Seductive singer Helen Kane — the first sex bomb of the 20th century, became the hero of the cartoon
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No representative of showbiz in our days will not be able to win the hearts of fans without your own unique way. So it was 100 years ago — the originality and outrageousness was also appreciated on stage. American singer Helen Kane owes its popularity not so much the talent as the image of the "sexy Babes" and unusual baby voice. But despite millions of fans, today we would hardly remember the pop diva if her recognizable image is not used shamelessly by the filmmakers.
Singer and actress Helen Kane (real name Helen Clare Schroeder), with its overt sexuality and childlike, was in the 30-ies of the last century the dream of many men. It was she who first sang the song "I Wanna Be Loved bu You", which is a quarter of a century later glorified Marilyn Monroe.
After the release of this immortal hit Kane earned the nickname "Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl" because of the special jazz style scat, that is improvisation, which mixed singing and speaking. In clothing diva preferred the open sexiness — plunging necklines, short dresses and, of course, stockings.
Trendy, the image of Helen Kane copied women in the United States and Europe, but not past him, and filmmakers. American animator and Director Max Fleischer created the cartoon character Betty Boop (Betty Boop), in which only the blind would not know the way hot beauty Kane.
Stockings-mesh Breasts are "bulging", disheveled short hair, a thin voice and special manner of singing did not leave any doubts that sexy animated Betty Boop — a copy of the beautiful Helen Kane. In the early 30's in the press it was fashionable to compare Helen and Betty, posting the collages.
As we have seen, are the same, even facial expressions and gestures of the singer and a cartoon character.
Such treacherous theft of the image was not supposed to get away with Hollywood figures and Kane sued the company Paramount claim to the court demanding to ban to exploit her image, but also to oblige the copyright infringers to pay the huge sum of 250 thousand dollars.
Litigation between the lawyers of the singer and the Studio lasted more than two years with varying success. In the end, the plaintiff lost the case, despite the obvious violation of their rights. But Helen Kane though, and have not received the money still remained in the black.
Let the court and found no similarities between the singer and the heroine of the cartoons, sexy drawn Betty Boop, the audience has consistently been associated with pop stars. Therefore we remember about Helen today, although the days of its glory are long gone, and she died in 1966.
Helen Kane was the first but not the only sex bomb of the last century, which was immortalized in his works animators. Model Vicki Dugan, nicknamed "the Back", became the prototype of Jessica rabbit in the animated film "Who framed Roger rabbit". By the way, Betty Boop also appears in one of the episodes of this picture.