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Helen Kane Claims She Originated The Juvenile Vamp Persona[1]


Miss Helen Kane, who claims to have originated the juvenile vamp.[2]


Helen Kane whose songs from screen and stage are known to gramophone enthusiasts in England now figures as plaintiff in an action, states Reuter from New York.

Miss Kane seeks $250,000 dollars (£50,000 at par) damages against Paramount-Publix Corportation (a subsidiary of Paramount Corporation) and others regarding the production and display of the "Betty Boop" series.

Miss Kane, who was the original "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" girl claims that the idea of a "juvenile vamp" was her own.

Miss Kane won instant recognition with her "Boop-Boop-a-Doop," and a pout after each verse of the song "That's My Weakness Now".

She starred in the films "The Shooting of Nan McGrew" (Dangerous Nan McGrew) and "Nothing But The Truth" with Richard Dix.


Trivia:

The baby-talk and baby-doll personas were not created by Helen Kane. Peggy Bernier, Irene Franklin and others came before her.


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