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Pencil This In: About that Famous Toostie Roll Commercial

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Pop Culture
Fred Wolf was the man behind the famous Tootsie Roll commercial. You know, “Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?” Wolf also worked with Frank Zappa on 200 Motels and Peter Yarrow on Puff The Magic Dragon. Tonight (8 p.m.) at Cinefamily ($13), "Animation historian Jerry Beck will present a tribute to Wolf, with rare clips from his movies, TV shows and vintage 1960s commercials, and present a live on stage interview with Wolf himself, as he discusses his career in film, and his relationships with his famous collaborators."

More R. Crumb
In conjunction with the Hammer Musuem's exhibit, The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis, tonight's film screening features director Terry Zwigoff's 119 minute documentary that took six years to make. The event is free, but tickets are required and are available at the box office on a first come, first served basis at the box office. More info here.

Meet the new LAPD Chief
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will hold a town hall meeting to introduce Charlie Beck, his choice for the next chief of police of the Los Angeles Police Department. It's from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at the EXPO Center (3980 South Menlo Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90037). Doors open at 3:30 PM

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