Jean Harlow was just nineteen years old when she made her first major film appearance in the box office hit Hell’s Angels. Despite a rocky start to her career, Harlow became a leading figure in the 1930s film industry at MGM. While she gained a reputation as a sex symbol, her comedic talent contributed to her success and enduring popularity. Harlow’s appearance even influenced that of notorious blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe! Despite a tragically short career passing away at age 26, Harlow’s image and influence has made her unforgettable. Pieces from Harlow, particularly signed photographs, are difficult to come by and have been hits with our buyers in our recent auctions.
Our top selling Harlow photo was this oversized signed portrait of the actress taken by Clarence Sinclair Bull. Selling for a breathtaking $10,268, this photograph was used in a December cover of Screen Book magazine, a pop culture focused magazine that featured articles and interviews with famous film, television, and radio personalities. This particular photo was also signed by Harlow for her close friends Johnny Hamp and his wife Ruth with an inscription that reads, “Youse guys I adore you, never forget that–Jean.”
We have also handled photos from Harlow inscribed to other Hollywood stars! This elegant photo of Harlow clad in a white fur coat gained a winning bid of $5,018. The inscription reads, “To Brownie, a grand person–and a dear friend, Jean.” The photo was inscribed to fellow screen actress Greta Garbo who adopted “Brownie” as a pseudonym and nickname. This remarkable piece showcases a unique inscription with Garbo’s moniker and provides proof of connection between two Hollywood legends.
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