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    A Jean Harlow-Related Archive of Documents, 1930s. Found in the files of the star's father, Mont Clair Carpenter, D.D.S., of Kansas City, Missouri; an odd little assortment of saved items regarding his famous daughter including: 1) a letter from William Powell (Harlow's paramour at the time of her death) to Dr. Carpenter, handwritten in black fountain pen ink, on personalized stationery, dated "Jan. 5, 1953," discussing Forest Lawn Memorial Park [Harlow's final resting place in Glendale, CA] and an "admittance card" Powell was obtaining for the dentist 2) a set of 'practice' letters handwritten by Dr. Carpenter, penned in black fountain pen ink on both sides of the page, on his own business letterhead, dated "June-16-37" [just nine days after his daughter's death], first side addressed to "Mr. Howard Strickling" [Head of Publicity at MGM], thanking him for "the many courtesies," second side addressed to "Mr. Bello" [Marino Bello, Harlow's stepfather], ending with "I believe you were sincerely / devoted to my little daughter and / for that I respect you and wish / you well (Harlow's father possibly being the only person who thought well of the much maligned Bello); 3) a typed letter to Dr. Carpenter from a family friend, dated "July 20, 1937," discussing Harlow's death; 4) a Western Union telegram from William Powell to the dentist, dated "1939 Dec 7," discussing Forest Lawn; 5) an undated telegram of sympathy from unknown friends; 6) six sepia-tone family photographs of Harlow's paternal relatives (her dad, grandparents, aunt, etc.); 7) three black and white or sepia snapshots of Harlow as a young girl of age 10 or 12; and 8) two books of poetry saved by Dr. Carpenter -- overall, a sad yet interesting small archive related to one of Hollywood's incandescent icons. (Please note all items are yellowed and worn due to age.)
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