A little tube repair, a fresh partial vacuum, a whiff of argon, and she’s good as new.
It’s been about twenty-five years since I found this hand-crafted wooden standup in a little seaside Marilyn Monroe/Betty Boop/Elvis memorabilia shop – at an irresistible post-season 50% discount. I imagine whoever made it back then would be pleased to know she’s alive and kicking.
It’s nice to have her aqua glow back in the kitchen.
Here’s a nifty clip from Betty Boop’s Bamboo Isle (1932):
Her hula was rotoscoped from the dancer in the opening sequence of the same cartoon performed by the Royal Samoans:
The full cartoon can be viewed here.