This ingenious use of film got Cohn out of New York and into Hollywood, where his brother Jack already had a behind-the-scenes movie career.
But though he forced her to undergo a painful makeover, she refused his sexual advances.
As Hollywood studios began to fold, Columbia Pictures and Cohn endured.
It seemed so easy: Arrive in Hollywood with a suitcase and a pretty face.
Though he was buried in a lavish in the Hollywood Cemetery, his legacy of sexual exploitation, harassment and surveillance did not die along with him.
Harry Cohn with Rita Hayworth and Anita Louise, 1946.
Although Marilyn Monroe admitted to sleeping with people to advance her career, she would later call Hollywood 'an overcrowded brothel.
American film actress Kim Novak, 1954.