Thursday, April 9, 2015

Rare Treats: Betty Boop comes to life! (1931)

Ya know, with rumors circulating off and on about a live-action film based on Betty Boop, it allows us to turn back the clock, all the way back to the Golden Age, and the first instance of Betty in flesh & blood form, embodied by the actress most associated with her, Mae Questel.

Betty was modeled after another actress, Helen Kane, and covered "Don't Take My Boop-Boop-a-Doop Away" in one of her shorts. It's also covered here, in this rarely seen piece. Seems Betty has been brought before a judge (Rudy Vallee) on a charge of disturbing the peace.......

If anyone can tell me where the above clip comes from, I'd appreciate it.

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