Clara then had a small uncredited role in Enemies of Women (1923). Her mother was gravely ill at the time. Clara talked about this experience in Photoplay Magazine, 1928: “It was only a bit in the picture. I danced on a table. All the time I had to be laughing, romping wildly, displaying nothing for the camera but pleasure and the joy of life. As I say, it was only a bit, but no matter what parts I have been called upon to play as a star, or ever will be, not one of them could compare in difficulty to that role. I’d go home at night and help take care of mother; I’d cry my eyes out when I left her in the morning – and then go and dance on a table. I think I used to be half-hysterical, but the director thought it was wonderful.”
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Louisville Comicon 2014