Betty Boop's Influence On The World

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Betty Boop, a famous cartoon character, appeared first as a sexy cabaret singer in the Max Fleischer short “Dizzy Dishes” film on August 9, 1930. There, she was a dog and bimbo’s love interest. Later on, her looks evolved from a dog to a human in each film. She still is animation’s first and principal lady as well as, a fascinating international idol. Several famous female stars during the time, for example, Mae West, inspired her charming personality. Her influence and importance have become highly recognized in animation worldwide. Many of Betty’s films cleverly integrated animation and live people. She became an exceptional impact on her audiences and eventually became a star ahead of Bimbo. By 1932, she starred her Betty Boop series. Max…show more content…
In fact, the exposure that the shorts afforded black jazz performers helped them popularize the American art form that emerged throughout the 1930s. At that time, the innovative inclusion of black artists in the cartoons threatened the Ku Klux Klan studio. Further, her influence spread to her becoming an international star as she made her debut before Japanese audiences. These audiences applauded during the initial screenings of a short entitled "A Language All My Own,” -- 1935 short in which Betty flew to Tokyo and “booped” in Japanese. On added occasions, Jean-Paul Sartre reportedly searched the entire Paris for Betty’s films, and people also said that Gertrude Stein became a boop-o-phile…show more content…
Betty as an emancipated individual decided to demonstrate to her father “that a woman can do anything that a man can do” (Biography). In 1984, the heavy metal group, Van Halen referred to Betty as a sexual ideal in a song. At the same time, Betty’s image appeared in a montage of pleasing feminine icons in Voodoo Lounge tour, which the Rolling Stones initiated. Betty Boop became part of legendary glamorous female stars whom the designer Bob Mackie addressed in a clothing line. Major entertainment complexes like the Casino and Theme Park in Las Vegas, at Universal Studios in Orlando as well as, Hollywood among other places also experience betty's influence. Arts & Entertainment have experienced Betty Boop's influence as an important figure. Interestingly, in 1996, Betty Boop became the first cartoon star to get profiled for the cable network’s acclaimed series. Betty Boop’s image and name have also continued to turn up on favorite television shows through the years. Interestingly, Cab Calloway added Snow White, a Betty Boop short, to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 1996 - years before the Disney featured the same name

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