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!

Betty 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.


Tuesday, September 22