Kitty Packard Pictorial of the Month: The TCM Classic Film Festival

Last night, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was aglow with Beethoven and Bach and elegance, and tonight … it’s Thor. See what happens when you leave town, TCM? Last year’s was fun… this year’s festival was special. Building on last year’s framework, what was noticeable this year was a close-knit sense of community. This shared, communal experience […]

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The Jean Harlow Blogathon: That’s a Wrap!

The book Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital has now officially been released which means that the Jean Harlow Blogathon has officially wrapped. We’re plum tuckered out, yes, but wishing this week would have lasted forever. So many incredible people from all over the world turned out and to show their […]

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The Jean Harlow Blogathon: That's a Wrap!

The book Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital has now officially been released which means that the Jean Harlow Blogathon has officially wrapped. We’re plum tuckered out, yes, but wishing this week would have lasted forever. So many incredible people from all over the world turned out and to show their […]

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The Jean Harlow Blogathon: Day 6 & 7

I really can’t believe the last day of the Jean Harlow Blogathon is here. So much thought and planning and preparation and excitement and now… it’s nearly over. It’s been a heck of a great ride, and the contributions that poured in from all over the world have been, in a word, superlative. The entire […]

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Bloggers for Baby: The Jean Harlow Blogathon

The Jean Harlow Blogathon kicks off tomorrow and the Blogosphere is turning out in fine form to honor the beloved Baby on her 100th– so far there’s a swell line-up ready and rarin’ to go, with plenty more to come! This dynamic and diverse stable of talent adds up to what is going to be […]

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The Jean Harlow Blogathon: February 28 – March 6

  The Jean Harlow Blogathon kicks off February 28 and The Kitty Packard Pictorial is rounding up contributors! The original Platinum Blonde Bombshell’s 100th birthday is March 3rd and the Pictorial is honoring her life and work with a weeklong Blogathon. The event is being held in conjunction with the release of the new book […]

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HARLOW’S HOLLYWOOD – AN INTERVIEW WITH DARRELL ROONEY & MARK VIEIRA

An MGM crew member once said of Jean Harlow, “We weren’t just workers on her set, we were real to her. If you were sick, she was the first one to notice. The first one to send flowers.” She was also the first one to tell her director ‘Let’s work late tonight so the boys […]

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Joan Fontaine – A Fan Remembers

One of our readers was kind enough to share a first-hand experience involving screen legend (and perennial Pictorial favorite) Joan Fontaine. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! My father, who’d be 91 were alive today, was a charming and most unusual man. When I was 10 or 11, back in the […]

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Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary

A fixture on my bookshelf is a sweet little curiosity entitled Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary: private letters from inside the studios of the 1920s. Edited and annotated most attentively by film historian Cari Beauchamp, it is a collection of letters penned by a young woman named Valeria Belleti who moved to Los Angeles from […]

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