For a Kinder, Gentler Society
The Voice of Betty Boop, Mae Questel
  • James D. Taylor, Jr.
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The Voice of Betty Boop, Mae Questel.
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Betty Boop is an iconic figure that will endure through the decades. Recognized from classic cartoons, she can be found lending her appeal to almost everything from automotive and motorcycle merchandise to household items and clothing. Just about anything you can think of, her sexy little figure can be seen on it. But few people know the voice that helped make her into the icon she is. Mae Questel was an American actress and vocal artist who put the "boop" in the "boop boop da doop." It was because of Mae Questel that Betty Boop has a characteristic voice heard and remembered by millions.

About the Author

An Associate Fellow with the Royal Historical Society, James D. Taylor Jr. is an independent scholar who has published a series of books with Algora pulling together all the available documentary evidence relating to key figures from English history. Painstakingly piecing together a wealth of details that were hidden away in archival records, old correspondence and other documents, he brings back in vivid color outstanding individuals whose flamboyance, character and stalwart dedication to their causes enabled them to shape the events of their times.

He has also published two books profiling actresses involved in creating beloved characters like Betty Boop who have been entertaining America since the 1930s.

About the Book
Historian James D. Taylor provides a look into the life of a wonderful woman and the contributions she made to American pop culture. She was dedicated to her work and remained active until the last ten years of her long life. Individuals such as...
Historian James D. Taylor provides a look into the life of a wonderful woman and the contributions she made to American pop culture. She was dedicated to her work and remained active until the last ten years of her long life. Individuals such as Woody Allen, Lou Hirsch, Doris Roberts and Bob Newhart shared their accounts of Mae Questel with the author, and he listened to hundreds of hours of old audio recordings and viewed many hours of film to accumulate material for this biography. With every hour, he says, his respect grew for this admirable and talented woman who entertained millions of people. In addition to Betty Boop, Mae Questel provided the memorable voices that made Olive Oyl, Little Lulu and many other characters into favorites with audiences young and old.
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Pages 164
Year: 2016
BISAC: BIO005000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
BISAC: BIO022000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
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