Besotted with Betty Boop

Philly-Rob Weiner, popular-culture librarian at Texas Tech University and an expert on comics, superheroes, horror films, and graphic novels, is considerably more enthusiastic about Betty, whose soundtracks featured some of the day's hottest recordings, such as Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher.

Janice Adams Hall was 13 when she discovered Betty Boop, the cutesy cartoon character who charmed American audiences in the 1930s and went on to become a powerhouse brand.

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Rob Weiner, popular-culture librarian at Texas Tech University and an expert on comics, superheroes, horror films, and graphic novels, is considerably more enthusiastic about Betty, whose soundtracks featured some of the day's hottest recordings, such as Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher.

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