I haven't always thought much of Jean Harlow, probably because of all the Marilyn Monroe comparisons. Monroe is my number one girl, but I've come to love Jean Harlow because of her spirit. In my opinion, when you watch old movie stars, they have an affected manner, a way of acting that is distinctly of their time. Not so with Harlow. She was funny, had great timing, cute facial expressions, and a modern type of confidence. She's the one star who could have been magically transplanted into modern Hollywood and made it.
Harlow was everybody's baby. Beloved by all her friends and family, that became her nickname. When she died at the young age of 26 from a kidney attack, her tombstone was inscribed: Our Baby.
This is an awesome video from Youtube of Harlow set to The Dragonette's "I Get Around." The song rocks and Harlow is so charming. I really dig her.