1 Levy: Book: Blonde Bombshells–from Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow (born 1910) was Hollywood’s first bona fide Blonde Bombshell, but sadly she died at the prime of her career, at age 26.

It would take another two decades for Hollywood to manufacture and market the next big Blonde Bombshell, Marilyn Monroe.

In 1950s, Cleo Moore was one of several buxom blondes to achieve notability after Monroe’s breakthrough.

In the mid 1950s, Columbia considered Cleo Moore to star in a film biography of Jean Harlow, but the project did not materialize.

The others included:

Jayne Mansfield

Mamie Van Doren

Diana Dors

Sheree North

Anita Ekberg

Barbara Lang

Barbara Nichols

Joi Lansing

Carol Ohmar

Pat Sheehan

Greta Thyssen