Posts tagged ‘Darrell Rooney’
We’re a few days late, but the Pictorial finally has a winner in the giveaway sweepstakes for the Jean Harlow Blogathon.
If you’ll recall, to cap of Harlow’s Centenary Celebration, all participants in the blogathon were eligible to win a copy of the new book Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital. The book had it’s launch party on Wednesday night at the grand opening of Harlow 100: the new Jean Harlow exhibit at the Max Factor Museum. Mark Vieira and Darrell Rooney, those consummate gentlemen, were duly delighted by the terrific turnout (as was I) and it was great to mingle with the new fans (my colleagues from the Director’s Guild), right along with the old fans (the inimitable Lisa Burks).
Every last blogger for baby deserves a copy of this book, but the roulette wheel of chance has smiled upon blogstress Riika who runs the lovely Harlean’s Heyday blog.
Congratulations, Riikka and a final heartfelt THANK YOU to all who did so much over the past week.
a group of good friends and I went hogwild at the museum, a place we’d never paid visit to before, and outside of Jean’s exhibit, had a tremendous time bolting all over the building to oogle and ooh and ahh and the memorabilia.
The book Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital has now officially been released which means that the Jean Harlow Blogathon has officially wrapped. We’re plum tuckered out, yes, but wishing this week would have lasted forever.
So many incredible people from all over the world turned out and to show their support for darling Jean– classic film lovers young and old, new fans and seasoned vets.
The Pictorial would like to thank the gracious Lisa Burks for her tireless work this week, authors Darrell Rooney and Mark Vieira and, of course, every last one of you out there who rallied together to blog it for Baby.
I’m filled with pride to be part of such a terrific community of film lovers and classic Hollywood enthusiasts. As long as all of us keep our passions bright at heart, the golden world of Harlow’s Hollywood will never truly disappear.
We’ll be announcing the winner of the free copy of Harlow in Hollywood this Wednesday, March 9, at the premiere of the new Jean Harlow museum exhibit at the Max Factor Museum — so keep an eye out!
And don’t forget to support Jean all this month on Turner Classic Movies!
Signing off for the Jean Harlow Blogathon,
The Kitty Packard Pictorial
The 2011 Bloggers for Baby
Angela @The Hollywood Revue
Ariel @Sinaphile Salve-Ation
Brandie @True Classics
Carole @An Elegant Obsession
Caroline @Garbo Laughs
Christina @Ann Dvorak: Forgotten Rebel
Clara @Via Margutta 51
Cliff @Immortal Ephemera
Dawn @Noir and Chick Flicks
dCairns @ Shadowplay
Evangeline Holland @EvangelineHolland
Gary @Midnight Palace
Gene @11 East 14th Street
Ginny @Old Movie Nostalgia
Jandy @Row Three
Jennifer @Silent Stanzas
Jessica @Silence is Platinum
J.N. @Comets Over Hollywood
Joan @ Vintage Powder Room
Josh @ Edward Copeland on Film
Katie @Old Hollywood Glamour
Lady Eve @Eve’s Reel Life
Lisa @The Platinum Page
Michelle @The Clark Gable Project
Mark @Freewheelin’ Pilrgim
Monty @All Good Things
Riika @Harlean’s Heyday
Rob @Rob Stevens
Stephen @New Jersey Star-Ledger
Tara @Tara Hanks
Terry @A Shroud of Thoughts
Vincent @Carole & Company
I spent the majority of today in 1932.
Well, as close as I’ll ever get to it, anyway.
On this exceptionally bright, magical March afternoon, the not-so-distant past collided head on with the present.
The authors of Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital held a book signing on Club View Drive in Beverly Hills- the former residence of Jean Harlow. The gracious current owners of the home, Mr. and Mrs. Chandler, hosted a lovely afternoon luncheon whose guests included Leonard Maltin, Holly Madison, members of the Harlow family (the Carpenter side), veteran Hollywood actress Pauline Wagner (Fay Wray‘s King Kong double!) and Hollywood historians Lisa Burks, Darrell Rooney and Mark Vieira. Read more ►
The Jean Harlow Blogathon kicks off February 28 and The Kitty Packard Pictorial is rounding up contributors! The original Platinum Blonde Bombshell’s 100th birthday is March 3rd and the Pictorial is honoring her life and work with a weeklong Blogathon. The event is being held in conjunction with the release of the new book on her life and the new Jean Harlow exhibit at the Max Factor Museum in Hollywood.
Her tragically short life spent most of the century shrouded in sensationalism– but the past 20 years has witnessed a sweeping away of those old cobwebs. The latest testament to her worth as an actress and her beauty as a human being is Darrell Rooney and Mark Vieira’s new book, Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital. A copy of which, The Pictorial will be giving away to one lucky reader (or Blogger!) at the conclusion of the Blogathon.
Within its beautifully illustrated pages, the real Harlean Carpenter comes to life as never before: a sweater wearing clean-faced kid from the Midwest whose death at the terribly young age of 26 left a vigorous roster of films in her wake. The world of 1930s Hollywood is strikingly re-created in never before published photos from personal collections the world over– cultural antrhopology in decadent black and white!
Help keep Harlow’s legend–and Harlow’s Hollywood– alive. Contact us via email — we’d love to have your blog join the ranks with ours!
Rules are simple and few. Post a Jean Harlow-related piece on your blog and include a link to the new book Harlow in Hollywood. Topics are as varied as you like– from her life to her films to the setting of the Harlow story: 1930s Hollywood itself. Email The Pictorial with your post’s URL and join us as we watch the contributing links grow!
A scorching case of Jean Harlow fever has infected the Pictorial and we’re hoping to infect as many others as possible! From now through the beginning of March, the Kitty Packard Pictorial is ramping up for its Blonde Bombshell Centenary Bash!
Harlow’s 100th birthday is March 3, and the Pictorial is celebrating in high style– with a little help from our friends, that is. The truly inimitable True Classics, Hollywood Revue, Dear Old Hollywood and IEphemera are just a few of the classic film blogs out there who have joined hands with us to help rekindle Harlow’s white hot flame.
Commencing on February 28th, in conjunction with the release of Darrell Rooney and Mark Vieira’s keenly anticipated book Harlow in Hollywood, and running until March 6th, the Pictorial will host a special Jean Harlow Blogathon wherein one luck reader will have a chance to win a copy of the new Jean Harlow book!
And, because we’re so thrilled with this renewed attention on Jean, we’ve also decided to give away a new copy of the Jean Harlow DVD box set from ! Winning is easy: simply read the Darrell Rooney/Mark Vieira interview either here at the Pictorial or at any of our affiliate blogs and answer the following question: In what year did Jean Harlow open ‘The Blonde Room’ at the Max Factor Studio in Hollywood? Email us the correct response and Jean Harlow’s first ever DVD box set could be yours!