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  1. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    As time slouches forwardandof what was once popular movies, music and novels, and everything passes over into the land of the frankly incomprehensible Is Charlie Chaplin still funny A dwindling band of cinephiles say so, slightlysay Buster Keaton is, slightlysay the Marx Brothers still are but what non geek under the age of 40 will voluntarily watch a black and white movie from before the age of colour Jean Harlow was once, briefly, a screen goddess, but she see As time slouches forwardandof what was once popular movies, music and novels, and everything passes over into the land of the frankly incomprehensible Is Charlie Chaplin still funny A dwindling band of cinephiles say so, slightlysay Buster Keaton is, slightlysay the Marx Brothers still are but what non geek under the age of 40 will voluntarily watch a black and white movie from before the age of colour Jean Harlow was once, briefly, a screen goddess, but she seems like a caricature to us now, all beestung lips, white hair and strange lizardlike movements Sometimes, like in the excellent Libelled Lady, she gives the impression of being great fun, but mostly, as in the insane melodrama China Seas she vamps around in the way only drag queens do now Novels age better than movies but still, the vast majority of even great fiction over, let s say, 50 years old is only read because it s on a required reading list Except Jane Austen, that is She seems to be the exception that proves that rule.It s possible, though I bet there was a time say, in the 1970s when every other young woman didn t HAVE to read Jane Austen Popular music, beingtechnologically driven, has specific hurdles to overcome before contemporary ears can hear it I think 1965 was the first year that records were made which actually sound modern, maybe something to do with the engineers finally getting a good drum sound I have a naive hope that something like I m Down or I Fought the Law or Like a Rolling Stone will last for centuries because they just sound so great but when the 50 year olds who currently control rock criticism die off, maybe not It s a melancholy thought that however great an artist s work is it will in a few decades become impossible to hear, see or read without having to be festooned with explications and a blizzard of footnotes Citizen Kane used to be the greatest movie ever, but not now No one except us few bookgeeks reads Dickens for pleasure The opposite of this argument is the Robert Johnson Effect This is where someone who was completely obscure in their own times is rediscovered by the geeks and then very rarely is parlayed by cunning marketing into being the cool style accessory du jour Robert Johnson sold a few hundred 78s in the 1930s, but the cd in the 1990s sold over a million Likewise The Buena Vista Social Club, and in recent years Nick Drake and Vashti Bunyan All these odd cases are worth consideration and it s much easier to do this with music which takes much less time to buy and consume than books or movies All of our cherished art will become cartoons, all will grow a carapace of inscrutability and it will take dedicated cultural miners in the future to haul them all back to the crowded surface for the crowd to puzzle over and scratch their heads and wonder what kind of creatures liked them in the first place Poor Jean she ll never be sexy again


  2. Erin Erin says:

    Harlow An Intimate Biography isn t a biography at all Its really Historical Fiction Harlow An Intimate Biography has full overly dramatic dialogue, sex scenes, and its told from the perspective of Jean Harlow s agent At the beginning of this biography , the author states that he met Jean Harlow s agent and interviewed but that doesn t explain why he takes on the author s pov Either write a biography or write Historical Fiction The author Irving Shulman is a very talented writer and if I Harlow An Intimate Biography isn t a biography at all Its really Historical Fiction Harlow An Intimate Biography has full overly dramatic dialogue, sex scenes, and its told from the perspective of Jean Harlow s agent At the beginning of this biography , the author states that he met Jean Harlow s agent and interviewed but that doesn t explain why he takes on the author s pov Either write a biography or write Historical Fiction The author Irving Shulman is a very talented writer and if I had known that this biography wasn t really a biography and was instead historical fiction I wouldn t have been so annoyed Because of the way in which the book was written I never knew what aspects of the book were true and which were made up for dramatic effect No rec


  3. Bridget Bridget says:

    To everyone who is actually reading this book and enjoying it STOP All the information in this book every last bit of it has been 100% disproved and discredited since its publication No, seriously ALL of it is false Even really basic information that the author should have known if he had bothered to do any research about Jean He simply wrote a piece of fiction very loosely based on Jean s life It s a disgusting book that tarnished Jean s reputation for decades She was one of the lovel To everyone who is actually reading this book and enjoying it STOP All the information in this book every last bit of it has been 100% disproved and discredited since its publication No, seriously ALL of it is false Even really basic information that the author should have known if he had bothered to do any research about Jean He simply wrote a piece of fiction very loosely based on Jean s life It s a disgusting book that tarnished Jean s reputation for decades She was one of the loveliest, sweetest stars of all time, and she didn t deserve to have lies spread about her like this Everyone who knew Jean and worked with her agrees that this bio is RUBBISH So stop reading it Jeeeeez


  4. Kailey Kailey says:

    Don t read this book, they say Jean is exactly like the people she played in the movies that she did, and nothing could be further from the truth I suggest reading Bombshell The Life and Death of Jean Harlow this guy actually did research


  5. Jay Jay says:

    Salacious junk that has since been thoroughly discredited There are much better written,truthful bios of Jean Harlow seek out one of those instead.


  6. Jim Dooley Jim Dooley says:

    Jean Harlow was one of the classic movie goddesses who lit up the screen for me I first noticed her in the Laurel and Hardy short, DOUBLE WHOOPEE, and the I recall seeing some revealing photos in Kenneth Anger s, HOLLYWOOD BABYLON When I found a used paperback copy of this in a bookstore, I was immediately drawn to it Just what was her story Well, BOMBSHELL hadof the factual details, but this one seems to have gotten the emotional details right From all that I ve read, the personalit Jean Harlow was one of the classic movie goddesses who lit up the screen for me I first noticed her in the Laurel and Hardy short, DOUBLE WHOOPEE, and the I recall seeing some revealing photos in Kenneth Anger s, HOLLYWOOD BABYLON When I found a used paperback copy of this in a bookstore, I was immediately drawn to it Just what was her story Well, BOMBSHELL hadof the factual details, but this one seems to have gotten the emotional details right From all that I ve read, the personality shown here was the real Jean Harlow It is astonishing to think that such a victim of the Hollywood system could have delivered such enjoyable performances, even when they were painful for her I suppose that s why my favorite Harlow film is LIBELED LADY It is obvious that she is enjoying herself in that one, and that happiness only makes the audience want to get to know her better The backstage stories are most interesting How could a place that specialized in happy endings have so missed this one


  7. Verna Verna says:

    I was surprised to learn the true story of Jean Harlow s short and tragic life I had seen the 1970 s movie with Carol Baker portraiting Harlow, but there were no specific details like in this book While Jean Harlow was regarded in her day as the platinum blonde bombshell sex symbol, she was in reality nothing of the kind Harlow was unfortunate enough to become the victim of several people in her personal life she was close to These intimate relationships ultimately led to her untimely demis I was surprised to learn the true story of Jean Harlow s short and tragic life I had seen the 1970 s movie with Carol Baker portraiting Harlow, but there were no specific details like in this book While Jean Harlow was regarded in her day as the platinum blonde bombshell sex symbol, she was in reality nothing of the kind Harlow was unfortunate enough to become the victim of several people in her personal life she was close to These intimate relationships ultimately led to her untimely demise in a most sad and horrible way The few people who impacted her life in a positive and caring manner could not save her even though they tried I think most people who read this book will be saddened by this tragedy played out in the brief life of one of Hollywood s most famous film stars


  8. Laura Laura says:

    This little paperback that I started reading at someone s cottage turned into a real eye opener and an amazing account of Jean Harlow s life with assistance from her agent This little paperback made me a die hard fan of this amazing woman with such a tragic life Thanks to this, I can appreciate her TCM movies so muchA must read for Harlow fan s or of old Hollywood.


  9. Shelly Shelly says:

    So far I am very impressed, Shulman s writing style is very good I feel as if I am reading a great fiction novel instead of a boring play by play of Harlow s life She seems to me to have been a little girl lost Can t wait to finish this book The ending did not disappoint, I cried as I read of Harlow s tragic death and understand why so many grieved at her passing.


  10. Diane Diane says:

    I had always wanted to read about Harlowvery good, interesting.


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Harlow: An Intimate Biography ❮Download❯ ➵ Harlow: An Intimate Biography Author Irving Shulman – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk When Jean Harlow and Paul Bern closed their bedroom door, the most publicized marriage in Hollywood history should have been consummated, while millions of men participated in vicarious ecstasy What a When Jean Harlow and Paul Bern closed their bedroom door, the most publicized marriage in Hollywood history should have been consummated, while millions of men participated in vicarious ecstasy What actually happened was one of the most carefully guarded secrets of all time even after Bern put a bullet through his head and left to posterity a cryptic note that made every front page in Harlow: An eBook Ü the nationWhen the famous Blonde Bombshell took a vacation in San Francisco, rumors ran electricity through movietown What actually happened, carefully hushed by the watchdogs of the famous, was far shocking than the rumor mongers could ever have guessedIn all the wild, high stepping history of Hollywood, no star ever lived a life so fast and furious or left such a baffling trail of legend and rumor behind her Now the many secrets, long buried under mountains of press agented myth, can at last be revealed, thanks to the skill of a best selling author and the records and recollections of her discoverer and closest friendHere is the full truth about Harlow, her brief, tumultuous reign as Hollywood s undisputed queen of sex, and the boozy, razzle dazzle decade of her breathless life and senseless, shocking death.

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  • Hardcover
  • 408 pages
  • Harlow: An Intimate Biography
  • Irving Shulman
  • English
  • 13 February 2018

About the Author: Irving Shulman

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