Festival Musical(s)
Festival Events Calendar
Friday Jul 25
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Saturday Jul 26
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Tuesday Jul 29
6:00 pMemories In Black & White
Wednesday Jul 30
10:00 aPre-Code Betty
5:00 pDuke Ellington
7:30 pCotton Club Stomp
Thursday Jul 31
10:00 aGold Diggers of 1933
1:00 pLouis Armstrong
2:00 pSwing That Music
5:00 pHarold Arlen
8:00 pBeyond The Rainbow
Friday Aug 1
10:00 aShall We Dance
1:00 pDorothy Fields
2:00 pSunny Side of the Street
5:00 pLerner & Loewe
7:30 pBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 2
2:00 pWizard of Oz
5:00 pHarry Warren
8:00 pWe're in The Money
Sunday Aug 3
2:00 pBrigadoon
Tuesday Aug 5
10:00 aRebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
8:00 pUnsaturated Fats
Wednesday Aug 6
10:00 aThe Grapes of Wrath
5:00 pThe Crooners
8:00 pBing to Bobby Sox
Thursday Aug 7
10:00 aCasablanca
1:00 pHoagy Carmichael
2:00 pStar Dust
7:30 pBrigadoon
Friday Aug 8
10:00 aStage Door Canteen
2:00 pFingerbuster
5:00 pAmerican Reds
7:30 pWizard of Oz
Saturday Aug 9
10:00 aTo Have and Have Not
2:00 pBrother, Can You Spare A Dime
7:30 pStage Door Canteen
Sunday Aug 10
2:00 pWizard of Oz
Friday Aug 15
7:30 pBrigadoon
Saturday Aug 16
7:30 pBrigadoon
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Pre-Code Betty
Pre-Code Betty
Betty Bop & The Fleischer Studios, 1930-34
Wed Jul 30, 10:00-11:30 am
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
OFAM 2008 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Institute Presenting Sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
In 1930 the Max Fleischer Studios introduced into its line-up of sophisticated, often surreal cartoon characters a poodle-human hybrid that quickly morphed into a sexy, Jazz Age flapper named Betty Boop. Betty became a hit for Fleischer and was the star of an amazing series of cartoons that in many cases built around contemporary popular music...the early 1930s version of MTV. Unfortunately, Betty's appeal was seriously compromised when, in 1934, the Motion Picture Association of America began enforcing the Hays Code, a self-regulation system that spelled out what was morally acceptable and morally unacceptable content for motion pictures produced for a public audience. Fleischer was forced to make Betty--and, indeed, all of his cartoons--"cleaner" and more wholesome. The most serious casualty of the process was the whacky, sassy, truly creative and sophisticated nature of the Fleischer cartoons...and their very serious commitment to jazz performance.
Shedd Executive Director Jim Ralph hosts this presentation of several of these Fleischer Studios Betty Boop gems, featuring songs like Cab Calloway's "Minnie The Moocher" (1932) and "St. James Infirmary" (Snow White, 1933...definitely not your grandmother's Disney version!), Louis Armstrong's "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You" (), The Royal Samoans (Bamboo Isle, 1932), Don Redman's "How'm I Doin'?" and "I Heard" (I Heard, 1933), and more.
Event Personnel
Jim Ralph, host
Ticket/Venue Info
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
OFAM 2008 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Institute Presenting Sponsor