“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Harlow Collection…

Posted on October 24, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Jean_Harlow_in_Riffraff_trailer_cropped

   Before Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, their was Jean Harlow ->  Nicknamed The Platinum Blonde, she’s considered one of the greatest actresses who ever lived, despite a career barely lasting a decade. MGM often cited that her films were the biggest box office draws for any particular year in the early-to-mid 1930s. Her premature death in 1937 due to complications from renal failure  added to her legend.

   Harlow clearly rivaled other actors of the day for popularity, such as Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Clark Gable, William Powell, and Spencer Tracy at her studio; and Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Gary Cooper, and Cary Grant on other lots. Her immense talent was overshadowed by her celebrity status as a beautiful woman.

harlow box set   The Jean Harlow: 100th Anniversary Collection is expected to be released on November 7th, and available through Movies Unlimited, the WB Online Store, and other locations. It contains remastered versions of some of her popular pictures and lost classics, including Bombshell, Personal Property Riffraff, and her last film, Saratoga.

   This particular collection has never been available on DVD, and is the perfect holiday gift for any lover of classic cinema. Special features: a portfolio of seven MGM studio portraits and newly discovered trailers.

   Jean Harlow, born in 1911, would have been 100 on March 3rd of this year.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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