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
When Harlow falls ill in middle of shooting scene on a movie set there are (probably for budgetary reasons) less than a handful of studio employees in attendance; in reality, a set of a major picture is teeming with dozens of creative and technical staffers. See more
With Open Arms
Written by Al Ham
, Alan Bergman
and Marilyn Bergman
Vocal solos and obligatos by Mary Mayo See more