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    Jean Harlow signed screen artist contract with The Caddo Company for her services in Hell's Angels, with (3) additional Jean Harlow signed employment option extensions. (Caddo Company, 1930) One 2-page 8.5 x 11 in. contract, dated October 24, 1929, between The Caddo Company and newly-discovered actress Jean Harlow for her services in Hell's Angels. Signed "Jean Harlow" on page 2. Includes (3) additional 1-page Caddo Company employment extensions, each signed "Jean Harlow", dated January 20, July 16, and December 19, 1930. In late 1929, Howard Hughes was reshooting most of his originally silent film with sound and needed an actress to replace Greta Nissen, who had a thick Norwegian accent unfitting for the character. Harlow screen tested for Hughes who gave her the part, signing her to an extended contract. Hughes' knack for promotion labeled Harlow as a "platinum blonde", a nickname which forever remains with the actress. Exhibiting usual folds with staple holes and paperclip stains. From the personal collection of Howard Hughes.

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    July, 2020
    23rd Thursday
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