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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Pictorial Palette #5: Grace Kelly

In Frank Sinatra’s biography The Life, the author makes this statement about Sinatra’s failed conquest of Grace Kelly: [she] was a princess long before she married Prince Ranier. Class acts don’t come much classier than Grace Kelly. And here in this shot she is a creamy technicolor dream. Nothing short of regal, as would soon […]

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