In 1933 when Helen Kane had overheard that the Fleischer Studios were going to do a comic strip about Betty and were currently making negotiations, Helen contacted King Features beforehand and proposed a comic portraying her as the "Original Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl".In the comic strip Helen Kane looked exactly like Betty Boop. The comic ran in Hearst papers from 1934 around the same time as Betty's comic was launched and followed Helen Kane trying to distinguish herself from Betty Boop.  In one of her comics, Helen states that she is not an "Imitator" and is the "original".  The comic was drawn by an artist by Ving Fuller Fuller did the first few pages in the run (verified until August 26 - Andy Madura writes that his copy of Sept 23 is not by Fuller). Writing is attributed to Helen Kane but very likely Fuller wrote as well as drew the comic.


  • Helen Kane looks exactly like Betty Boop.
  • In one of Helen Kane's comic strips she states that she is the original Boop-Boop-a-Doop girl and not a "impersonator" preferably Mae Questel, Margie Hines and Bonnie Poe and referring to the character Betty Boop.


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