Oct 10

Pre-Code Betty Boop: Sexpot

In the Pre-Code era, Betty Boop as cartoon character mirrored how many female stars of the Big Screen were portrayed. Like the feature films of the time, Betty Boop cartoons featured racy themes, provocative behavior, and lively musical numbers. Adult audiences expected spicy entertainment, and Betty Boop cartoons delivered. Betty Boop’s best appearances are considered […]

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Aug 02

Boop-Oop-A-Doop!

We’ve been teasing it for months, but at last it’s here: the newest Classic Couple Academy course offering. Drum roll, please…Betty Boop: Sexpot, Spinster, Icon! One of the biggest stars of the 1930s, ninety years later Betty Boop is a mainstay pop culture icon. Here at the Academy, we love Betty Boop, and we wanted […]

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Jun 26

Must-Listen Podcast from TCM – The Plot Thickens, Season 2: The Devil’s Candy

At Classic Couple Academy we’re all about learning about classic film. The release of the second installment of TCM’s award-winning podcast, The Plot Thickens, Season 2: The Devil’s Candy, offers unprecedented behind the scenes access into the making of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). This is must-listen podcasting for film lovers! The making of […]

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May 09

Mother as Muse: Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, artist, and film professor at the City College of New York. She was born to Holocaust survivors from Poland; her mother Natalia (Nelly), survived years at Auschwitz. Daughter Chantal and mother were extremely close with Nelly encouraging Chantal to pursue her career in film. In 1971, Chantal […]

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May 06

TCMFF Picks & Plans with Chris

The Classic Couple Academy team is ready for the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. We’ve reviewed the scheduled programming on TCM and HBO Max and made our selections of must-see content. Here native New Yorker and Classic Couple Academy technical lead Chris Chase shares his TCMFF picks and plans. The TCM Classic Film Festival 2021 […]

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Jan 18

Behind the Scenes

As Classic Couple Academy prepares to release its first interactive course for classic film fans, we offer a peek into why we do what we do. Probably the best way to describe our academy is to share the three guiding principles governing our course development. Fun. We’re committed to fun first, for all of our […]

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