Betty as sex symbol
- Betty Boop is known as the first and one of the most famous sex symbols on cartoons. She was a symbol of the Depression Era… and a reminder of the more carefree days ofJazzzzzz and the”Flappers”
- Betty Boop made her first appearance in *Drum-roll Please* August 9, 1930 in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes.
- Betty appeared in ten cartoons as a supporting character, a flapper girl with less BRAINS than her big heart.
- With cartoons she was called “Nancy Lee” and “Nan McGrew”
- She was drawn with a head bigger than normal for an adult but normal for a baby. This was to represent the combination of slight girlishness, but maturity many people saw in the “flapper” type which Betty Boop was supposed to represent.
- Betty’s “innocence” on screen was carefully looked after. Most times.
- TODAY: Very iconic image of women coming out with more RISQUE behavior