take good care of yourself, you belong to me
i just realized this ruth etting recording is dated 1929 and makes a crack about avoiding stocks and bonds. ouch. the helen kane version includes that line, too, but it's a little less sassy-sounding somehow.
in case you were wondering after listening to that: helen kane was the direct inspiration for the character of betty boop
you watch this early stuff and a lot of it feels surprisingly fresh. later fleischer (late 1930s and onward) got depressingly bland, but the early stuff is wild
@wolfteeth This is fascinating!
@Ormur the weird old cartoon liker... has logged on
@wolfteeth I'm watching them now. I've never actually seen those, they're fascinatingly surreal and the music is so good!
@Ormur the earliest ones especially were very much "oh wouldn't that be a cool thing to draw" extended for 6-8 minutes
@wolfteeth This first one is you linked is mostly just a bad trip in a cemetery.
A cozy little tomb full of friendly ghouls.