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