Clara Bow’s Cougar at the Fox Farm

Actress Clara Bow, The “IT Girl” had a penchant for interesting possessions, including this cougar, shown with an unknown young man. The cougar was known as her “pet” but getting it from Hollywood to the Fox Farm near Alpine Tavern must have been quite a site. No one seems to have any photos of cougars (the four legged kind) on PE cars and none have shown up on any Charles Lawrence Mount Lowe incline souvenir photos… but perhaps they are out there! Bow also reportedly had other pet felines of the “wild type.”

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection, donated by Vic McVey

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