but completely forgot...

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Unread post by Rodney » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:56 pm

Claire Windsor has a major part in The Blot (1921), directed by Lois Weber. This appears on the recent DVD set of pioneer women film makers from Flicker Alley (with a score by the Mont Alto orchestra, so I know the film pretty well by now).
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Unread post by FrankFay » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:32 am

She's one of the adult stars of this child centered late 30's Monogram picture, but as another poster wrote here recently she hasn't much to do.





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Unread post by greta de groat » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:02 am

She's also in Weber's Too Wise Wives, also out on video.

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