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Download Epub Format ✓ Platinum Doll PDF by ✓ Anne Girard I realize this won t be a popular review as I don t seem to share popular opinion on this one I m giving this a three because it s very well written as far as prose telling vs showing descriptions not too much or too little emotion adequate I felt in the scenes I just didn t like the story itself, nor the heroine We re all a bit dumb and easy to push around when we re young and this woman is a mere 17 when the book opens and is forced into many real life situations she s not ready for.
But a little over 3 4 into the story, I just plain got sick and tired of it all, the back and forth with Chuck, the mother making all Harlean s decisions, the inability of this little bombshell to stick up for herself and say, No, I won t pay all your bills for you, MOMMIE Having read A Touch of Stardust A Novel I enjoyed the tidbits and fun facts abo Find my full review at s something fascinating to me about peaking behind the glamour and spectacle of the golden age of Hollywood and seeing the grit, disappointment and sacrifice hidden beneath I haven t read a book yet or seen a movie set during this unique time and place that doesn t highlight the hardships that come with the privileged life those that make it come to experience This can sometimes come across to me as poor me, I m so rich and sad , but that isn t the case at all with Anne Girard s Platinum Doll In this lovely novel of the life of Jean Harlow the reader is thrust into the heart and mind of this complex and incredibly admirable woman and made to truly appreciate all she did to make her dreams come true Right off the bat I have to say that I absolutely LOVE Girard s depiction of Harlean, aka Jean Harlow I didn t know very much ab Set Against The Dazzling Backdrop Of Golden Age Hollywood, Novelist Anne Girard Tells The Enchanting Story Of Jean Harlow, One Of The Most Iconic Stars In The History Of FilmIt S The Roaring Twenties And Seventeen Year Old Harlean Carpenter McGrew Has Run Off To Beverly Hills She S Chasing A Dream To Escape Her Small, Midwestern Life And See Her Name In LightsIn California, Harlean Has Everything A Girl Could Want A Rich Husband, Glamorous Parties, Socialite Friends Except An Outlet For Her Talent But Everything Changes When A Dare Pushes Her To Embrace Her True Ambition To Be An Actress On The Silver Screen With Her Timeless Beauty And Striking Shade Of Platinum Blond Hair, Harlean Becomes Jean Harlow And As She S Thrust Into The Limelight, Jean Learns That This New World Of Opportunity Comes With Its Own Set Of Burdens Torn Between Her Family And Her Passion To Perform, Jean Is Forced To Confront The Difficult Truth That Fame Comes At A Price, If Only She S Willing To Pay It Amid A Glittering Cast Of Ingenues And Hollywood Titans Clara Bow, Clark Gable, Laurel And Hardy, Howard Hughes, Platinum Doll Introduces Us To The Star Who Would Shine Brighter Than Them All I ve longed admired Jean Harlow There s just something about her that is mesmerizing and infectious She was someone who seemed to glow from within While I am no expert and haven t seen all her films, I still have an idea of who she might have been I was so excited for the opportunity to read Platinum Doll, but as I was reading, the thrill decreased until it was gone.
Ms Girard s portrayal of Jean Harlow, born Harlean Harlow Carpenter, is hollow, naive and full of wide eyed wonder at everything While I will buy the latter two to a certain degree, I can t help feeling that Harlean was savvier and in control than described in the book She never grew in the book, and yes there was lip service that she had, but it wasn t felt Everything seemed to fall int A beautifully told story about Jean Harlow, the original blond bombshell, and the romantic era of Hollywood.
Strong 3.
5A novel about Jean Harlow early in her career The book focused on her first marriage, which I found very interesting The book ended just as Harlow was a superstar I have read a lot of books about old Hollywood and I remember reading that Harlow was pretty well liked, especially among the crews because she seems to have been pretty down to earth, but I don t think she was as naive as she is portrayed here The relationship with her mother is interesting and stands up to what I have read Everyone may have loved Baby, Harlows nickname, but they all hated her mother I enjoyed the book, a quick read.
I know someone whose grandfather worked as a makeup artist in MGM and he said the most beautiful actress he had ever seen, after working there almost all his life, was Harlow Look at how the stars tear up at the Harlow segment of When a Lion Roars or the tributes included about her in Loy s book she think her mother killed her and Roz Russell s book doesn t think her mom killed her, but wasn t a fan And Eve Golden s biography on her Platinum Girl is one of the greatest biographies ever Look at all the great movies she made 42 movies before she died so young at 25 , many elevated to greatness solely by her presence, or if not great, exciting to watch, starting with one of my favorite movies Red Headed Woman to her stealing the show at Dinner at Eight It s strange too, after being in a series of clunkers like

I know next to nothing about Jean Harlow and this sounded sort of like Hollywood meets The Great Gatsby so I was super excited to read it Girard s writing style impressed me right away A book like this needs some sparkle and glamour when it comes to the writing style.
it is a book set in Hollywood after all.
and her writing style was just that, full of colorful descriptions, elegant dialogue and interesting characters.
I especially liked coming in contact with other Hollywood film stars characters throughout the book, it really added glamour for me The only thing I struggled with at times when it came to characters was Harlean Jean herself There were times that I felt she was a little idealistic and naive.
on one hand it didn t bother me that bad because she was so young when she first came to Hollywood but at the same time I expected a little growth with her character throughout t 3.
75 Stars Platinum Doll is a novel based on actress Jean Harlow s rise to fame during the Golden Age of Hollywood In the late 1920s, she goes to California as a teenage bride from the Midwest The book follows her turbulent marriage to Chuck McGrew, and the struggles she had with her ruthless mother who pushed and pushed an acting career, not always having her best interest at heart.
I enjoy reading about this era, and this book presents an intriguing and well researched slice of life of a promising Golden Age starlet I liked the author s portrayal of Jean Harlow part blonde bombshell, part book nerd though I wish she would ve had of a backbone when it came to her mother It was fun watching the clips referenced in the book, especially the Laurel Hardy short Double Whoopee The pacing was slow in spots, but overall it Find this and other reviews at first experience with author Anne Girard took place in 2014 when I read Madame Picasso The book impressed me and played a large part in prompting my interest in Platinum Doll I knew next to nothing about Jean Harlow when offered an advanced reader s edition of the book, but I love old Hollywood and knew I d enjoyed Girard s style of writing Long story short, I accepted the offer and quickly lost myself in Girard s interpretation of Jean s story The narrative itself follows Jean s life from 1927 to 1932, covering the course of her marriage to Charles Chuck McGrew and the rise of her professional career Girard emphasizes the tumultuous relationship of a young couple who don t see eye to eye and a domineering mother who is hell bent on vicariously living her dreams through the success

Diane Haeger, who currently writes as Anne Girard, is a bestselling author of 15 novels, most of them based on real historical figures Since the publication of her acclaimed first novel, Courtesan in 1993, which remains in print today, she has traveled extensively These research trips have taken her from the romantic halls of a French chateau, and the haunting courts and chambers of Henry VIII