Cinema: Bunking a Legend

Harlow, clattering into theaters hard on the heels of Producer Bill Sargent's fast-buck Electronovision film of the same title, is the best movie to be made this year about Hollywood's legendary platinum blonde—which means simply that it is bad in a big, bold way.

Ostensibly based on Irving Shulman's "intimate biography," this gaudy, highly publicized valentine from Producer Joseph E. Levine stars Carroll Baker, suitably bleached and lacquered, as the Blonde Bombshell. Actually, Actress Baker seems more the bomb blonde-shell, as she shallowly traces the famous footsteps that led Harlow from Kansas City...

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