Betty Boop made her first appearance on August 9, 1930in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes, in witch she looks more like a french poodle than with a human. Any Rags (1932) is the first cartoon where she looks completly human. The character was modeled after a combination of Helen Kane, the famous popular singer of the 1920s and Clara Bow, who was a popular actress in the 1920s who had not managed to survive the transition to sound because of her strong
Betty Boop is known as the first and one of the most famous sex symbols on the animated screen; she was a symbol of the Depression era, a reminder of the more carefree days of Jazz Age flappers. Her popularity was drawn largely from adult audiences, and the cartoons, while seemingly surrealistic, contained many sexual/psychological elements, particularly in the "Talkartoon",Minnie the Moocher, featuringCab Calloway and his orchestra.
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