PBS corrects misinformation on its site that wrongly credited jazz performer Baby Esther as the inspiration for Betty Boop
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.
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!
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It’s been an incredibly exciting time here in New York. After stepping out on the red carpet at the Red Dress Awards last week to help my wonderful friends at Woman’s Day with their heart health initiative, I had the world of fashion and style on RED alert this week!
Thanks to phenomenal partnerships worked out by my family at King Features and Fleischer Studios, my new best friend, global fashion designer Zac Posen, revealed his designs – inspired by moi – for TWO gorgeous dresses for his new collection.
He created them in the custom red color developed by Pantone, especially for me. (You know, they’re the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. The real deal!) The first look ran in an exclusive article in USA Today last Friday. And then, the big reveal for the fashion world came when the March issue of Marie Claire hit the newsstands on Valentine’s Day. Things really took off after that!
I have to tell you, supermodel Crystal Renn looked absolutely stunning as she channeled me in that absolutely exquisite, sophisticated gown! And, of course, modeling the fun and flirty short dress, she shows how any woman wearing it will feel like an alluring femme fatale.
Beautiful photography by Ruven Afanador for the Marie Claire article! Wow. So cool that both dresses are available in the ZAC Zac Posen collection on zacposen.com.
And that’s not all. The great team at M·A·C Cosmetics – one of the industry’s most influential companies – just LOVED the idea of the Betty Boop Red. So they launched their red lipstick inspired by my little pout on Valentine’s Day, too. How cool is that?
Oh, and P.S., did I tell you what other fun thing Zac and I collaborated on? We’re co-stars in brand-new cartoon for the digital age called “Betty Goes A-Posen.” It was created to support the campaign my family mounted to get the word out about all this creativity. It got tons of media attention.
Best of all, it’s a really cool story! Check it out:
Hope you enjoy. Boop-Oop-a-Doop!
My family at King Features and Fleischer Studios have been working with me on a project that is very dear to my heart and I wanted to share it with all my wonderful fans.
Some months back, Woman’s Day asked me to join their campaign to create awareness about heart disease — the biggest killer of women. For more than a decade, the magazine has been one of the most prominent leaders in promoting a heart healthy lifestyle.
I kept thinking, what can I do? I’m only one li’l person! Then it hit me! In my dreams, I’ve always wanted to fly. To soar. You know, like an eagle. Or a plane. Or a superhero. So I asked my family at King Features and they created a three-page custom comic strip adventure exclusively for the Woman’s Day campaign starring … MOI … as the Heroine of Hearts! Don’t I look marvelous?!?
That’s right! You know, I’ve starred in comic strips before during my career, but never in anything quite like this. This comic strip is oh-so-fun and cool and yet it speaks about a very serious health issue for women. In it, I’m battling the evil villain Dark Heart … and helping … well, I don’t want to spoil it. You’ll just have to check it out yourself. It’s in the March issue of Woman’s Day on newsstands now. Pick up a copy today or, if you want to read it online, click here.
Oh, another cool thing? The wonderful team at Woman’s Day invited me to walk the red carpet tonight at their big event – the 2017 Red Dress Awards, honoring those who outstanding people who have made significant contributions in the fight against heart disease. Stay “tooned” for updates at WomansDay.com, including news about the star-studded event!
Finally, to celebrate this amazing partnership, King Features and Woman’s Day will make donations to several women’s heart health organizations.
So, my friends, keep your heart booping along by living a healthy lifestyle. You’ll discover there are lots of vital tips in the March Woman’s Day! Boop-Oop-a-Doop!
Betty Boop #1, the first in Dynamite Entertainment’s all-new comic book series, is out today for the opening of New York Comic Con and it’s getting rave reviews from the comics community. Award-winning writer Roger Langridge (The Muppets) and artist Gisèle Lagacé (Archie) bring Betty, her pals. Koko the Clown and Bimbo, and her irrepressible Grampy to print for the first time in 30 years.
Betty Boop #1 features four traditional comic covers — from an all-star cast of creative admirers, including the legendary Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Roger Langridge (doing double-duty as writer and illustrator), series interior artist Gisèle Lagacé — and a special Max Fleischer character sheet. Special edition variants will include a “Coloring Book Cover” by J. Bone (Super Friends), printed on thick paper so fans of all ages can embellish her appearance; a Blank Authentix Edition that fans and comic professionals can illustrate; and a rare Howard Chaykin “Black & White” incentive edition available to qualifying retailers.
In addition to local comic book retailers, fans may purchase copies of Betty Boop #1 through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, Dark Horse Digital and, of course, Dynamite Digital.
In celebration of World Emoji Day on July 17th and the brand’s global #PepsiMoji campaign, Pepsi® opened a limited-engagement interactive exhibit that follows how love has been communicated through the ages.
Love: From Cave to Keyboard, imagined by Pepsi, explores the evolution of communication through the emotional lens of love – from primitive etchings on earthen walls to illustrative hieroglyphics; icons drawn by hand to icons on the screen; from <3 to today’s evocative global language.
Betty Boop (#booplove) is getting a modern makeover for today’s generation, complete with her very own PepsiMoji design and layered augmented reality bringing her to life.
Learn more about the exhibit and the PepsiMoji campaign here:
Dark Hall Mansion, under license from King Features Syndicate and Fleischer Studios, will release two striking limited-edition prints starring one of the most beloved of American cartoon charmers, Moi!
Extraordinarily gifted artist Naja Conrad-Hansen has signed on as commissioned artist for DHM’s officially licensed limited-edition print release this Friday, February 5. The first print gives collectors a special treat that has me, my friend Bimbo, and my little puppy Pudgy all dolled up for Valentine’s Day; the second, a very limited edition, is pure ’70s, high fashion and all Betty attitude!
All editions are strictly limited, measure 18″ x 24,” are giclee printed and hand numbered. My prints go on sale at 9:30 PST/12:30 P.M. EST this Friday, February 5, in DHM’s online store here:
All details available on DHM’s Facebook page:
Click here to read all about it on the DHM Blog.
I’m very excited!
Did you know that the Washington Post‘s book reviewer Michael Dirda picked only 12 books beyond the bestsellers for gifts this holiday season? And guess whose book was included???
That’s right! MY book! The Definitive Betty Boop: The Classic Comic Strip Collection. Published by Titan Comics.
Check it out here: http://wapo.st/1mawo1Y
Since making her debut in the Fleischer Studios 1930 animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes, Betty Boop has gone on to become one of the most instantly recognizable global icons of the 21st century.
“The Definitive Betty Boop: The Classic Comic Strip Collection” is the most complete ever assembled, collects together, for the first time ever, more than 125 full-color Sunday newspaper strips and over 160 black and white daily comic strips, some of which have not been reprinted since the 1930s. This collection is a loving tribute to the one, the only, Betty Boop.
According to Titan Books editor, David Leach, this is the most complete collection of Betty Boop newspaper comic strips, illustrations and promotional imagery that’s never been collected before. Wherever possible the original newspaper strips were scanned and when that wasn’t possible, the best existing material was scanned and then lovingly restored.
The end result is the largest collection of Betty Boop comic strips ever collected in one album. It’s enough to make you go, ‘Boop-Boop-A-Doop!’
Fans may purchase a copy of “The Definitive Betty Boop: The Classic Comic Strip Collection” at Amazon.com.