41 Min Released Oct 20, 2015

61: MGM Stories Part 6: Jean Harlow

As part of the publicity campaign for his film Hell’s Angels, Howard Hughes made Jean Harlow a star, branding her “The Platinum Blonde.” But after Hell’s Angels, Hughes couldn’t figure out what to do with Harlow, so she ended up signing a contract with MGM, at the urging of Paul Bern, who became Harlow’s new impresario and husband. Despite the fact that Louis B. Mayer had dismissed her as a “floozy”, Harlow had five years of super stardom at MGM. But during that time, Bern died under mysterious circumstances — as did Harlow herself, in 1937, at the age of 26. 

You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly),

Go To Show Page
Tags
TV & Film

More Episodes

Activision Takes a Bite Out of Candy Crush Maker

WSJ Tech News Briefing

Activision Blizzard, the biggest video game publisher in the U.S., has acquired Candy Crush Saga-maker King Digital for $5.9 billion. WSJ reporter Sarah Needleman weighs in on whether this is a match made gaming heaven.

4 Min

Nov 4, 2015

Claire Foy & Matt Smith

Happy Sad Confused

Claire & Matt talk "The Crown" & more!

45 Min

Dec 13, 2017

SVU #50: Prisoners / Best Films and TV of 2013 / 2nd Annual SVUvie Awards

Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit (SVU)

This is 50! On this golden anniversary episode of Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit, Matt and Alison celebrate the best of 2013 with the Second Annual SVUvie Awards. Plus, the Listeners' Choice Review of PRISONERS sparks one of the biggest disagreements

92 Min

Jan 1, 2014