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  1. The Real Life Betty Boop Who Sued the Cartoonist That Made Her Famous By Afarin Majidi - May 14, 2019 Bronx-born Helen Clare Schroeder (the real life Betty Boop) probably never imagined how famous her face, singing style and coquettish persona would later become when she was a little girl. She was the youngest of three children. Her father, a German immigrant, was often out of work. Her Irish immigrant mother worked in a laundry. Despite her humble origins, Helen had a passion for the theater. It cost Helen’s mother $3, a fortune, to buy her her first stage costume. By age 15, she was performing professionally, touring the Orpheum Circuit, with the Marx Brothers in On the Balcony. In the early 1920’s, Helen Schroeder became Helen Kane, a vaudeville singer and dancer with a theater engagement called the “All Jazz Revue.” She played the New York Palace in 1921 and soon her Broadway career was launched with the Stars of the Future (1922–24, and a brief revival in early 1927). She also sang onstage with a trio, the Hamilton Sisters and Fordyce, later known as The Three X Sisters. Kane’s career break came in 1927, when she appeared in a musical called A Night in Spain, which ran from May 3, 1927, through Nov 12, 1927, for a total of 174 performances. She was discovered by Paul Ash, a band conductor, who set up Helen for her first performance at the Paramount Theater in Times Square. Here, she sang “That’s My Weakness Now” and added in her now-famous scat lyrics “boop-boop-a-doop.” The flapper culture immediately fell in love with Helen, and four days later, her name went up in lights. Oscar Hammerstein’s 1928 show Good Boy was when Helen was first introduced the hit ”I Wanna Be Loved by You,” which also became the signature song for Bettie Boop. She then recorded 22 songs between 1928 and 1930. From 1930 to 1951, she recorded four singles for Columbia Records, including the “Three Little Words” soundtrack single recording of “I Wanna Be Loved by You.” She also recorded four songs for an Ep entitled “The Boop Boop a Doop Girl.” So how did this all lead to the creation of Betty Boop? In 1930, Fleischer Studios introduced a puppy-caricature of Helen Kane, with droopy ears and that high, piercing singing voice in the Talkartoons cartoon Dizzy Dishes. This character was later called “Betty Boop” and quickly became popular as the star of her own cartoons. In 1932, Betty Boop was changed into a human, the long dog ears were replaced with hoop earrings. That same year, Helen filed a $250,000 suit against Paramount, charging unfair competition and wrongful appropriation in the cartoons. The trial opened that year with Helen Kane and Betty Boop films being viewed only by one judge and no jury. The case dragged on for more than two years before the judge ruled against Helen, claiming her testimony did not prove that her singing style was unique. The real life Betty Boop lost that lawsuit and has been immortalized ever since.
  2. pokerplayer

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    I'm hungry. I need a " samich " lol pp
  3. except this little nugget............ After shooting down an American F-117 stealth attack aircraft in 1999, Serbian propaganda posters read "Sorry, we didn't know it was invisible." pp
  4. pokerplayer

    Go Iraq

    I think its a great article to navira, but the date on it saying the 23rd May has me puzzled ? Any ideas anyone ? pp
  5. pokerplayer

    Go Iraq

    Posted to soon maybe ? The 23rd is next Thursday ? pp Agenda of the session No. (22) Thursday, May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019 For the fourth parliamentary session Legislative Year First Second legislative term (Reading verses from the Holy Quran ) Firstly: Vote on the Financial Management Bill. (Finance Committee). (53 articles). Second: The vote on the first amendment bill to the law of civil printing presses No. (5) for the year 1999. (Committee on Culture, Information, Tourism and Antiquities, Security and Defense Committee). (Article 6). Third: Continuing discussion on the issue of housing crisis. (The Monitoring Committee for the Implementation of the Government Program and Strategic Planning). Fourth: Report and discussion of the proposed law of the first amendment to the law of elections of provincial councils and districts No. (12) for the year 2018. (Committee of Regions and governorates not organized in the territory, the Legal Committee). (4 article). The session begins at 1pm. http://ar.parliament.iq/2019/05/23/جدول-اعمال-الجلسة-رقم-22-الخميس-23-ايار-2019/
  6. The death scene with the little boy is plain awesome !! I'd say he's a future Ocar winner in the making !! pp
  7. A neg ? Really ? In the silly thread ? I think who ever you are should take a step back for awhile. This of all threads should never see a neg., besides you will only lose as I will give a positve for every red ruby you tag. Just saying, pp Sorry Mark, I see you had already addressed this issue before I posted, but I do concur, pp
  8. That was funny !! Thought he looked like someone I should know, but you......... NAILED IT !! pp
  9. Works for me as well jeep !! 50 is better than zero... LOL as hubby is fond of saying. pp
  10. pokerplayer

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    Covered ya for that navira, your good now. pp
  11. pokerplayer

    Go Iraq

    Unless there is a new and exciting menu in the cafateria, well then they would just have to postpone it for a week or 2... LOL pp
  12. pokerplayer

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    Got that covered for you navira. Cheers, pp
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