Betty Boop was the cartoon sex icon of the 1920s, 1930s, and beyond. Her coquettish stare, her large, pouty eyes, and her adorable songs won the hearts of millions across the nation. What most people don’t realize is that cartoon animator Max Fleischer didn’t get his idea for the cartoon starlet from thin air. The fact is that Betty Boop was based on a real person - and that her story is absolutely fascinating. Here’s the story of the flapper behind the cartoon icon, and why she was such a scandalous lady back in the day.
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