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    Eddie Mannix signed photograph to Jean Harlow from the Landau estate. Eddie Mannix signed photograph to Jean Harlow from the Landau estate. Vintage 8 x 10 in. gelatin silver photograph featuring Louis B. Mayer, Jean Harlow, and Eddie Mannix; inscribed by Mannix in the lower right in green ink, "Jean - / Affectionately / Eddie". Handwritten on the verso in black ink is "Louis B. Mayer / Jean Harlow / Eddie Mannix / note: Jean's bobby sox - this is not glamor!" Mannix was an important executive at MGM known as "The Fixer" for his ability, through a network of reporters, doctors, corrupt police and lawyers, to "fix" a movie star's scandalous problems. Beginning as a bouncer and working his way into MGM and up the ladder, Mannix was rumored to have had gangster ties and a criminal past alleged to include the murders of his first wife, MGM executive Paul Bern (Jean Harlow's husband at the time of his death), and TV "Superman" George Reeves who was having an affair with Mannix's wife. This photograph was reproduced in the 1964 Jean Harlow biography titled "Harlow". In vintage good condition. Originally from the collection of Arthur M. Landau, Harlow's agent and the man who discovered her.

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    July, 2013
    28th Sunday
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