Shortly after the completion of Personal Property (1937) Robert Taylor and Jean Harlow were packed off to Washington DC, to, among other things, attend a birthday ball for
Franklin Delano Roosevelt. They were both ill, Taylor with a cold or flu and Harlow with the uremic poisoning that would kill her before her 28th birthday. The couple were rushed around, meeting politicians (mostly Democrats) and posing for pictures with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and other luminaries. One senator grabbed Harlow for a smacking kiss while Taylor made an expression suggesting nausea.
Given Robert Taylor’s lifelong conservative Republican politics, this must have been a difficult experience.