Beautiful Jean Harlow in Colorized Vintage Photos
Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.
After being signed by director Howard Hughes, Harlow’s first major appearance was in Hell’s Angels (1930), followed by a series of critically unsuccessful films, before signing with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1932.
Harlow’s popularity rivaled and soon surpassed that of her MGM colleagues Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer.
She had become one of the biggest movie stars in the world by the late 1930s, often nicknamed the “Blond Bombshell” and the “Platinum Blonde“, and popular for her “Laughing Vamp” movie persona.
She died of kidney failure during the filming of Saratoga in 1937 at the age of 26.
The film was completed using doubles and released a little over a month after Harlow’s death.
Background information via Wikipedia.