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Please be advised: the Museum will be open on Wednesday, June 19, 12:00–6:00 p.m. for the Juneteenth holiday.


Fleischerei: A Musical Tribute to the Fleischer Brothers, Betty Boop, and Popeye


With live music by Gary Lucas and Sarah Stiles

Renowned guitarist Gary Lucas (of Captain Beefheart fame) and Broadway star Sarah Stiles (Tony nominee for Hand to God) present a delightful and loving tribute to the swinging soundtracks of New York animation genius Max Fleischer and his surreal Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons of the 1930s. The event is in conjunction with the release of Lucas’s album Fleischerei, a musical melting-pot of jazz, Tin Pan Alley torch songs, raucous vaudeville turns, and Dixieland, with a touch of Klezmer. In addition to a live vocal-and-guitar performance, there will be screenings of six great Fleischer cartoons, almost all in 35mm prints from the UCLA Film & TV Archive: Ain’t She Sweet, Koko’s Earth Control, Swing You Sinners!, Snow White, Betty Boop for President, and Popeye the Sailor.

Tickets: $15 ($11.25 members at the Film Lover, Dual, and Family levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)

All tickets include same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.