Sex Education #10


Jean Harlow

7 comments:

Brent McKee said...

I like the Jean Harlow picture, although there are some that I consider much more erotic and at the same time chaste (Harlow in a diaphanous gown comes to mind). If you're interested I'll see what I can dig up.

Tom Sutpen said...

Absolutely, Brent. I'd be unreservedly pleased to receieve anything you . . . or any of the other regular visitors . . . want to send for possible inclusion. Many thanks for the gesture.

(and thanks, guys . . . but that doesn't mean I'm looking for beaver shots of Angelina Jolie, even if they aren't fakes. That ain't what this series is about)

As for the images, I have a lot more Harlow; a few that are quite erotic (I think); but my using that one was more or less a result of my overal plan with this series to offer mostly chaste, but undeniably sexual images, but with every few entries tossing in one that is openly salacious. This photo happened to be one of the few I have that qualified to that condition.

Ivan G. said...

Help me out here, guys, 'cause it's buggin' the crap out of me. Who remarked (of Jean Harlow): "I didn't know the 'T' was silent..." ?

Tom Sutpen said...

Ivan Shreve asked:

Who remarked (of Jean Harlow): "I didn't know the 'T' was silent..." ?

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I know this'un. It's probably an apochryphal story but, it is said that when she met Dame Margot Asquith, Harlow asked if the 'T' in Margot was silent; whereupon Dame Margot is reported to have replied "Yes, just like the 'T' in Harlow".

It may not be as good as the final lines in "Dinner at Eight", but it'll do.

swac said...

Keep your eyes peeled for the WB boxing picture Iron Man which has recently been restored to its pre-code state from the original negative by the Library of Congress. Harlow has some very sexy scenes, including one where she pushes Lew Ayers onto a bed after he's taken a beating, saying in a sexy/baby voice, "I'll make you feew awwwwwwww better!"

Seeing the print from the nitrate neg on a big screen, the shot looks directly down Harlow's dress, and the ripple of gasps in the theatre was palpable.

Ivan G. said...

Tom readily returned:

I know this'un. It's probably an apochryphal story but, it is said that when she met Dame Margot Asquith, Harlow asked if the 'T' in Margot was silent; whereupon Dame Margot is reported to have replied "Yes, just like the 'T' in Harlow".Thanks, Tom -- I knew one of you would have the answer.

PTS said...

Long before Madonna wanted to be Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe wanted to be Jean Harlow.