The Ominous Octopus

Friday, February 6, 2015

Helen Kane Comic

Real-life singer Helen Kane had her own comic strip, which ran in the papers at the same time as the rival Betty Boop comic strip.

Helen Kane sued over Betty Boop, but failed to accomplish anything because of testimony that Helen Kane's act had been taken from Baby Esther and that her look was modeled after Clara Bow. But because of the controversy we see references to "imitators" here in this strip.

Helen Kane:


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