Ready for some holiday fun? Betty Boop’s Holiday Gift Guide is here! Here are a few of Betty’s must-have gifts for fans this season! Of course, there are tons of other gifts of all kinds to be found in Betty’s official online store. Be sure to check out the holiday specials and free gifts with purchase. Happy holidays everyone!
As we continue our look at the wonderful holiday collectibles, I’d like to point out some ephemera. The earliest appearance of Betty Boop in the holiday spirit is on the cover of the January 1935 Fleischer’s Animated News. FAN was the in-house newsletter of the studio and it is very difficult to find original copies, although some reproductions are available. Most originals are well in excess of $1,000 for each issue. Continue reading →
Here we are in December, and the holiday season is upon us! And through the years, Betty Boop has certainly enjoyed taking part in Christmas. Personally, I find this very interesting, as Betty takes on the role of Santa Claus in some cases, and to the best of my knowledge, would be the first female to appear as the Jolly Old Saint Nick! Betty was always a trendsetter, far ahead of her time, and I certainly appreciate and celebrate the Fleischers’ efforts at bringing gender equality into the mainstream.
One of the first appearances by Betty as a Christmas item is in the Cartoon Comics Christmas Tree Lights. Continue reading →