Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jean Harlow, 1911-1937

Marie Dressler and Jean Harlow in 'Dinner at Eight' (1933)

Jean Harlow was born on this day in 1911. Sure, any day is a good day to post photos of the lovely Miss Harlow, but the anniversary of her birth is the most approriate day.

In the photo above, from the 1933 movie Dinner at Eight Harlow is seen with Marie Dressler, after just having told Dressler that she's read a crazy sort of book. If you haven't seen the movie, Dressler goes on to deliver one of the great one-liners.

I've also recommended Harlow in Libeled Lady, from which this second photo is taken. Harlow, of course, is the blonde second from right, talking with Spencer Tracy who has his back to the camera. Harlow, of course, died tragically young, at the age of just 26. It's interesting to think about what might have come in her career later, but also a shame that she died young enough to allow this.

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