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    Jean Harlow Picture Signed by Mama Jean, With Letter from Secretary. A rare candid photo of screen siren Jean Harlow playing with one of her dogs in slacks and sneakers instead of a glamorous evening gown, this 3.5" x 5.5" b&w photo is inscribed "Oscar is a toy pomeranian - seems to like to pose" and signed "Jean" - not by Harlow, but by her mother. Also included is a typed, signed letter from Harlow's secretary Maydelle Jewell, dated October 25, 1933, that reads: "I have been asked by Miss Harlow, to write and think you for the sweet card and lovely letter you sent her. She is doing Beautifully and expects to leave the hospital the latter part of this week" and is signed by Jewell in black ink. Harlow was ill throughout her life, beginning with a bout of scarlet fever as a child that lead to the kidney disease that ultimately took her life in 1937 at the age of 26. Both items are in Excellent condition.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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