Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Betty Boop!

Date of Birth: August 8, 1930

Designed by Max Fleischer for Paramount Studio's Talkartoons, Betty Boop began as a dog (a dog?) By 1930 she had evolved into a coy flapper whose innocent skirt-lifting and trademark line "boop-boop-a-doop" were sweetly suggestive of more than just singing and dancing. She starred in over 100 cartoons from 1931 to 1939, getting increasingly less saucy (and less popular). She continues to have strong merchandising power.

Mae Questal, the voice of Olive Oyl, also did Betty's. (I did not know that)

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Now she is une femme de un'e certaine age!


JC said...

Happy Birthday Betty !!!

Nancy said...

She is still adorable!

Susan said...

You have to love those drawn-on pencilled eyebrows! Happy Birthday, Betty!

Marguerite said...

Betty is still a hit!
Happy Birthday B.B.
Come on over, when you have time, I have an award for you!

Reya Mellicker said...

Both Olive Oil and Betty? How cool. I didn't know either.

All those cartoons from the 30's are so surreal. when i watch them I feel like I'm having a serious flashback - wow. Even the early Micky Mouse was so strange.

Happy birthday Betty!!

Anonymous said...

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