Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: Mae West Introduces Americans to—Gasp!—Sex. She was a tiny lady, barely five foot tall. It was more than her trademark Gay ‘90’s plumed hats that made her seem much bigger. It was a bold, brassy, and irreverent persona that challenged everything puritanical America valued in submissive, virtuous, sexless, and dependent womanhood.
Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow and Clark Gable in "China Seas", (1935)
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Tea n’ Toast with Jean Harlow and William Powell
Jean Harlow - 1930's She used to get in trouble on the set because those long, satin gowns were very clingy and she refused to wear underware, so oftentimes, her public hair would show. It caused quite a fuss several times.