Co-presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles: Darrell Rooney, co-author of the new book Harlow in Hollywood, delivers a slideshow lecture on Jean Harlow, the first blonde sex symbol, followed by a discussion along with co-author Mark A. Vieira. There will be a book signing with Darrell Rooney and Mark A. Vieira from 3-3:30PM in the lobby.
Then, at 3:30PM:
BOMBSHELL, 1933, Warner Bros., 96 min. Victor Fleming’s positively breakneck-pace satire of Hollywood. Jean Harlow is at her peak as harried Lola Burns, a movie matinee idol being driven crazy by relentless press agent Lee Tracy (who also has the hots for her). The movie she’s shooting with director heartthrob Pat O’Brien is modeled after RED DUST. Naughty double entendres fly fast and furious in this razor-sharp and unabashedly shameless screwball comedy produced by MGM.
Added by AmericanCinematheque on March 2, 2011