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Categorized as: Movies & Film
Event tags: Bijou, Film, Cartoon, Controversy


The DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY will be presenting BANNED CARTOONS, a program of Forbidden Animation on Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in Yucca Valley.

A selection of 10 of the best and the worst vintage cartoons ever made. Some of the cartoons are still kept off TV because they contain too much sex, racial stereotypes, violence and even political propoganda. Did you know that in the 1990's Speedy Gonzales was taken off a cartoon channel because of political correctness? When the hispanic community complained about his absence, Speedy was allowed to return to the airwaves.

One of the cartoons presented will be an early Betty Boop cartoon. Betty's career was destroyed by the Censorship code that went into effect in 1934. After that, Betty lost all her sex appeal and her box office ratings.

This presentation will feature a mini-lecture by film historian Christopher Perry. Viewers are invited to ask questions at the end of the film.

Monthly film presentations will feature film genres such as Film Noir, Classic Comedy, Classic Animation, Science Fiction, Silent Film, Screwball Comedies, dramas and more.

The Bijou Cinema is located at 57482 Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley. Admission is $5 per person.

For information and to join the society go to the website Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the website. There is no charge to become a member . The DESERT CLASSIC FILM SOCIETY is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Organization.

For other information contact Christopher Perry at 760-365-0475.

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