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Jean Harlow: Tarnished Angel Hardcover – 16 Apr 2009

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: JR Books Ltd; First Edition edition (16 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906779341
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906779344
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 24.1 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,365,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jean Harlow was an enigma, the original Blonde Bombshell, completely uninhibited. She made no secret of the fact that she never wore underwear, bleached her public hair to match that on her head - and was never afraid of showing this to journalists, if they asked.On the screen she epitomised the fun-loving, wise-cracking tart-with-a-heart yet away from the spotlight she was nothing like the public perceived her to be.In this new biography, David Bret uncovers an unhappy upbringing by an unloving mother and sexually abusive step-father, her love of older men and the mistreatment she suffered at their hands, her progression from movie slut to screwball comedy star, her special relationship with William Powell, how she was ripped off by the studios, and more. "Jean Harlow: Tarnished Angel" is a compelling portrayal of the enigmatic star.This is the searching new biography of 1930s sex symbol, Harleen Harlow Carpenter, who starred in 32 films, including classics such as "China Seas" and "Hells Angels" despite dying tragically young, at 26 years old. From an abusive father to screw-ball comedy star, Bret uncovers the Jean Harlow behind the wise-cracking screen persona.

It includes details of all her films.

About the Author

David Bret was born in Paris. His acclaimed books include biographies of Marlene Dietrich, Morrissey, Freddie Mercury and Edith Piaf among many others.

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