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Jean Harlow's mother at daughter's funeral
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Jean Harlow, was born Harlean Harlow Carpenter on March 3, 1911. She was a film actress and top sex symbol of the 1930s. Her big break came in 1930 when she landed a role in Howard Hughes' WWI epic, "Hell's Angels." In 1932 Hughes sold her contract to MGM for $60,000 and from there her career shot to unprecedented heights. By the mid-1930s Harlow was one of the biggest stars in America. In the early part of 1937 Harlow fell ill with influenza. In early June of 1937, while filming the movie "Saratoga" with Clark Gable, she collapsed on the set and was rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with kidney disease. Just days later, on June 7, Jean Harlow died; she was only 26 years old. She is buried in a private room in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. Harlow is credited with 30 feature films and eleven short subjects. She was the first film actress on the cover of LIFE Magazine (May 1937). Her Hollywood Walk of Fame star is located at 6910 Hollywood Boulevard.; Carey Wilson was born on May 19, 1889. He was an American screenwriter, director and producer. Wilson's screenplays include Ben-Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, and The Great Heart. He was one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He died on February 1, 1962.
Photograph caption dated June 9, 1937 reads "In virtual collapse over the death of her 'baby,' whom the world knew and loved as Jean Harlow. Mrs. Jean Bello is shown being assisted into the Wee Kirk o' the Heather at Forest Lawn today for the funeral of her daughter. She is being aided by Carey Wilson, at left, and Police Chief Charles Blair of Beverly Hills." Mrs. Bello is wearing a hat, dark glasses and a fur coat.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2372
Harlow, Jean,--1911-1937--Death and burial
Harlow, Jean,--1911-1937--Family
Bello, Jean Carpenter
Wilson, Carey,--1889-1962
Blair, Charles
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries (Glendale, Calif.)
Funeral rites and ceremonies--California--Glendale
Motion picture producers and directors--United States
Police chiefs--California--Glendale
Fur coats
Glendale (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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