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August 25, 2006 7:55 AM   Subscribe

Helen Kane. (Wikipedia bio.) They based Betty Boop on her. MP3 files. WAV files. Podcast.
posted by Astro Zombie (11 comments total)

 
The first link above also has MP3 files.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:00 AM on August 25, 2006


See also
Toot, from "Drawn Together", who's based on, based on...
posted by Shfishp at 8:14 AM on August 25, 2006


Gotta love the 1920s!!!
posted by mokey at 8:25 AM on August 25, 2006


Great story—thanks for the post!

I love this: "The stenographer nearly had a nervous breakdown transcribing Boop-a-Doops and Bou-Bou-Ba-Ba-Bou’s."

(She definitely got robbed: that judge wuz bought, dammit!)
posted by languagehat at 9:11 AM on August 25, 2006


Scandalous.
posted by wfc123 at 9:16 AM on August 25, 2006


I love this story, and it turns out I've been listening to some of Kane's songs lately and didn't know it.

I've always detested Betty Boop though, because of her freakish head that is apparently undergoing cellular mitosis before our very eyes.
posted by hermitosis at 9:31 AM on August 25, 2006



posted by hermitosis at 9:38 AM on August 25, 2006


I've always detested Betty Boop though

Eh. I'd hit it.
posted by jonmc at 9:43 AM on August 25, 2006


FYI, the image linked to by hermitosis above is the work of Michael Paulus, and can be found as part of this gallery.
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:50 PM on August 25, 2006


I have a collection of original Helen Kane sheet music framed in my stairway. I'm glad she's not totally forgotten.
posted by acetonic at 9:05 PM on August 25, 2006


Except Betty Boop was jewish.
posted by ubiquity at 6:43 AM on August 26, 2006


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