Age Group: Adults & Seniors
3/19/2013 • 1 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Clark County Library
Room: Main Theater
Movie Series: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Forbidden Hollywood
FILM: Blonde Venus (1932, 97 min)
A pre-code drama and one of the most popular Marlene Dietrich-Josef von Sternberg collaborations, “Blonde Venus” tells of a woman accepting money from a playboy (Cary Grant) to finance a treatment for her husband's (Herbert Marshall) terminal illness and the struggles that arise from the gift. Highlights include Dietrich singing "Hot Voodoo" in an ape suit and a luminous New Orleans bordello sequence that matches anything Sternberg has shot.