Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Aug 25, 2019
1:00pm

THE STYLE OF SIN: PRE-CODE FILM WITH KIMBERLY TRUHLER
Jean Harlow Double Feature!
THREE WISE GIRLS / RED HEADED WOMAN

This program has been moved to the Egyptian. Tickets purchased for the Aero will be refunded.

Made between 1930, when the restrictive Production Code was adopted, and 1934, when it was in full effect, “pre-Code” films are beloved for their provocative content and rather risqué style. This six-part series introduces viewers to some of the most popular actresses of the pre-Code era through double features of their films - Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Harlow, Kay Francis, Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Blondell and Joan Crawford.

Program begins with an illustrated presentation by historian Kimberly Truhler. Films begin at 2:00 PM.
35 mm!

THREE WISE GIRLS
1932, Sony Repertory, 68 min, USA, Dir: William Beaudine

Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke and Marie Prevost are the wise girls of the title in this pre-Code look at life and love in New York City. When small-town soda jerk Cassie (Harlow) arrives in Manhattan, she catches the eye of a wealthy - but married - man (Walter Byron), and her two friends are of differing opinions on whether Cassie should pursue the affair. Robert Riskin provided the dialogue here, and Andy Devine makes a brief but memorable appearance as a chauffeur.


35 mm!

RED HEADED WOMAN
1932, Warner Bros., 79 min, USA, Dir: Jack Conway

The legendary Jean Harlow delivers a star-making performance in this provocative pre-Hays Code comedy as a charming gold digger who sleeps her way to fortune. Secretary Lillian Andrews sets her sights on her boss, eventually luring him away from his happy marriage to his childhood sweetheart. But instead of making a big splash in society, she is rejected. After casting her attention on a coal king, Lillian realizes that she loves her French chauffeur (Charles Boyer). The film is often cited as one of the motion pictures that brought about more stringent censorship.


Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Aug 25, 2019 • 1:00pm

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