The Less-Than-Sexy History of Betty Boop

Betty Boop was featured in 90 animated movies throughout the 1930s, and merchandisers have made sure we haven't forgotten about her since. But where did she come from? And what's with the "boop-oop-a-doop"?

Read about Betty Boop's unexpected origins below.

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The Less-Than-Sexy History of Betty Boop

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The Less-Than-Sexy History of Betty BoopSource: Fleischer Studios

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The Less-Than-Sexy History of Betty BoopSource: Fleischer Studios

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The Less-Than-Sexy History of Betty BoopSource: Fleischer Studios

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The Less-Than-Sexy History of Betty BoopSource: Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies

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The Less-Than-Sexy History of Betty BoopSource: Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies