Harlow: An Intimate Biography

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Answers to all the whispered questions. Sparing no details, Harlow, An Intimate Biography shows why in all the wild, free wheeling history of Hollywood, no star has ever blazed with such a red-hot light or left such an unforgettable afterglow.

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...

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Overview

Answers to all the whispered questions. Sparing no details, Harlow, An Intimate Biography shows why in all the wild, free wheeling history of Hollywood, no star has ever blazed with such a red-hot light or left such an unforgettable afterglow.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595143825
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/14/2000
  • Series: Lively Arts Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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  • Posted December 15, 2010

    Awful biography...full of lies and poor research

    Shulman has reduced Jean to mere harlot. This book is an unfortunate example of what happens when someone fails to do the proper reasearch. How it even made it to bookshelves is beyond me. It is full of lies and assumptions. It is an embarrasment and any Jean Harlow fan should be ashamed to read this garbage.

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  • Posted October 28, 2008

    Defining the American sex symbol

    There was quite a bit of spunk behind Jean Harlow. She understood what the studio wanted and gave it to them. If she wasn't so darn pretty I'd be tempted to call her hard working. This book written in the early sixties exposes Jean's second husband Bern for what he was - a wife beater whose honeymoon night caning of Jean's back left her kidney damaged and slowly disintegrating. Of course, she never sought medical attention. Whether this was fatalistic self-loathing carried out or because she wouldn't expose the dirty sides of her husband and also the dark illusions of Hollywood the film lover will never know.

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