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Minnie the Moocher

by Nicholas Sammond

This 1932 Fleischer short features jazz great Cab Calloway rotoscoped as a dancing ghostly walrus that entertains and terrifies Betty Boop and Bimbo in a perfect example of the ambivalence of stereotype. The Fleischers depict jazz as a terrifying yet desirable underworld populated by rhythmic "spooks."

Minnie the Moocher

Cab Calloway as a ghostly walrus.

from Minnie the Moocher (1932)
Creator: Fleischer Studios
Distributor: Public Domain
Posted by Nicholas Sammond