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Classic Hollywood Gave Birth To The “It Girl” Phenomenon That Continues To Thrive

Almost a century ago, 95 years to be exact, a silent film directed by Clarence Badger defined a concept that still prospers: It. The resplendent Clara Bow, playing Betty Lou Spence, embodied the first “It Girl” in history and inspired that noteworthy quality that is withheld by today’s celebrities.  The “It” in present culture is…