Jean Harlow “Reckless” Paper Doll

Miss Harlow, one of the screen’s most individual artists, is shown here with some of the gowns and costumes she wears in “Reckless,” new MGM picture in which she is featured with William Powell. “The Girl From Missouri,” another picture in which she starred, was typically Harlow, the blonde enchantress being a Missouri product. When Miss Harlow brought her bewitching beauty and art to the screen, she also brought something new and different — an undefinable something that won her instant popularity and many ardent fans.

Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, Texas) May 19, 1935

The Jean Harlow Paper Doll

Fashion Notes

Three large flowers lend the only touch of color to this lovely evening dress. The gown otherwise, is simple, following the lines of the figure close to the knees where it flares becomingly to the floor.

For evening wear, Jean chooses this dress of graceful white chiffon which is featured by its novel use of fine pleating and scarf draped waist.

Black wool shot with gold metal threads is fashioned into this afternoon gown from the personal wardrobe of Jean Harlow. The gown features a split skirt and black and gold cord trimming. The hat is created of matching material and the white gloves have fringed cuffs.

A nautical sport suit of corded blue and white silk worn with dark blue polo shirt.

A stunning hostess gown of crimson velvet. The unusual fullness features in the bodice and skirt is an interesting fashion note. Long full sleeves are caught at the waist and the belt has a beautiful jeweled buckle.

Long flowing beach pajamas of orchid satin with dark purple sash, buttons and trim of the same material.

Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, Texas) May 19, 1935

The musical treat of 1935 has come to the screen in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical extravaganza, “Reckless.”

Of first importance, the picture introduces Jean Harlow and William Powell as co-stars for the first time. The glamorous platinum star is seen as Mona Leslie, a dazzling Broadway dancer, who rises to great social and professional height, only to be plunged into the depths of scandal and disgrace by the mad act of her millionaire playboy husband.

Powell is seen as Ned Riley, the jovial sports promoter who walks side by side with Mona through her triumphs and tragedies and finally emerges as “best man.”

Franchot Tone ably handles the role of Bob Harrison, the millionaire husband and  others deserving of honorable mention are May Robson, as Granny; Rosalind Russell, as Jo Mercer; Hendy Stephenson, as the elder Harrison; Ted Healy and Nat Jendleton as Powell’s companions and little Mickey Rooney.

Hammond Times (Hammond, Indiana) Jul 10, 1935

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4 Responses to “Jean Harlow “Reckless” Paper Doll”

  1. Liivi Laas Says:

    Nice ! Thank you!

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  3. Brenda Hendricks Says:

    I love your paper dolls! Will you be posting others? thanks! Brenda

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