The weather is turning crisp and for me that means it is time to pull out my favorite book and cozy up with a cup of tea.
As someone famously said, we lose ourselves in books -- but we find ourselves there too. This gem of wisdome apparently paplied to Jean Harlow as well.
In Jean Harlows biography, Platinum Girl, Eve Golden talks abut the struggle Jean Harlow went through while filming Hell's Angels, Howard Hughes' pet project. It sounds like it was awful for the poor girl... not only was it her first real film role, but her eyes literally got burned by the bright lights, and her Director James Whale tormented her that she didn't know how to be a woman.
How did she cope? Ben Lyon said, "She used to carry with her around the studios a little satchel containing four or five books of poetry, famous prose, or some special branch of the classics she was studying at the time."
I have this image of Gilmore Girls' Rory in my mind -- Jean Harlow wandering the set, half engrossed in a good book.