March 3, 1911 ~ June 7, 1937
Libeled Lady, Red Dust, Bombshell, Reckless, Personal Property, Red-Haired Woman
In honor of her birthday, I am suggesting you all drop everything and watch Personal Property with Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor. It has to be my favorite Jean Harlow film, except for maybe Red Dust. Jean’s comedic timing, the way she impersonates her soon to be arriving guests, the way she pretends to be a gracious hostess, the ways she tries to not be jealous are all laugh out loud reasons to find this film asap.
You’ll find the same fun in Libeled Lady, but I think I like this one best, because for a minute you totally forget that she’s gorgeous, and has a body to die for, and that you’d probably claw her eyes out if she ever got near your man. She acts no-holds-barred in this film, just as I imagine she did in real life. Happy Birthday Jean! XOXO