Saturday, August 26, 2006
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Next we have Betty Boop in "Betty Boop's Big Boss," produced by Max Fleischer in 1933. According to Internet Archive reviewer Christine Hennig:
"It's the height of the Depression, so when Betty Boop sees a "Girl Wanted" sign, she comes on hard to the boss in order to get the job. After she gets hired, the boss comes on hard to her, but before you can say "sexual harassment," she's called out not only every cop in town, but the army and navy, too. This is a wonderfully weird and silly Betty, with anthropomorphic inanimate objects aplenty, and side jokes that you almost miss, such as the cops who are determined to arrest the boss for bad acting. Great fun."
Click the picture to view the cartoon, streaming in 256k MPEG4. For more formats an information, click here.
Read Ahad Ha'am's 1897 essay "Jewish State and Jewish Problem."