Jean Harlow Cards
Jean Harlow is my absolute movie idol. She is remembered for her stunning beauty: the original "Platinum Blonde" whose life was cut cruelly short in June 1937, at the age of just 26. However, her physical attributes should not detract from her talent as an actress; Jean was blessed with wonderful comic timing, as well as an ability to take on more dramatic roles. Away from the big screen, her life was far from straight-forward - an interfering mother, a truly horrible step-father, and three marriages, the second of which ended in the apparent suicide of husband Paul Bern. But as with so many tragic figures, her youth, looks and vitality remain frozen in time through her film work, numerous photographs... and ephemera such as cigarette cards and the like, which I have been collecting for about six years. I have roughly 85 cards now, and most are displayed below for anyone who has the time or inclination to have a look.