Max Fleischer

Betty Boop’s Famous…. Garter

MAX and Me by Ginny Mahoney Granddaughter of Betty Boop’s creator, Max Fleischer Betty came to life in 1930 when women, having won the right to vote just a decade earlier, were finally liberating themselves from tight, uncomfortable undergarments like girdles with attached metal clasps that held their stockings up.  For the modern, more liberated […]

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Happy Birthday, Betty Boop!

Hey, there, Boopsters! Did you know? According to the 1998 edition of Guiness Book of World Records, “Happy Birthday to You” – or more simply, “Happy Birthday” – is the most frequently sung song in the English language. That’s right. The lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages and the song is sung […]

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Happy Birthday, Max!

MAX and Me by Ginny Mahoney Granddaughter of Betty Boop’s creator, Max Fleischer Since tomorrow — July 19th — is Max’s birthday, I thought I’d celebrate by sharing some fun facts about the man himself. Max was born in 1883, the second eldest of Wilhelm and Amelia Fleischer’s six children. From a very early age, […]

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Let’s Draw Betty!

MAX and Me by Ginny Mahoney Granddaughter of Betty Boop’s creator, Max Fleischer With a little practice you, too, can draw Betty … Max Fleischer was a great artist — but he wasn’t born that way.  From the time he was a boy, he loved to draw, but he had no formal art instruction as […]

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