Cover Girl: Jean Harlow

Anyone who knows the Pictorial knows exactly how much we gush over the splashy color of a vintage movie magazine. Give us an Earl Christy Photoplay cover and we’re set. (Throw in a dry martini to go with it and we’re set for LIFE.)

This being the case, and this being Baby’s week, what better time to revisit some delightful cover art from Hollywood movie magazines of the 1930s:

Screenbook, 1931
Motion Picture Magazine, 1937
Picturegoer, 1932
Movie Classic Magazine, 1935
Picture Play Magazine, 1936
Populist Screen Magazine (Canada)
Silver Screen Magazine, 1933
Picture Play, May 1937 (one month before her death)

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Film writer and social media marketing professional. 2019 Social Ambassador for the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival. Previously: social media associate at Warner Archive and script writer for Turner Classic Movies. Working on a Montgomery Clift biography due late 2020.

3 thoughts on “Cover Girl: Jean Harlow

  1. Kitty, sorry I’ve been slow to get going on Harlow 100 but I’m still learning the blog stuff, and have had another project take much more time than I thought.
    Since I am a complete virgin with this, how do I forward my post to you when its ready (hopefully by tomorrow at latest. Please be gentle with me!

    my wordpress URL shows up as “Gene Zonarich” and can you just click on that and “read my Stuff?”

    Thanks, let me know . . .

    By the way, I can’t believe the fantastic responses you’ve got already !! how do I get copies of those INSANE Harlow color prints from victor(?) AMAZING !!!


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