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Sarah Churchwell discusses the original 'blonde bombshell', actress Jean Harlow.

Author and broadcaster Sarah Churchwell describes the spell that female film stars of the 1930s and '40s have over her..

From Barbara Stanwyck, 'the tough broad', to a vision of modernity who is all 'satin' and 'chrome'. The author moves on to consider the original 'blonde bombshell' - Jean Harlow.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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