Jerry Events: The Next Few Days

Here’s a massive plug/checklist for my numerous public activities during the next week. If you live in L.A. come one, come all!

Friday NightVan Eaton Auction Preview 6:30pm. Unbelievable animation rareties on display – AND food! From 6:30pm onward, tonight at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks. All are welcome – Free!


Saturday Afternoon – CineFamily Special screening, The History of the Super Hero Cartoon 1pm – Everything from Fleischer Superman to Super President (above), with Roger Ramjet, Bat Fink and The Mighty Heroes in between!


Sunday AfternoonLos Angeles Times Festival of Books, I will be there Sunday at 2:30pm signing books at the Insight Editions/Palace Press booth (#912) on the campus of USC. Free admission!


Tuesday NightFleischer Cartoons in 35mm 8pm – UCLA Restoration prints including Koko’s Earth Control, Snow White, Somewhere In Dreamland and many others as you haven’t seen them before… At the CineFamily/Silent Movie Theater May 3rd at 8pm.


Wednesday NightAdobe First Frame will showcase works from students in USC’s John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts on Wednesday May 4th. It begins at 7:00pm and includes a 90-minute screening program of 24 participating student films. For more info: Click Here!


Thursday Night – As usual, the first Thursday of every month, Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys play 20s, 30s jazz and pop tunes, preceeded by me and my 16mm projector with rare musical shorts and cartoons of the 1930s. 8pm at the Steve Allen Theater.


  • http://tomboycomics.blogspot.com Emily

    Also, if anyone is interested, the Experimental Animation Showcase 2011 is happening at RedCat, Thursday night, May 5th, @ 8PM.

    Here is the press release:

    Come see 17 new animated short films from Calarts Experimental Animation Program, and celebrate the release of the MFA 2010 dvd. This event is free but reservations are encouraged. Please call the RedCat box office at 213-237-2800 to make sure you’ve got a seat!

    Thanks,
    Emily Brundige

  • Paul N

    I have a couple of “First Frame” DVDs in my collection, and there’s some good stuff on them. Go catch the show; it’ll be worth the effort.

  • Mr.Eraser

    Well, I for one would very much like to know exactly what Fleischer films screen on Tuesday – particularly which Screen Songs & Color Classics! It’s a shame that this stuff isn’t available on DVD – sounds as though a number of them are already ready to go. Thanks goodness UCLA is taking care of these! The TCM festival is certainly the main draw this weekend so hopefully folks aren’t too ‘movied out’ to attend the screening.

  • xevo

    That scimitar the Shriners gave Mel Blanc looks awesome. Reminds me of Blanc;s radio show where Mel joined the “Ugga-ugga-boo” lodge.
    Janet Klein and the Parlor Boys are hreat- they perfectly nail the ’20s era music.

  • http://www.classicparamountcartoons.blogspot.com ParamountCartoons

    what black-and-white Fleischer cartoons will have original titles?