Harlow in Hollywood Book

Harlow in Hollywood

  • Author : Darrell Rooney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1883318963

Harlow in Hollywood Excerpt :

When Jean Harlow became the Blonde Bombshell, she was the first big-screen sex symbol and the mould for every famous fair-haired superstar who would emulate her. Renowned Harlow expert Darrell Rooney and Hollywood historian Mark Viera join forces to create beautiful - and remarkably accurate - portraits of Harlow's life. With more than 280 rare images, the authors not only make a case for Harlow as an Art Deco artifact, they also showcase the fabulous places where she lived, worked and played.

Bombshell Book


  • Author : David Stenn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000-08-01
  • Genre: Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 0967282225

Bombshell Excerpt :

After 56 years, Stenn persuaded Harlow's family, friends, colleagues and employers to break their silence and provide previously sealed legal, financial and medical records, which solved the mystery of her death. His account is confirmed by scores of exclusive interviews with eyewitness sources.

Jean Harlow Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Jean Harlow

  • Author : David Bret
  • Publisher : Aurum Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781313435

Jean Harlow Excerpt :

Jean Harlow was an enigma, the original Blonde Bombshell, completely uninhibited. She made no secret of the fact that she never wore underwear, bleached her pubic hair to match that on her head – and was never afraid of showing this to journalists, if they asked. On the screen she epitomised the fun-loving, wise-cracking tart-with-a-heart yet away from the spotlight she was nothing like the public perceived her to be. In this new biography, David Bret uncovers an unhappy upbringing by an unloving mother and sexually abusive step-father, her love of older men and the mistreatment she suffered at their hands, her progression from movie slut to screwball comedy star, her special relationship with William Powell, how she was ripped off by the studios, and more. Jean Harlow: Tarnished Angel is a compelling portrayal of the enigmatic star.

Harlow in Hollywood Book

Harlow in Hollywood

  • Author : Darrell Rooney
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2022-09-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626402201

Harlow in Hollywood Excerpt :

At last, the story of how Hollywood shaped a myth and determined a young woman's reality. A town, a remarkable town, became the backdrop for one of Hollywood's most incredible stories, a life rife with glamour, pleasure, power, and--in the end--utter sorrow. Her story lives in the pages and breathtaking pictures of Harlow in Hollywood.When Jean Harlow became the Blonde Bombshell, it was all Hollywood's doing. She was the first big-screen sex symbol, the Platinum Blonde, the mold for every famous fair-haired superstar who would emulate her. Yes; even Marilyn Monroe followed Harlow's lead. In her short decade in Hollywood, Harlow created a new genre of movie star--her fans idolized her for her peerless image, her beautiful body, and her gorgeous façade. Harlow in Hollywood is the story of how a town and an industry created her, a story that's never been told before.In these pages, renowned Harlow expert Darrell Rooney and Hollywood historian Mark Vieira team to present the most beautiful--and accurate--book on Harlow ever produced. With more than 280 rare images, the authors not only make a case for Harlow as an Art Deco artifact, they showcase the fabulous places where she lived, worked and played from her white-on-white Beverly Glen mansion to the Art Deco sets of Dinner at Eight to the foyer of the Café Trocadero. Harlow in Hollywood is a must for every film buff, Harlow collector, and book lover. Like Harlow herself, Harlow in Hollywood is irresistible.

The Jean Harlow Bombshell Book

The Jean Harlow Bombshell

  • Author : Mollie Cox Bryan
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2019-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738759036

The Jean Harlow Bombshell Excerpt :

When it comes to writing Golden Age Hollywood biographies, the pen is deadlier than the sword Justine Turner is a world-famous biographer of Hollywood stars. She's also Charlotte Donovan's overbearing boss. So it comes as no surprise to Charlotte when Justine requests an emergency meeting related to her latest in-progress biography. It is a surprise, though, when Justine up and dies before their urgent discussion can begin. In the wake of such a tragedy, all Charlotte wants to do is finish the Jean Harlow biography that Justine had started. Instead, she finds herself in grave danger—stalked both online and in person by a drop-dead Jean Harlow look-alike. Together with police sergeant Den Brophy, Charlotte uncovers shocking revelations. But will these revelations be enough to catch the killer? Praise: "The Jean Harlow Bombshell is a page-turner, a modern whodunit threaded with Golden Age Hollywood glamour. Its protagonist, Charlotte Donovan, is a sleuth for our times, flawed, bright, and eminently relatable. Factor in the delicious elements of romance, friendship, and family, and you have a mystery as captivating as Jean Harlow's (still missing) star sapphire ring."—Jess Lourey, author of Salem's Cipher and Mercy's Chase "Twisty, fascinating, and gently edgy, this mixture of vintage Hollywood and contemporary New York will delight fans of the traditional mystery as well as those craving a modern read. Loved it!"—Hank Phillippi Ryan, nationally bestselling author of Trust Me "Mollie Cox Bryan concocts a fascinating mystery with more twists than a pretzel factory. Bryan's skillful portrayal of Charlotte and best friend Kate make it fun to follow them as they work through to the solution. An entertaining read, a steady pace, and memorable characters to meet."—Reviewing the Evidence

Seduction Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings


  • Author : Karina Longworth
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062440532

Seduction Excerpt :

In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood’s glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul’s obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom. In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes—the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer. His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes—perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era—commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes’s grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches. Vivid, perceptive, timely, and ridiculously entertaining, The Seducer is a landmark work that examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age—a legacy that endures nearly a century later.

Scandals of Classic Hollywood Book
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Scandals of Classic Hollywood

  • Author : Anne Helen Petersen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101635476

Scandals of Classic Hollywood Excerpt :

Celebrity gossip meets history in this compulsively readable collection from Buzzfeed reporter Anne Helen Peterson. This guide to film stars and their deepest secrets is sure to top your list for movie gifts and appeal to fans of classic cinema and hollywood history alike. Believe it or not, America’s fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Cardi B, Kanye's tweets, and the #metoo allegations that have gripped Hollywood. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren’t always the saints that we make them out to be. BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen, author of Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, is here to set the record straight. Pulling little-known gems from the archives of film history, Petersen reveals eyebrow-raising information, including: • The smear campaign against the original It Girl, Clara Bow, started by her best friend • The heartbreaking story of Montgomery Clift’s rapid rise to fame, the car accident that destroyed his face, and the “long suicide” that followed • Fatty Arbuckle's descent from Hollywood royalty, fueled by allegations of a boozy orgy turned violent assault • Why Mae West was arrested and jailed for "indecency charges" • And much more Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. But it's not all just tawdry gossip in the pages of this book. The stories are all contextualized within the boundaries of film, cultural, political, and gender history, making for a read that will inform as it entertains. Based on Petersen's beloved column on the Hairpin, but featuring 100% new content, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is sensationalism made smart.

Harlow Book


  • Author : Irving Shulman
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2000-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595143825

Harlow Excerpt :

Harlow, An Intimate Biography, is the biography of Jean Harlow, the first of the typically American love goddesses as well as a presentation of the big-studio feudalism of the Thirties and a near sociological consideration of that American phenomenon, the sex symbol devised for mass consumption.

By Love Reclaimed Book

By Love Reclaimed

  • Author : Adrian Finkelstein
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2012-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475928884

By Love Reclaimed Excerpt :

In July 1932, MGM producer and notorious nice guy Paul Bern marries the love of his life, screen icon Jean Harlow. Two months later, he is found shot to death in their Benedict Canyon home, the victim of a Hollywood cover-up that eventually portrays him in the media as a sick, impotent wife-beater. Modern day intuitive Valerie Franich and renowned psychiatrist Adrian Finkelstein partner together in order to dispel Hollywood lore and share the true story of Harlow and Bern. Through the use of hypnotic regressions and extensive research, Franich and Finkelstein offer a glimpse into the life of the young ingenue as she makes her way in Hollywood, falls in love with the older Bern, and becomes the innocent prey of MGM boss Louis Mayer who fixes the evidence to make her beloved husband's death look like a suicide. As Harlow returns to reclaim her husband's good name and stellar reputation, she reminds everyone that love is indeed eternal. By Love Reclaimed shares an enlightening and heartwarming look at reincarnation and the Hollywood scene during the 1930s while shedding a new light on an old mystery."

Russians in Hollywood  Hollywood s Russians Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Russians in Hollywood Hollywood s Russians

  • Author : Harlow Robinson
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 1555536867

Russians in Hollywood Hollywood s Russians Excerpt :

The story of Russian emigres in Hollywood and the depiction of Russians in Hollywood films

hollywood s greatest mysteries Book

hollywood s greatest mysteries

  • Author : John Austin
  • Publisher : SP Books
  • Release Date : 1993-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1561712582

hollywood s greatest mysteries Excerpt :

A veteran Hollywood columnist offers shocking and obscure tidbits about some of Tinseltown's greatest scandals, including unanswered questions about the deaths of Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe. Original.

Hollywood s Dark History Book

Hollywood s Dark History

  • Author : Matt MacNabb
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2020-01-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526740762

Hollywood s Dark History Excerpt :

Thirteen sensational tales of sex, lies, violence, and murder from the early decades of Hollywood. The dawning of the nineteenth century brought with it a new era for entertainment. Vaudeville was the preferred form of entertainment, until the popularization of the silent film. This new medium proved to be a draw for many of the stars of the Vaudevillian stage and soon they migrated to the exciting possibilities that the movies had to offer. Audiences were instantly captivated by the stars of the silent screen. The early days of Hollywood were full of glamour and a newfound decadence. The stars in these films were catapulted to fame and fortune and the spotlight of the public eye. But the real people behind the glamour were far different from the characters that audiences knew and loved, and much like Hollywood today, the lives of the stars were often full of scandal and debauchery. This book examines the forgotten scandals of Hollywood’s early years, featuring silent and silver screen stars like Jean Harlow, Mae West, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Errol Flynn. Don’t let the romanticized black and white world of yesterday fool you. Their stories are rife with sex, drugs, and murder.

Hollywoods Star crossed Blonde Bombshells Book

Hollywoods Star crossed Blonde Bombshells

  • Author : Charles River Editors
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-02-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 1543294014

Hollywoods Star crossed Blonde Bombshells Excerpt :

*Includes pictures *Includes the actresses' quotes about their lives and careers *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents When the American Film Institute ranked its top 50 screen legends of the 20th century, many of the people named had careers spanning several decades, but one of them managed the feat despite living less than three decades. Ranked as the 22nd greatest actress of the 20th century, Jean Harlow was on the screen for less than 10 years, but in that time the "Blonde Bombshell" became the most popular actress of the 1930s, eclipsing superstars like Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer along the way. In fact, the platinum blonde accomplished that feat as a leading lady for just 5 years before her premature death of renal failure at just 26 years old. Although Harlow is remembered today more for her tragic fate than her career, she was influential well beyond the 1930s. Despite being so young, she managed to craft a persona as a seductive femme fatale that would critically shape how subsequent actresses approached similar roles, and of course, her platinum blonde hair served as a template for future blonde bombshells like Marilyn Monroe, who actually watched Harlow's movies and studied her performances to model her own early career off the dead legend. On January 16, 1942, just a few weeks after Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II, the nation suffered what were considered the first civilian deaths of the war when a plane crashed into the side of a mountain southwest of Las Vegas. Aboard the plane were 15 servicemen, but the plane was also carrying one of Hollywood's biggest stars: actress Carole Lombard. Although Lombard's death and her marriage to Gone With the Wind star Clark Gable have overshadowed her career, her untimely death in 1942 cut short the life of one of Hollywood's most prominent stars at the time. In fact, Lombard's platinum look and her unique mannerisms had helped her

The Jean Harlow Films Book

The Jean Harlow Films

  • Author : James L. Neibaur
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-03-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476674841

The Jean Harlow Films Excerpt :

One of the powerful icons of 1930s Hollywood film, Jean Harlow died a tragically early death in 1937 at age 26. During her brief career, she delivered memorable performances in such MGM classics as Red Dust (1932), Bombshell (1933), Dinner at Eight (1933) and Libeled Lady (1936), among others. Taking a film-by-film look at Harlow’s work and her own impressions of her costars and directors, this retrospective traces her growth as an actress—from tentative supporting player to top star at a prestigious studio—and how her often tumultuous life informed her performances.

Hollywood Intellect Book

Hollywood Intellect

  • Author : James D. Bloom
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2009-09-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739140864

Hollywood Intellect Excerpt :

Hollywood Intellect takes off from the wide-spread hand-wringing over the fate or disappearance of so-called public intellectuals. An account of the title phenomenon, Hollywood Intellect challenges assumptions on which such discussions have rested. James D. Bloom argues that such assumptions are the result of misleading inattention to the intellectual work that mass culture performs. Much of America's influential intellectual work has come out of Hollywood, which has long helped shape America's intellectual agenda. Bloom shows how Hollywood movies often do intellectual work as ambitious as the intellectual work in 'art films,' poems and novels, museums and erudite quarterlies. Hollywood Intellect prompts its readers to reflect on the impact of a variety of Hollywood movies with some of the same assumptions, expectations, and questions customarily applied to literary writing. Hollywood Intellect also illustrates how, in examining the emergence of Hollywood and stardom in general as shapers of the public mind, some of our most renowned poets and novelists enriched our experience of mass entertainment and of elite culture. Drawing on a range of literary works and movies, as well as on the careers of both Hollywood and literary celebrities, Bloom documents how Hollywood regulates curiosity, arbitrates civilization, construes and probes stardom, polices genre, and shapes our language.