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Any Rags (1932) - Talkartoons Theatrical Cartoon Series Any Rags

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  • Talkartoons Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Fleischer Studios
  • Distributed by: Paramount Studios
  • Cartoon Characters: Betty Boop, Bimbo, Koko the Clown.
  • Directed By Dave Fleischer.
  • Produced By Max Fleischer, Adolph Zukor.
  • Animated By Willard Bowsky, Thomas Bonfiglio.
  • Originally Released on January 02, 1932.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 8 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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The rag and bone man passes through Betty's neighborhood.

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The first appearance of Betty Boop as totally human, with the dog ears turned into earrings. Betty has trouble keeping the top of her dress to stay up. Koko appears to be gay! Song "Any Rags" written...  (more)


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An EARLY reference to Gay culture.

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This cartoon is notable for its very early reference to homosexuality. About five minutes into the cartoon, a figurine of Atlas is being auctioned off by Betty's friend, Bimbo. Koko the clown agrees to purchase the figurine, acting very effeminately in...  (read more)

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The cartoon opens with a very catchy "Rag" type song, "Here comes the old rag man". Bimbo is the rag man, or junk man. He walks along the city street, taking a policeman's clothes, the stipes off a barber pole, etc. He sings a...  (read more)

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