Today is Jean Harlow's 100th birthday! Usually I write about silent film stars, but being that Jean is one of my favorite actresses, I couldn't let this special day go by without a tribute. Besides, she did get her start in silents, her first role being a bit part in Richard Dix's Moran of the Marines (1928). Happy Birthday Baby!
a century ago,
the sun smiled on a little patch of Missouri
and a legend was born.
a child of dreams and diamond dust,
a white hot chameleon
adapting to everything but never quite finding home.
Aphrodite chased by Persephone's shadow,
hothouse flower destined to fade,
i hope that on your special day
heaven picks out a star for you
as big and bright as you deserve.
(i don't think bill would mind.)
Come join the party! See how other classic film blogs are celebrating The Baby's 100th - The Kitty Packard Pictorial has a list of everyone participating in The Jean Harlow Blogathon!