Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Music Break - Betty Boop as Snow White

Here from 1933 is the cartoon version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, starring the inimitable Betty Boop and featuring the incomparable Cab Calloway singing his St James Infirmary Blues. This short feature is commonly rated as one of the best cartoons ever made. Watch it and check out that animation: Its surrealism is almost like a freaky-deaky black-and-white acid trip!

Full disclosure: I first saw this at a theater in Isla Vista, California (home of the University of California Santa Barbara), in late 1973, Back then, it was kind of hard to see the screen through all the smoke in the air. No, I am not talking about tobacco. But you knew that...