Jean Harlow the “Blonde Bombshell” — A Pictorial

 

Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 - June 7, 1937)

Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937)

 

Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the “Blonde Bombshell” and the “Platinum Blonde” (owing to her platinum blonde hair), Harlow was ranked as one of the greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute.

 

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

 

“In the first sitting I fell in love with Jean Harlow. She had the most beautiful and seductive body I ever photographed.” — Charles Sinclair Bull (portrait photographer)

 

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

 

“Harlow was not frightened of the camera; she reacted to it, and in some strange way, I was the third party, they were the conspirators.” — George Hurrell (MGM chief photographer)

 

Jean Harlow 1934 (photo by George Hurrell)

Jean Harlow 1934 (photo by George Hurrell)

 

“Always, she is so straightforward and human and pleasant to observe that she is of inordinate value to a film that certainly does require her gifts.” — Richard Watts, Jr. from the New York Herald Tribune

 

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

 

 “A square shooter if there ever was one.” — Spencer Tracy

 

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

 

“She didn’t want to be famous. She wanted to be happy.” — Clark Gable

 

Jean Harlow with Clark Gable in a promo shot for "Saratoga" taken on May 27, 1937. Harlow would die eleven days later of renal failure.

Jean Harlow with Clark Gable in a promo shot for “Saratoga” taken on May 27, 1937. Harlow would die eleven days later of renal failure.

 

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3 Responses to “Jean Harlow the “Blonde Bombshell” — A Pictorial”

  1. […] Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the “Blonde Bombshell” and the “Platinum Blonde” due to her platinum blonde hair, Harlow was ranked as one of the greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute. […]

  2. […] Jean Harlow died of renal failure on June 7, 1937 at the young age of 26, just eleven days after this promo shot was taken. “Saratoga” was still being filmed when Harlow died and was completed using stand-ins. The movie was released July 23, 1937, forty-six days after Harlow’s death. “Saratoga” was MGM’s biggest moneymaker of 1937. […]

  3. […] by Frank Capra Produced by Harry Cohn Starring Loretta Young, Robert Williams, Jean Harlow, Halliwell Hobbes, Reginald Owen, Donald […]

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