Thursday, February 25, 2016

Announcing Jean Harlow Month

For quite a while I have been wanting to focus on a star a month, with several posts on a particular star or star couple, their family life, films, and other things about them. I thought the new year would be the perfect time to start this but January had several blogathons I had already signed up for and in February I wanted to focus on Oscars-related posts.

Since Jean Harlow's birthday is March 3rd and as I have recently watched several of her later films, I thought she would be a good star to begin with. Here's the line-up of posts I have scheduled for the month (subject to change and not necessarily in this order):

Jean Harlow Films Being Shown on TCM in March
Harlean Harlow Carpenter: The Blonde Bombshell is Born
The Early Films of Jean Harlow
The Homes of Jean Harlow
Behind the Dress: Jean Harlow & the Bias-Cut
Jean Harlow and William Powell: Their Relationship and Films (Reckless, Libeled Lady)
Myrna Loy on Jean Harlow
Jean Harlow's Untimely Death and Her Final Film
Review of Platinum Doll by Anne Girard (Jan. 26, 2016)
Today is Tonight - Jean Harlow's Novel
The Films of Jean Harlow and Clark Gable (Hold Your Man, Red Dust, China Seas, Wife vs. Secretary, Saratoga)
The Films of Jean Harlow & Franchot Tone (Bombshell, The Girl From Missouri, Reckless, Suzy)
Platinum Blonde (1931)
Dinner At Eight (1933)
Riffraff (1936)
Personal Property (1937)

Links to other Jean Harlow posts and sites:

Review of Platinum Blonde (1931)
2011 Jean Harlow Blogathon
The Platinum Blog
Jean Harlow Bio
Behind the Scenes with Jean and Clark
Saying Goodbye to Jean Harlow, 75 years later
The Death of Jean Harlow
Jean Harlow in the Tabloids
List of Magazine Covers Featuring Jean Harlow
Bombshell (1933) & China Seas (1935)  - CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

Harlow in the Talkies
Jean Harlow


  1. Jean Harlow day on TCM Sunday Aug 7, 2016 many of her films will be shown. Also, Aug 5-7 you can read her autobiography free on Kindle (The Girl From Missouri).
    Best to all,