Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fleischer Newsreel





Here's a couple frame grabs of some tantalizing footage from the VHS 'Cartoon Madness' which has always intrigued me: newsreel footage of Max Fleischer, victorious from his legal battle with Helen Kane, demonstrating the uniqueness of Betty Boop's voice with help from Mae Questel and four other Betty voices. They sing 'Don't Take My Boop-Oop-a-Doop Away'. I'm guessing this is a staged set. Or is it? Can anybody out there tell me anything more about this footage?

1 comment:

Starlighthoneymoon said...

Well there is 2 clips somwhere of that Fleisher interview

One From the Vhs Cartoon madness, Which shows Helen kane walk, Then the fleishers have a victory song, With mae questel and the other boop oop a doopers, Little Ann little, Bonnie poe, margie hines, Kate wright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HTqMvXGOr8&feature=related




And another, where it shows the clip ina clear Version, But it shows at the end of the clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkzkOggVOkU