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.
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!
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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!
Moschino has launched its first Limited Edition collection created to celebrate the 2018 Chinese New Year. Jeremy Scott, creative Director of the brand, joins in the celebrations of one of the most important traditional festivities in China, creating a collection inspired by Betty Boop’s dear friend and iconic cartoon pup, Pudgy.
February 16 kicks off the Year of the Dog, the eleventh star of the Chinese horoscope. Those who are borne in the Year of the Dog have a sunny disposition, are intelligent, honest and known to be loyal, characteristics that Pudgy embodies perfectly, plus a pinch of irony which is the mark of Moschino’s creations.
The ready-to-wear collection and accessories includes 7 items (sweater, T-shirt, dress, backpack, key ring, scarf, iPhone case), all in Betty’s signature color red, traditionally considered a goodwill color.
The Limited Edition 2018 Chinese New Year collection will be available online at moschino.com, at the main Moschino boutiques in Milan, Rome, London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, through the Moschino franchises’ network and the most prestigious multi-brand stores in the world.
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!
If you enjoy eating really good food surrounded by a fun décor and you live in – or are planning to visit – Tokyo, you have to check out the first Official Betty Boop Diner in all of Japan!
Ooohhh, I’m so excited! There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes to bring it all to fruition, but kudos to everyone who has worked so hard. It was a wonderful opening and the place looks great!
It really is cool. It’s reminiscent of a 1950s U.S. West Coast eating establishment with an atmosphere that makes my guests feel as if they are stepping into a scene from a movie. And you know how I LOVE the movies. It’s just fun, fun, fun!
Here are some photos I thought you’d enjoy.