Cracking the (Pre) Code: The Red-Headed Woman

August 4, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street | Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 639-7515
Times: 5:00 PM to 6:20 PM
Admission: General Admission $9. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $7
Area of Town: Museum District

Jean Harlow commands the spotlight as Lil, a seductive woman whose ambition inspires her “vertical movement up the economic ladder by horizontal means” (Thomas Doherty). The saucy screenplay by Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) follows Lil’s wrecking the marriage of her boss, followed by more betrayals and outrageous bad girl behavior. Read about the film here and here. Read essays about the film here and here.

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