I’m glad to say that, today, we finally start to honour the sparkling Jean Harlow! I’m hosting the Jean Harlow Blogathon with my friend Samantha from Musings of A Classic Film Addict! This is the first blogathon we are hosting together and it is an honour for me! Her blog is fantastic! By the way, she’s now a monthly columnist for Classic Movie Hub with her Cooking with the Stars series that you can start reading here. Congrats Samantha!
But back to Jean. The event honouring the star on what would have been her 108th birthday starts today, March 1st, and will end on March 3rd, 2019, more precisely on Jean’s birthday. Please, submit your entry here, in the comment section, or on Samantha’s post. We will link your entries as they are submitted. They will be promoted here and on Twitter!
Without further ado, here are the lovely entries!
I, at The Wonderful World of Cinema, discuss the film that made Jean a star: Hell’s Angels, directed by the notorious Howard Hughes!
Maddy from Maddy Loves Her Classic Films pays her own tribute to Jean, an actress she surely highly admire!
Andrew at The Stop Button discusses pre-code Red Dust, one of the numerous on-screen partnerships between Jean Harlow and Clark Gable.
Emily, The Flapper Dame, tells us about Jean’s iconic performance in Dinner at Eight, a brilliant all-star film!
Carol from The Old Hollywood Garden gives us a thoughtful analysis of Jean Harlow’s character in Wife vs. Secretary.
Gabriela the Pale Writer reviews Jean’s very last film, Saratoga, in which she delivers a brilliant performance.
For the occasion, Jenny from Silver Screen Suppers spent a day as Jean Harlow and she shares with us some delicious Jean’s repices!
Portraits by Jenni explore Three Wise Girls, a film were Jean finally plays the good girl!
Lê from Crítica Retrô reveals some of Jean Harlow’s beauty tips. What were the secrets of her goddess beauty??
Erica from Poppity Talks Classic Film reviews Suzy, a 1936’s film, one of Jean’s most prolific years.
Overture Books and Films talks about another film reuniting Jean Harlow and Franchot Tone: The Girl from Missouri.
Screen Dreams explores one of Jean’s most iconic films, one that puts the light on the life of popular actresses: Bombshell.
Rebecca from Taking Up Room wrote about a film made especially for Jean and her unique hair: Platinum Blonde!
Finally, my co-host Samantha from Musings of a Classic Film Addict closes the ball by telling us about her discovery of China Seas, the 4th film starring the iconic Harlow-Gable team.
Jean Harlow, unfortunately, left us too soon and we would have loved to see more of her. But, even if her career was short, it was a strong and inspirational one. And, still today, people remember her and celebrate her. I’m sure she would have been honoured to see all these articles about her and her films.
I also want to thank you for your participation. Without you, there wouldn’t be any blogathon!
Happy heavenly birthday Jean!
Click here to see Samantha’s post!
We hope to see you at the Marathon Stars Blogathon that we’ll be hosting with Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood as well!