Angel of Death,detail,Emile Jean Horace Vernet.
Watts, Los Angeles, 1965.
A Creepy Must-See Vintage Betty Boop Cartoon, 1931
This 1931 Max Fleischer cartoon, Bimbo’s Initiation, is a miracle of awesome weirdness. It’s the last Betty Boop cartoon that was personally animated by her creator, Grim Natwick. It’s so bizarre that the film critic Leonard Maltin called it “the ‘darkest of all” of Fleischer’s work.
The cartoon starts with Bimbo seemingly being drawn into a college fraternity initiation. What Bimbo goes through is very dark — until he sees who’s behind the mask. Wonderful to watch.