Sex symbol film star Jean Harlow’s intoxicating screen presence left a lasting impression on popular culture. Her memorable performances in the 1931 films “Platinum Blonde” and “Bombshell” were seminal to the creation of the “blonde-bombshell” Hollywood stereotype which thankfully has given rise to an unending stream of silver screen sirens. Presented is a risqué framed display featuring Ms. Harlow’s personally worn cream colored, silk bra. Adorned with handmade floral appliqués and fitted ribbon straps this vintage lingerie is showcased with an intriguing 9x12 photo in an elegant 35x21 gold gilt frame with acanthus leaf motif tastefully replete with multi-layer matting. The stunning black and white image depicts Harlow in a figure flattering white gown vamping invitingly atop a polar bear rug. Completing this enthralling memento is a 5x4 engraved brass title plate.
Accompanied by University Archives LOA. This item has a reserve. (Estimated value $1,500-$2,500). More on our website.
The accompanying LOA cites this piece as being from the “Wayne Newcombe“ collection of Hollywood memorabilia which was sold by auction in 2010 with the notation that this particular item was excluded from the sale as it was considered too Risqué.
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