|Harlow in Hollywood
The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital, 1928-1937
by Darrell Rooney and Mark A. Vieira
When Jean Harlow became the Blonde Bombshell, it was all Hollywood's doing. She was the first big-screen sex symbol, the Platinum Blonde, the mold for every famous fair-haired superstar who would emulate her. Yes; even Marilyn Monroe followed Harlow's lead. In her short decade in Hollywood, Harlow created a new genre of movie star--her fans idolized her for her peerless image, her beautiful body, and her gorgeous façade. Harlow in Hollywood is the story of how a town and an industry created her, a story that's never been told before.
In these pages, renowned Harlow expert Darrell Rooney and Hollywood historian Mark Vieira team to present the most beautiful--and accurate--book on Harlow ever produced. With more than 280 rare images, the authors not only make a case for Harlow as an Art Deco artifact, they showcase the fabulous places where she lived, worked and played from her white-on-white Beverly Glen mansion to the Art Deco sets of Dinner at Eight to the foyer of the Café Trocadero. Harlow in Hollywood is a must for every film buff, Harlow collector, and book lover. Like Harlow herself, Harlow in Hollywood is irresistible.
With release scheduled for March 2011, you will want to pre-order your authographed/inscribed copies now; order online here.
Darrell Rooney has one of the world’s most significant collections of Jean Harlow photographs and memorabilia. A Hollywood insider, Rooney is an animator and director best known for his Annie Award-winning direction of The Lion King 2:Simba's Pride. Harlow in Hollywood is his first book. He resides in Los Angeles.
Mark A. Vieira is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer specializing in Hollywood history. His previous books include Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits, Irving Thalberg: Boy Wonder to Producer Prince, and, with Tony Curtis, The Making of Some Like It Hot. He maintains a portrait studio in the historic Granada Buildings in Los Angeles.