Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Betty Boop Salutes America
" Boop-Boop-a-Doop" has been an American icon since the early 1900's believe it or not! Which is why we wanted to combine the two with Betty Boops Salutes America! History Lesson for today: Betty Boop was first created as a dog character and appeared as the girl friend of another dog named Bimbo. Betty's figure was modeled after Mae West's and her singing style taken from Helen Kane the "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" Girl. Betty Boop made her debut as a sexy canine cabaret singer. In 1931 Betty's friends Koko the Clown and Pudgy, Bimbo's replacement, were introduced. Betty Boop evolved into her own with "Betty Co-Ed" when she shed her dog identity and the long ears became earrings. Betty Boop's beginnings were quite risqué and ahead of her time as gusts of wind raised her skirt long before Marilyn Monroe. By 1932 Betty was considered to be the first and only female animated screen star who could do it all - Drama, Musicals and Comedy. Betty Boop had a flare all her own, she could be daring and assertive while keeping an air of innocence.
With Betty Boop's background and not to mention the pin-ups on World War II planes, Is it any wonder that the two can work together simultaneously? With our history lesson in tow, it is now time to pay tribute to America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!!!
We have a wonderful tribute line-up for you today with imaginative crafters to pay homage to America with Betty Boop's assistance saluting on America's birthday, July 4th!
Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
This hop begins with Lynne at Her Craftiness which is where you are now and for that I thank you whether it was because you just stopped to visit me or you came for the hop!
We have some wonderful blog candy today for you - patriotic buttons, 2 yards patriotic ribbon, a Betty Boop notebook and notecards! All you need to do is to comment at each stop along the way making sure you leave a way to contact you!!!
My project for today of course is a Betty Boop with a top hat saying “hats off America”. My Betty Boop paper piecing is from Mardenz file cut at 7-inches tall and is on a 5.5 x 7 – inch card with a blue Recollections background. I added my 4th of July stamp which was a dollar find at JoAnn Fabrics with 3 red pearls on the bottom left corner and white stars on her hat band!!! Hats Off America and Happy Birthday!
Thanks for stopping by and saluting America today!!! Don't forget to leave a comment each stop along the way!!! Your next stop to salute America is my dear talented friend Kimberly! "Boop Boop a Boop"
God Bless America and thank you for stopping by
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