What Size Did My Favorite Blonde Wear?

Ah sizing. Marilyn was a size 16 and the 1950’s was just full of plus sized women who were told to love the skin they were in and even gain weight, right? No, the 1950’s was just like today with a 2/4 being considered the perfect size. When looking for a time of body positivity…

Jean Harlow Exhibit and Jean’s Beauty Tips 4-8

  So, on this amazing weekend I went to the Harlow exhibit at the Hollywood Museum. There are well over 100 items relating to Harlow from documents (my favorite!) to pictures to costumes and even the portrait that Mother Jean commissioned after Harlow’s death, “Farwell to Earth.” For those who don’t know, the Hollywood Museum…

Mother Jean and the Death of Jean Harlow

  Did Mother Jean contribute to the Baby’s death? [On self treating Jean] She’s being relieved of most of the evil in her. I’m doing wonders…  [On doctors] But they’ll fail. Then they’ll have to call on me. And as a good scientist, I’ll forgive them. – “Mama” Jean according to Arthur Landau in Harlow:…

Jean Beauty Secret no. 4

  November 21, 1933 – Remove cold cream from your face by patting. Do not rub your skin. A gentle patting will invigorate the tissues without breaking them down. You will find squares of soft cheesecloth excellent for this purpose. Keep a supply always on your dressing table.

Jean Beauty Secret no. 3

November 20, 1933 – Adopt a regular system of exercises to keep your muscles in condition. A few minutes in the morning or late afternoon is worth more than an hour now and then. You will be surprised how refreshed and exhilarated you will feel after it. Deep breathing before an open window will take the…