85 years ago today, on August 9, 1930, the world heard Betty Boop’s iconic voice for the very first time!
The film, Dizzy Dishes, was part of Fleischer Studios’ Talkartoon series and centered on the antics of a hapless and easily distracted nightclub waiter-turned-cook-turned- entertainer, played by Bimbo, who was the studio’s big star character at the time.
Although Betty played only a bit role, she quickly stole Bimbo's heart - and the nation's heart as well. It wasn't long before Betty was headlining her own series. Read more about Betty's meteoric rise to fame in Part Two of our August is Betty Boop Month series here.