Has anyone else noticed the cult of Betty Boop? I mostly see it afflicting middle aged suburban Latina women, usually because I’m behind them on the freeway or sometimes in office environments. I bet some of you cubicle dwellers know of that one lady that collects all kinds of Betty Boop crap. Well if you want to start your own collection, here’s a special event just for you! I noticed in the Northeast Sun (a local free paper) community calendar that the 22nd Annual Betty Boop Festival will be taking place this weekend in Montebello (oh, that’s so perfect!) and it will include Betty Bingo, a “Special Guest Speaker”, Betty Swap Meet, and even a guest appraiser. And if you go to BettyBoop.com you can even see a nifty flyer for the event! This little cartoon character just makes me cringe but I’m intrigued to see that Betty Swap Meet, maybe I’ll work up the courage.
Event info and one more pic after the jump.
I bought this as a joke t-shirt for a friend, she didn’t think it was very funny! I wonder how much it’s gone up in value? Only one way to find out. Boop-oop-a-doop!
All happening Sat-Sun July 21-22 from 10am-2pm at:
534 N. Montebello Blvd.