Friday, June 5, 2009

Nostalgia: Jean Harlow

Stepin Fetchit (May 30, 1902–November 19, 1985) was the stage name of an African-American comedian and film actor, real name: Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry. Perry parlayed the Fetchit persona into a successful film career, eventually becoming a millionaire, the first black actor in history to do so. Unfortunately, Perry would mismanage his money and file bankruptcy in 1947.
But, before he did, he used to wear tailored suits and his Rolls Royce was spelled out in neon lights on the passenger door.
Allegedly, Jean Harlow was spotted with him on a few occassions in the mid 1930's, before her death. This information is omitted from all of her biographies but was revealed in a book on black stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Speaking of Jean Harlow, the new book, "Tarnished Angel," makes some explosive allegations that include: Her Sicilian stepfather (Marino Bello) beat her, bugged her for sex, milked her money and kept her in line by threatening to release porn pictures of her from her teens.
Harlow lost her virginity at 14.
Harlow was also suspected of killing her second (abusive) husband but was never charged.
Harlow was involved with Hollywood journalist Ben Maddox but allegedly shared him with Clark Gable. Although both men denied the Tinsel town buzz about their decade-long close friendship, "Harlow knew about them" and didn't mind. Maddox was a powerful figure around Hollywood. He liked beautiful women and handsome men.
Meanwhile, she openly changed outfits on movie sets, flaunting her nude body to the delight of the mostly male crews and she was said to enhance her sex goddess image by icing down her nipples to make them more prominent.
When she wasn't seducing the rich and famous, Harlow was said to walk the streets offering men money to bed her.

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