" Boop-Boop-a-Doop" has been an American icon since the early 1900's believe it or not! Which is why we wanted to combine the two with Betty Boops Salutes America! History Lesson for today: Betty Boop was first created as a dog character and appeared as the girl friend of another dog named Bimbo. Betty's figure was modeled after Mae West's and her singing style taken from Helen Kane the "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" Girl. Betty Boop made her debut as a sexy canine cabaret singer. In 1931 Betty's friends Koko the Clown and Pudgy, Bimbo's replacement, were introduced. Betty Boop evolved into her own with "Betty Co-Ed" when she shed her dog identity and the long ears became earrings. Betty Boop's beginings were quite risque and ahead of her time as gusts of wind raised her skirt long before Marilyn Monroe. By 1932 Betty was considered to be the first andonly female animated screen star who could do it all - Drama, Musicals and Comedy. Betty Boop had a flare all her own, she could be daring and assertive while keeping an air of innocence.
With Betty Boop's background and not to mention the pin-ups on World War II planes, Is it any wonder that the two can work together simultanteously? With our history lesson in tow, it is now time to pay tribute to America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!!!
We have a wonderful tribute line-up for you today with imaginative crafters to pay homage to America with Betty Boop's assistance saluting on America's birthday, July 4th!
This hop begins with Lynne at Her Craftiness (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/). You should have arrived from <insert previous blog here>, if not please start at the beginning of our hop!!!
We have some wonderful blog candy today for you - patriotic buttons, 2 yards patriotic ribbon, a Betty Boop notebook and notecards! All you need to do is to comment at each stop along the way making sure you leave a way to contact you!!!
I colored the images with Copics. Colors used are E000, S00, E01, E02-skin, ( R29, R35, R59reds, B01, B05, B28-blues-flag, USA,shoes and dog's color), E13, E15, E17-dog and flag pole, Y17, Y21, YR23-rope on flag pole, C1, C3, C5, C7, C!0-gray for the monument. Gold Metallic Gelly Roll pen was used between the USA letters.
The papers are by white-Georgia Pacific, stripe and star stripe and gray - DCWV, blue, dark green and green- Recollections, clouds- Philadelphia Group.