Harlow in Hollywood is here!
This weekend I attended two very special events that celebrated the 100th birthday of Jean Harlow and the book, Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Captial 1928-1937, which was created and published specifically to commemorate this very special milestone.
On Saturday, the authors and their Angel City Press publishers unveiled the highly-anticipated book to family and friends at an exclusive invitation-only reception and after party at not one but two of Jean's former homes.
The afternoon began at the Club View Dr. residence, hosted by owners Dr. Charles and Rebecca Chandler, and the party continued until after dark at the Easton Dr. residence, hosted by owners Dr. Ron and Maggie Hale.
Photos and more details will be forthcoming in a separate post. To be honest, I had such a great time talking with everyone, I didn't take many photos. Thankfully others did and have agreed to allow me to share them here, so stay tuned for that once I gather all the resources.
In the meantime, be sure to check out A Day With Harlean by Carley Johnson at The Kitty Packard Pictorial for her account of the Saturday experience.
Today the public got their first opportunity to see the book and meet the authors at a special screening of Bombshell at the historic Egyptian Theatre, home of American Cinematheque, in Hollywood.
Before the screening, Darrell gave an insightful presentation about Jean and the book, followed by a Q&A with the audience and both authors, and an introduction to the film by Mark.
After the film, Darrell and Mark signed books in the lobby, which were made available for sale by Larry Edmunds Bookshop.
This Day 7 (and final) post for the Jean Harlow Centenary Blogathon, hosted by The Kitty Packard Pictorial, is brought to you in conjunction with Harlow In Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital, 1928-1937 by Darrell Rooney and Mark Vieira, the gorgeous new book from Angel City Press. Also available via Amazon.
Thank you, Carley, for organizing the blogathon! It's been great fun writing about Jean this week.
The blogathon may be over, but Harlow 100 year rolls on. The Platinum Page will continue to cover news and events, so please be sure to stop by again!