don’t forget that Betty Boop was a major influence in Osamu Tezuka’s work. Tezuka is considered one of the fathers of modern anime with the “big doe eyes” style so to some extent all anime girls nowadays owe part of their legacy to this lady!
This was not her???
She was a darker skinned Black woman, who is this???
This picture pops up for her as well.
The photo directly above is Baby Esther. The darker skinned woman you’re referring to would be Little Esther, an R&B singer from the 50s. And Helen Kane (the Betty Boop imitation at the top) is a thief. (Hopefully this tumblr entry will clear up some confusion.)
The mystery is solved y’all. So many twists and turns though, thanks Queen Esther for breaking it down.
Anonymous asked: Do you have the picture of Bey when she's little and she has on a school uniform in a class pic and she just looks like she's planning world domination? Or could you maybe tag someone you thing would? Thank you 😊
The year book one? Ugh, no :( Check life-anuka!