A collection of 14 vintage newspaper ads representing every Jean Harlow movie playing on TCM during their August 7, 2016 TCM Summer Under the Stars marathon.
Jean Harlow lobbies for Red-Headed Woman and emerges as one of MGM’s top stars. Background notes on the film accompany a look at this pre-Code classic adapted from a Katharine Brush novel. The movie also stars Chester Morris, Una Merkel, and Leila Hyams. Directed by Jack Conway.
A complete biography of Mary Dees, the extra and stand-in who filled in for Jean Harlow after Harlow’s tragic death during the filming of Saratoga. Culled from numerous American and Australian sources with a few published inaccuracies contradicted and corrected.
Myrna Loy’s 1987 autobiography Being and Becoming is an all-time favorite here. 2011 brings the first Myrna Loy biography since that time, Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood by Emily W. Leider. Here’s a look at both titles, side by side.
A look at Jean Harlow’s penultimate film appearance, opposite Robert Taylor in MGM’s Personal Property (1937), a remake of 1931’s The Man in Possession also starring Reginald Owen, E.E. Clive, Henrietta Crosman, Una O’Connor, and Forrester Harvey.
Celebrating the centenary of Jean Harlow’s birth with the complete March 2011 TCM Star of the Month Schedule, over 60 vintage movie card images in a brand new gallery, pointing to the new Jean Harlow book and the wonderful work being posted around the web as part of the Jean Harlow Blogathon.
Select excerpts from the interview with Harlow in Hollywood authors Darrell Rooney and Mark A. Vieira conducted on The Kitty Packard Pictorial. Plus some Harlow collectibles from the Immortal Ephemera archives to illustrate our post.
The Clark Gable and Jean Harlow teaming peaks in China Seas, the 4th of their 6 MGM pairings, a tale of love and piracy at sea also starring Wallace Beery and Rosalind Russell.
A review of an under appreciated 1932 pre-Code classic, The Beast of the City, starring Walter Huston and with Jean Harlow.
Happy birthday to Boston Blackie, Chester Morris (1901-1970), with brief review of his film career, a quick film clip, plus movie cards and collectible images.