Monday, November 23, 2009

Betty Boop as Carmen Miranda - it just can't get any better than that!

This week in our San Diegan Collectibles store, we are happy to offer one of the prettiest and most colorful Betty Boop Cookie Jars available! We should really say "scarcely available", as this is a very difficult collectible to find.

Here is some great Betty Boop trivia:

1. Betty made her debut way back in 1930. She appeared as a singing dog (!) in a classic Max Fleischer short called "Dizzy Dishes". Soon thereafter, she lost her ears, gained earrings, and became one of the most recognizable screen figures in the world!

2. Her famous figure was drawn to resemble Mae West. No surprise there!

3. Betty Boop retired from her film career in 1939. Since then, she has appeared in every single form imaginable - in dolls, cookie jars, comic strips, paintings, jewelry, name it. Through the years, she has managed to maintain her youthful appearance. When asked to divulge the secret of her ever-lasting beauty, she simply smiles and answers, "Boop Boop a Doop".

4. She's not bad - she's just drawn that way. Okay, I couldn't resist that one.

Betty Boop has remained one of our most enduring and endearing stars through the years. Each new generation discovers her with delight. I think she is especially appealing in her Carmen Miranda garb. Two female icons with signature styles combined into one beautiful cookie jar - it just can't get any better than that!

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