New Taylor Swift Song Has New Bedford Ties

Photo: Courtesy of John L. E. Pell, 1922-1923 New Bedford Whaling Museum Photography Collections

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Taylor Swift included a reference with ties to New Bedford in her latest album, "The Tortured Poets Department."

Swift titled the song "Clara Bow" after a silent film actor of the same name.

One of Bow's first feature films, 1922's "Down to the Sea in Ships," took place in New Bedford.

She played the granddaughter in a 19th-century whaling family.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum still keeps a collection of memorabilia from the set.

Fans can catch the film, alongside a live musical score by Grammy nominee Jennifer A. Maxwell, at a screening in the museum's Harbor View Gallery Nov. 23.

Swift released her 11th studio album early Friday morning.

"Clara Bow" is its penultimate track.

WBZ NewsRadio's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports.

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