Some years ago my father, Richard Fleischer, was directing the movie “Barabbas” in Rome. One of the most dramatic scenes of the movie was the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. At the time that my father was preparing to shoot that scene, a total eclipse of the sun was scheduled to occur at nearby Sienna.
Being an adventurous and creative soul, my father moved the entire company to Sienna to shoot that scene during the total solar eclipse, something that no one had ever done before.
This being the first time, nobody had a clue how to light the set. Using their best guesses, my father and the director of photography set up three cameras each with different settings, crossed their fingers and waited for the sun to almost completely disappear, at which point my father yelled “action.”
The world darkened, a strange and eerie light embraced the assembled crew and, against this backdrop the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was re-enacted. The filmmakers’ guesses turned out to be correct, and one of the most uniquely beautiful motion picture scenes came into being.
We just had to share this fascinating post from the website dedicated to the work and life of Max Fleischer's son, and famed movie director, Richard Fleischer! Richard's son, and the President and CEO of Fleischer Studios, Mark Fleischer, recounts this riveting story from the 1961 set of Barabbas -
You can check out the amazing eclipse footage in this scene from Barabbas here!
It was on August 9, 1930, that a doe-eyed, nameless nightclub singer made her big screen debut in "Dizzy Dishes." Though her role was brief, she quickly won over audiences, and it wasn't long before she became known to the world as Betty Boop.
We hope you enjoy this short video tribute to Betty, and don't forget to check out the 6-part Betty Boop exhibit in our Museum!
The J-esthetics media campaing also includes print and digital ads, posters in transit stations, on subway and trains, print ads, electronic billboards and contests.
Now on CBCRadio: How the 'independent, sexy, smart' Betty Boop continues to stay relevant after 87 years
Check out these fabulous new looks strutting the catwalk last week in Los Angeles!
The collection will include items for men, women and children, so the entire family can be outfitted in Moschino style gear featuring Betty Boop and Pudgy!
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Betty Boop and Zac Posen co-star in “Betty Goes A-Posen,”
Betty Boop’s first animated short for the Digital Age!
We're thrilled to share this wonderful, whimsical new animated short featuring Betty Boop, Pudgy and an animated Zac Posen.
Created to celebrate the launch of Zac Posen's new Betty Boop-inspired dress designs, MAC Cosmetics' new Betty Boop Lipstick (both featuring Pantone's new shade of Betty Boop Red) and Betty’s gorgeous fashion layout in the March issue of Marie Claire Magazine, "Betty Goes A-Posen" is a wonderful reminder that some things - and some characters - never go out of style!
And tune-in to Betty's Facebook page, and Fleischer Studio's Facebook page to see more this weekend!!
We are absolutely thrilled to report that Dynamite Entertainment's gorgeous, and highly anticipated, new comic book series - starring our own Betty Boop - is now available!
Betty Boop #1, the first comic book, is available with four totally different covers that you can chose from. Each cover features the work of an all-star cast of creative Betty admirers including the legendary Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Roger Langridge doing double-duty as an illustrator and series interior artist Gisèle Lagacé, as well as a special Max Fleischer character sheet. Special edition variations will also be available, including a "Coloring Book Cover" by J. Bone (Super Friends), a cover printed on thick paper so fans of all ages can embellish her appearance and a Blank Authentix Edition that fans and comic professionals can illustrate.
"To be able to tell new stories based on Max Fleischer's original cartoon superstar is another great achievement for all of us here at Dynamite," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Betty Boop is one of the most recognizable faces in the history of animation, a timeless American cultural icon. This new series will delight comics fans young, old, and everywhere in-between!"
You can purchase the first comic book in the series now at Dynamite Comics, where you can also find out more about release dates for the rest of the series.
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Great news for our fans in Mexico! Betty Boop officially unveiled her first high-end fashion co-branding collaboration with an amazing new line designed by Royal Closet and sold exclusively, in Mexico, by Liverpool.
Designed for today's women, "who are independent, versatile, feminine, bold, with unique personalities, who are not afraid to express themselves and be noticed."
Read more about this amazing collaboration in our press room!
You can also visit Royal Closet's Facebook Page to see photos from the product launch, hosted by Royal Closet co-owners Montserrat Oliver (actress, fashion icon, TV host and entrepreneur), and Carlos Ortega (designer) and featuring items from this gorgeous line of clothing and swimwear!
Oh, and let us know what you think; we love hearing from you!