PBS corrects misinformation on its that site wrongly credited jazz performer Baby Esther as the inspiration for Betty Boop
The people at PBS took this story seriously and we couldn't be more grateful. We know that this story touches on subjects that feel particularly thorny right now and we hope that this course correction will move us toward a fuller and more nuanced understanding of this pivotal period in our country's history; one that continues to resonate and influence us to this day.
You can read whole story, appropriately titled "Betty Oops," here: https://www.pbs.org/publiceditor/blogs/pbs-public-editor/betty-oops/
We know that there is conflicting information out there right now, so we have made every effort to share documents and accurate information that will clarify and focus the discussion of Betty’s creation, history and legacy. Betty is and always has been a character whose commitment to love and kindness, independence, mutual respect and universal acceptance embodies the best in all of us. She’s a champion of empowerment and an ambassador of goodwill and joy. It’s in this spirit that we share this bit of her fascinating history. We hope you’ll read it, share it, and enjoy it. This article marks the beginning of an important discussion, and we welcome your thoughts, feedback and questions. Read the article on the Fleischer Studios Page HERE.
Celebrate Pride 2021 with New Limited Edition Betty Boop x Fred Segal T-Shirt with Profits to Benefit GLAAD
Mark Fleischer, Chairman and CEO of Fleischer Studios said, “Our team at Fleischer Studios is delighted and moved that Betty Boop will be a part of this meaningful celebration. Betty’s universal messages of self-awareness, kindness, acceptance, love, and courage are as important as ever. We think that this tee’s ‘Proud to be me’ message will be inspirational to many.”
In partnership with GLAAD, actress, singer, songwriter, TV personality and RuPaul's Drag Race star, Peppermint, will be joining a livestream on talkshoplive to bring continued awareness to LGBTQ+ rights. Viewers will have the opportunity to shop the Betty Boop T-shirt during the livestream, as well as an opportunity to donate to GLAAD at checkout. The livestream will be hosted on June 16 at 7 p.m. ET on talkshop.live/search/glaad.
Dashi® x BettyBoop is a brand new and exclusive collaboration that brings you the youthful, ambitious, daring and confident personality of Betty Boop to the life of your pet.
Exciting news for Betty Boop fans! The brand new book Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life: Fun, Fierce, Fabulous Advice Inspired by the Animated Icon (Skyhorse Publishing) has hit bookstores!
And, you’ll definitely want to to order early, because the first printing of the book is a special collector’s edition to celebrate Betty’s 90th anniversary in 2020! It’s available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and wherever books are sold.
Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life is a delightfully different and inspiring book featuring a refreshing blend of empowering life advice, timeless tips, fascinating history, humorous anecdotes, and scientific studies. All are punctuated by Betty’s own relatable experiences pulled directly from her treasured cartoons and her fabulous history, and all pay tribute to the modern woman of today. In this engaging and empowering book, readers will learn how to create the beautiful, bold and balanced life they desire and deserve—all while being joyfully entertained!
Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life is written by well-known authors and empowerment advocates Susan Wilking Horan and Kristi Ling Spencer, and features a foreword by celebrated fashion designer Zac Posen, a life-long fan of Betty Boop who recently designed a duo of dresses inspired by Betty. In addition to their work as leaders in the wellness and inspirational communities, both authors have worked with Betty’s owners Fleischer Studios for many years in developing brand awareness and promoting worldwide outreach for the character.
Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life is a must-have for Betty’s followers, collectors, and animation buffs! It’s also the perfect uplifting gift to be shared among girlfriends, Galentine’s, moms, daughters, grads, holiday gift-givers and the legions of Betty’s devoted fans everywhere. You can order your copies at the links below. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!
Find it on:
Barnes & Noble
Fall’s here! That means time for fall colors, cooler weather, and… pumpkin spice! We can’t think of a better way to enjoy a pumpkin spice latte or iced cinnamon tea than in this adorable Betty Boop tumbler!
You can find it Amazon right here, and while you’re there, be sure to check out the giant selection of Betty Boop goodies – from cozy sweatshirt to graphic tees – even Halloween costumes so you can show off your inner-Betty!
Enjoy a fun season!
Wishing you all a wonderful summer and lots of fun showing off your Betty style! And, be sure to show us your #BettyBoopStyle on Instagram for a chance to be featured on Betty’s official Instagram feed!
Plus-sized fashionistas can now show their Boop style with the Betty Boop™ x Project Runway™ All Stars collection, available starting today exclusively at Torrid stores nationwide and online at Torrid.com.
Betty joined host Alyssa Milano and special guest Rebecca Minkoff on the February 8th broadcast of “Project Runway All Stars” on Lifetime, where she challenged the contestants to create a chic Hollywood look inspired by Betty herself for the opportunity to have their design sold at leading plus-size retailer, Torrid.
The winning look from designer Joshua McKinley was the inspiration for the full line. The playful, yet trendy, five-piece collection includes an “I Love Betty Tee”, a “Betty Boop Cold Shoulder Tee,” a “Betty Boop Cardigan”, a “Betty Boop Kisses Midi Skirt” and a “Betty Boop Retro Dress.” Styles retail between $38.00 – $75.00.
See the full Betty Boop™ x Project Runway™ All Star collection here, and check out a few of the styles below. Boop-Oop-A-Doop!