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    Betty Boop Standee (Early 1930s). Theater Standee (38.5" X 58").
    Animator Grim Natwick, while working for Max and Dave Fleischer in 1930, created a new character that would become one of the most popular in cinema history. Betty Boop took the screen by surreal storm with her "boop-oop-a-doop"'s. She was also the first animated flapper and sex symbol that caused quite a concern with the Hays Commission. By 1934, with the new Production Code, Betty's cleavage was removed, as was her garter, and the hem line of her form fitting dresses was lowered considerably. Found in the early 1990s in a theater basement, this standee had succumbed to warping, some chipping and loss of the wooden easel backing. Expert restoration was applied with paint within the image and a new wooden easel. These standees were advertised in the pressbook by Paramount Studios. There are small nicks in the lower corners, a few dings in the lower black, and slight cracking in the paint in the book. Very Good/Fine.


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