There was a time when Betty Boop could show more skin. Where she could appear "Naked" and did. Guess which cartoon that scene was in! By 1935 the Hays Code was in effect. Will Hays, the Postmaster General was drafted by Hollywood to come up with a Ratings System of sorts. No more Gratuitous Nudity, Violence etc. This even effected Betty. Now she wore less revealing dresses and wasn't as (presumed) Slutty. And yes, most of her cartoons became BORING. They still retained the great Max & Dave Fleischer animation, but Betty's Bad Girl Heart was squashed. You need look no further for visual evidence then this 1935 poster.
When 1931's Falcon Flew First
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