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Betty Boop

Denise talks about the creation and evolution of the 1920’s animated flapper girl, Betty Boop. With it being the 2020’s perhaps it’s time for Betty to get a modern makeover!

Show Notes

  • The Gal Pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Denise Jaeckel.
  • Leah already talked about Wonder Woman
  • Get to know you question – If you could be any cartoon character for a day who would it be?
  • What Denise meant to do
  • What Denise decided on
  • Denise’s 1 Cool Cartoon Thing is Betty Boop
  • Betty starts as a French Poodle
  • Sex symbol & escape
  • Max Fleischer creator
  • Based on Helen Kane (Wikipedia)
  • Helen Kane based her act on Baby Ester (Ester Jones) (Wikipedia)
  • EXTRA: The story of the trail between who owned the likeness to Betty Boop. (Harlem World Magazine)
  • One of the main voices 1930-1938 actress of Betty was Mae Questel (Wikipedia)
  • Betty Boop is 90 years old this year
  • Backlash
  • reinvention
  • Written out of her own show
  • Better Boop was brought back in the 70’s
  • 1980’s merchandising
  • Sexual innocence
  • Could Betty be reinvented?
  • D.C. Bombshells Comic Line (D.C.)
  • Why is decency associated with owning your sexuality?
  • Control
  • Hope in the next generation
  • School dress codes
  • An idea of Betty Boop
  • Roaring 20’s, best time for Betty to come back in a new way
  • Disney characters with jobs (Insider)
  • Hedy Lamarr as inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman

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