Monday, February 19, 2018

Forest Lawn Museum Celebrates the Football Legacy of Charlie Brown and 'Peanuts'



Good grief! Timed to the Super Bowl earlier this month, the Forest Lawn museum in Glendale has entered the funny pages. The short term exhibit Pigskin: Peanuts takes a look at the football legacy of the long-running "Peanuts" comic strip. Between 1950 and 2000 (when creator Charles Schulz died), sports was a big part of the lives of Charlie Brown and the gang. Perhaps better known for its focus on baseball, nonetheless football also made an annual appearance in the strip — most memorably, of course, when Lucy would promise not to lift the ball before he had the chance to kick it.

Of course, much like the futility of some things in life, Lucy would always pull it, and Charlie would always end up flying through the air and landing on his back.

Per the museum: "The 50 Sunday and daily strips in this exhibition demonstrate the fun Charles Schulz had with the sport of football and explore his wonderful world of Pigskin Peanuts. Visitors will also enjoy viewing football themed Peanuts objects and ephemera; dressing up in the team locker room; taking a photo-op on a football trading card; and trying their own hand at “pulling the football” from Charlie Brown."

Hurry — the exhibit ends on March 15. As always, admission and parking are free. Some pics from our recent visit:





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