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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Feb 20

A Funny Thing Happened During the Pandemic

It’s amazing what can happen when three classic film and comedy buffs have some extra time on their hands. Kids who grew up in Florida, Michigan and New York in the Seventies, all three spent many childhood afternoons watching The Three Stooges on television. And so, when they were looking to collaborate on something fun […]

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