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stardustmelody: Jean Harlow spent every Sunday bleaching her ash blond hair platinum, with a mixture of peroxide, ammonia, Clorox, and Lux flakes. The painful procedure wreaked such havoc on her hair she was eventually forced to don a wig.

"I turned to motion pictures because I had to work or starve".  Jean Harlow

Glamorous Old Hollywood Quotes and the Gorgeous Stars Who Said Them

Jean Harlow & Clark Gable by klimbims, via Flickr

"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" Clark Gable & Jean Harlow in the film Red Dust. Gable was also in the later remake but this time it was called "Mogambo"

Elizabeth Arden was a leading beauty entrepreneur and a suffragist. Born Florence Nightingale Graham in Canada, she worked briefly as a nurse, where she was inspired by the use of creams to treat burns. She moved to New York in 1909, took a job at a salon, and a year later opened her Fifth Avenue spa with what would become her trademark red door and her new name Elizabeth Arden. A staunch advocate for equality, Arden joined 15,000 women in a suffrage demonstration in 1912.

Elizabeth Arden's coat features broad, rounded shoulders cut in one piece with the yoke, 1939


Jean Harlow (March 1911 — June was an American film actress and sex symbol of the She died of renal failure during the filming of Saratoga in 1937 at the age of