The Skirball Center presents “Lights, Camera, Action: Comic Book Heroes of Film and Television.” From their website:
“The Skirball has organized an exclusive companion exhibition to ZAP! POW! BAM! that explores the long connection between comic book heroes and the moving image. These characters have been a vital part of American popular culture ever since the first appearance of Superman in Action Comics established the comic book as a viable artistic form. Almost immediately after their rise to prominence in comic books, superheroes transcended their pulpy origins to find expression in theater, music, films, and television. Lights, Camera, Action examines the close relationship and parallel development of the comic book and motion picture industries. Objects on view include the original 1966 Batcycle from the Batman television series on loan from the Petersen Automotive Museum, along with vintage movie posters on loan from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, original comic books on loan from the University of California, Riverside, and movie and television memorabilia.“
Also at the Skirball: ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero – The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950
Location: Skirball Cultural Center 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 Tel: (310) 440-4500
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Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5pm; Saturday Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
Start Date: 2009-02-19
End Date: 2009-08-09