Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Maybelline's first, "Big-Screen" sex symbol, Jean Harlow.

Pioneer of the Hollywood Studio System and Star System,  Jean Harlow, a product of that System, comes alive Thomas Ince, book about her life.

Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital, 1928-1937, by Darrell Rooney and Mark A. Vieira (Angel City Press).  Harlow in Hollywood is the story of how a town and an industry created her, a story that's never been told before.  Buy in on Amazon

Jean Harlow, known as the “Blonde Bombshell,” was the earliest and most popular of the sex symbols–the 1930s incarnation of Marilyn Monroe.

Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer, by Brian Taves (University Press of Kentucky).

  Want to know how, when and were, the Hollywood Studio System, and Star System began?  It all started with Thomas Ince.  Buy it on Amazon.

The Maybelline Story is available on kindle, at Amazon,  and on the Nook at Barnes and Noble.   Buy it today.

More new books out about Old Hollywood and it's Stars.

John Huston: Courage and Art, by Jeffrey Meyers (Crown Archetype)

Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood, by Emily W. Leider (University of California Press)

Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark, by Brian Kellow (Viking)

Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director, by Marilyn Ann Moss (University Press of Kentucky)

The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen, by David W. Menefee (Menefee Publishing)

Spencer Tracy: A Biography, by James Curtis (Knopf)

Syd Chaplin: A Biography, by Lisa K. Stein (McFarland)

Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story, by David W. Menefee (BearManor Media)

Also just out, and so new there hasn't been time to review it is Francis X. Bushman: In His Own Words

 Tom Lyle Williams can also make claim to being a part of The Hollywood Star System, helping create Stars out of Starletts, by promoting them in his Maybelline ads.

Tom Lyle Williams,


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