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Special Events: Fall 2016
Archie’s Betty: Celebrating a Pop Icon at 75

December 17 at 3:30
East Building Auditorium

Gerald Peary in person

Film critic Gerald Peary and producer Shaun Clancy started a journey years ago in search of the real personalities behind cartoonist Bob Montana’s iconic Archie Comics characters — Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Moose, Miss Grundy, and of course, Archie himself. Their investigation yielded a vast array of photos, drawings, home movies, and personal remembrances, assembled here into a tongue-in-cheek cinémemoir and revealing portrait of one of America’s midcentury graphic icons. Decades after Archie’s arrival, imagery from mainstream comic books (along with other mass-culture graphics) became fodder for the pop-art revolution in American art. (Gerald Peary and Shaun Clancy, 2015, 60 minutes)

courtesy Gerald Peary

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