One of two "Harlow" film biographies that appeared in 1965, this one stars Carol Lynley in the title role that begins as Jean Harlow, a bit player in Laurel and Hardy comedies, is invited to test for director Jonathan Martin for the lead in Howard Hughes's "Hell's Angels." She is an instantaneous sensation, and in a series of films devoted more to her body than her talent, she becomes Hollywood's "Platanum Blonde." Written by
The Picture The World Has Been Waiting To See!
Did You Know?
The part of Mama Jean Bello initially had been accepted by Judy Garland
, who then had second thoughts about the slapdash quality of the project and withdrew before filming started. Next, Eleanor Parker
, went quickly in and out prior to shooting. Ultimately, the mother role would be played by Ginger Rogers
, making her last feature-film appearance. See more
Towards end of film a Variety headline announces HARLOW LEAVES HOLLYWOOD but as camera scans down page, opening paragraph is clearly dummy type having nothing to do with Harlow's departure. See more
With Open Arms
Written by Al Ham
, Alan Bergman
and Marilyn Bergman
Vocal solos and obligatos by Mary Mayo See more