Helen Kane was a talented performer, dedicated to her work, and she remained active until the last ten years of her life. While Mae Questel was the vocal artist whose distinctive voice helped make Betty Boop a favorite character remembered by millions, it's the image of Betty Boop that is most recognizable. She would not look the way she does if it had not been for the performances of Helen Kane. Many know of Betty Boop, but not the story behind the sexy little icon of a by-gone era. This book aims to fill that gap in our knowledge.
Those who do know of Helen Kane are aware of the controversy that broke out and became a major court case. Many performers contributed to the creation of the composite character we know as Betty Boop; Helen Kane most assiduously sought to be, and to be recognized as, the most important of them all.