You'll be transported back to the 1920s and 1930s, and down the peculiar rabbit hole that was Harlean Harlow Carpenter McGrew Bern Rosson's much-too-brief life journey. Starting before the beginning, you will see the actual Carpenter family Bible which notes the marriage of Mont Clair Carpenter to Miss Jean Harlow:
You'll see Harlow's personally owned items, including a favorite handbag, makeup, charm bracelet, white fur cape (displayed with a replica gown), and other goodies from her private life:
Interesting sidelight about the white fur cape: The year after The Baby's death, Jean Bello (her mother) got herself all dolled up to look like her late daughter to attend the premiere of "Marie Antoinette" -- including wearing her daughter's favorite evening wrap. This photo gives me the creeps, for some reason.
You'll even get to see her gorgeous Packard convertible:
And one of the more curious items, the original mural which was commissioned by Paul Bern as a gift for his bride (it depicts Harlow and many of the couple's friends, associates, and one enemy among the characters!) Absolutely fascinating:
The exhibit runs through December, and the rest of the museum is fascinating in its own right -- we enjoyed seeing all the wonderful goodies, the make-up rooms, Marilyn Monroe's lingerie and bustier, lots of original costumes...even Mae West's credit cards!
I loved this place -- could have spent days on end and never seen it all.