Dow Nears 20,000; Boop-Oop-a-Doop. In 1930, right after the stock market crash, Betty Boop appeared. The U.S. was in the throes of a Depression. Betty’s persona helped alleviate the country’s blues. (She also represented a departure from the stereotypical female). Betty Boop had a colorful family. She liked to visit her Grampy, an energetic and eccentric inventor. He created labor-saving devices and built self-playing musical instruments. Betty and Grampy animated two societal messages. (Actually, way
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