The Cinema Museum, London

Women and Cocaine presents Jean Harlow: Dinner at Eight (1933)

Fri 16 Sep 2022 @ 19:30 · Events

Before Madonna, Mansfield and Monroe, there was Harlow, the original Blonde Bombshell.

By the time of her death at the age of 26, Jean Harlow had become one of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars. He image has endured in fascinating modern audiences and on the 16th September we will take a closer look at the short but sweet life of ‘Baby’ Jean with a screening of her most successful film, Dinner at Eight (1933).

Millicent Jordan, (Billie Burke) an ambitious New York socialite, is planning an extravagant dinner party as her businessman husband, Oliver (Lionel Barrymore), contends with financial woes, causing a lot of tension between the couple. Meanwhile, their high-society friends and associates, including the gruff Dan Packard (Wallace Beery) and his sultry spouse, Kitty (Jean Harlow), contend with their own entanglements, leading to revelations at the much-anticipated dinner.

Come join us in this beautifully historic Grade II listed venue for an introduction, then screening of the film and exclusive raffle!

“My father warned me about men & booze, but he never mentioned a word about women & cocaine” – Tallulah Bankhead.

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Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Reserved tickets £9.45 available from Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night. Concessions available on the door with valid ID. Phone bookings for this event cannot be made via the Cinema Museum.