The Women Screening at the Gulbenkian 13th of October, 7pm

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Following the launch of NoRMMA, outlined in the below post, the Gulbenkian is screening the Hollywood classic The Women (1939, George Cukor). This film stars numerous Divine Divas, including Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell, who were the subjects of many a Fan Magazine article. The film will be introduced with an illustrated talk by Lies Lanckman.

The Women

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Blonde Venus Screening at the Gulbenkian Cinema 23rd of September 7pm

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Blonde Venus

As mentioned in the last post, Lies and Ann-Marie have organised a fantastic Divine Divas season at the Gulbenkian Cinema. The Gulbenkian Cinema’s information on the film:

Josef von Sternberg | USA | 1932 | 93mins | Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall

Josef von Sternberg’s Pre-Code drama stars his favourite collaborator Marlene Dietrich, and is the only one of his films that depicts her within the everyday.

In Depression-era New York, chemist Ned Farady (Herbert Marshall) contracts a rare disease, and his wife, Helen (Dietrich), must resume her career as glamorous cabaret performer ‘the Blonde Venus’ to finance his treatment abroad.

But during Ned’s absence and convalescence she falls for wealthy man-about-town Nick Townsend (Grant) and, drawn into an affair, her descent into the corruption and seediness of clubland takes her further and further from the man she re-entered it for.

Tickets: Full £8 / Concessions £7/ GulbCard Members £6 / Students £5 / GulbCard Students £4
Venue: Cinema

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Divine Divas Season at the Gulbenkian Cinema

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Gulbenkian Cinema

Melodrama Research Group members Lies and Ann-Marie have been busy organising an exciting season of films to be screened at the Gulbenkian Cinema on the University of Kent Canterbury campus. All of the films feature one of Hollywood’s ‘Divine Divas’. The season launches on Tuesday the 23rd of September at 7pm with Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus (1932). Do catch this classic film if you can. More details will be posted to the blog shortly!

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