Betty Boop (cartoons)

     (theatrical cartoons since 1930;
      several Syndication packages sold through the 1950s)

     [although this animated cartoon flapper-girl voiced by actress
      Mae Questal was featured in theatrical cartoons produced by 
      Max Fleischer, packages of her cartoons aired on many varied 
      television cartoon shows for decades; 

      after Mae Questal died, the voice of Betty Boop was supplied
      by several other actresses including Ann Rothschild, Margie
      Heinz, Kate Wright and Bonnie Poe;

      in the earliest Betty Boop cartoons, she was drawn as a cartoon
      cat with big eyes; the eyes and flirtatious eyelashes remained
      along with her Mae West manner and oddly wide head, as she was 
      drawn in her later human form;

      Several packages of cartoons were syndicated to TV 
      by National Telefilm Associates in the late 1950s;
      the packages included four cartoons per half-hour "show"
      which was called "The Betty Boop Show", but some stations
      merely used the cartoons as needed in other cartoon shows]

Theme 1: "Betty Boop (Sig)"

    [aka: "Betty Boop Signature";

     Steiner's Signature was used in the original 1930 theatrical
     series of cartoons, also heard when they were aired on TV]

     Composer: Max Steiner (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 1978
                      ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001
                      ASCAP ACE database]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:


Theme 2: "Betty Boop"

    [this THEME was a vocal song which also was published in 
     sheet music form to promote the cartoon]

     Composers: music by Edward ("Eddie") Heyman (ASCAP), and
                lyric by John Waldo ("Johnny") Green (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: 1932 (on sheet music)
     Renewal   Date: 1959 (on sheet music)


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