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Some of floral tributes at funeral for Jean Harlow
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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.; Between 1929 and 1930, Frederick A. Hansen created the Wee Kirk o' the Heather Chapel for Forest Lawn by copying the 17th century village church at Glencairn, Scotland, where Annie Laurie worshipped.
Photograph caption dated June 9, 1937 reads "From stars, executives, civic groups, messenger boys, extras and store clerks--all expressed love and sympathy." Shown is the exterior of the Wee Kirk o' the Heather Church at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. The lawn of the church is covered with a wide assortment of wreaths and floral arrangements on stands and laid on the grass. Part of the church is seen including the roof, windows and the bell tower. A large tree obscures the rest of the church. In the lower left of the photo is a group of people, some sitting and some standing, with more trees in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2372
Harlow, Jean,--1911-1937--Death and burial
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries (Glendale, Calif.)
Church buildings--California--Glendale
Funeral rites and ceremonies--California--Glendale
Architecture, Scottish--California--Glendale
Bell towers--California--Glendale
Flower arrangements
Glendale (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Hansen, Frederick A

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