January 6, 2009 10:09 AM
She even reads books! That's the punchline of the first of five fun films starring Jean Harlow, Dinner at Eight (Saturday at 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies). The night's TCM mini-festival spotlights the brassy blonde's sex appeal and comedic spark as well as her dramatic chops (or lack thereof), in early films from 1931-33.
Dinner at Eightis a sleek MGM all-star affair, where a 1933 high society dinner party attracts not only Harlow (in a gown so tight, the actress lite