MAX and Me


by Ginny Mahoney
Granddaughter of Betty Boop’s creator, Max Fleischer


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Max and me in Miami, Florida
Circa 1940. Collection: V. Mahoney

As a child, I – like all of Max’s children and grandchildren – knew him as ‘PopMax.’ My brothers and I had no idea he was world-famous for the characters he created and so wonderfully brought to the screen. To us, Koko the Clown and our beloved Betty Boop were so much a part of our lives that they seemed like members of the family! Continue reading


Betty Boop’s Easter Bonnet

betty_in_easter_bonnetIt’s that time of year in the cycle of seasons when budding trees and flowers signal the arrival of spring. The customs and traditions of Easter symbolize the new life that emerges following winter.

“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.”

Irving Berlin wrote it. Greats have sung the “Easter Parade” song – Judy Garland & Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby.  The ever-fashionable Betty Boop sports an outfit here that says spring has sprung and Easter fashion traditions are still vibrant today. Continue reading

Exclusively for Fan Club Members!

Betty Exclusives_croppedDid you know there is already a gallery of items selected as a “first look” for OR created exclusively for Official Betty Boop Fan Club members?

What’s more, every time you visit the Official Betty Boop Store via the Fan Club portal, you get a 10% discount.

So join the Club — and the best fans in the world — to check out the new Fan Club Exclusive for this month!
Click here to sign up!