The Birth of Betty Boop
“The Birth of Betty Boop (Or My Life as a Dog): A Pre-Code Animated
Sex Star is Born.”
Film archivist Dennis Nyback presents a special 16mm
program of Betty Boop short films from his personal collection!
Boop was a huge star in the early ’30s, with a whole line of tie-in
products and a nationally syndicated comic strip. By 1939, her
popularity had waned and the production of her cartoons was stopped. In
the 1960s, she was rediscovered by a new generation and became more
popular than ever. This program features her first cartoon appearances
and shows her cinematic evolution from dog to woman.