Helen Kane

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Helen Kane

Post by Kitty » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:17 am

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Helen Kane

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:40 am

I think she had the most adorable voice!! Aint'cha? (1929) I have this song in my head most of the time!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0WsJaEhtiCo
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Re: Helen Kane

Post by donnie » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:14 pm

I like Helen Kane—in small doses. :D It's interesting that she had a number of impersonators and really defined a whole style in the 30s.

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Re: Helen Kane

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:36 pm

I think she's fantastic! I love the part in aint'cha where she goes on to say that she won't be nice anymore if she doesn't get the things she wants hahaha to me that's hilarious. She's all sweet then she threatens to be mean.
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Re: Helen Kane

Post by donnie » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:18 pm

One of the Helen Kane imitators was Marjorie Kane. I used to assume they were related, but apparently not. Here she is in a clip from The Great Gabbo (which is a weird early talkie from 1929 starring Erich Von Stroheim—not really a great movie in the usual sense, but fascinatingly odd on so many different levels—but that's another story).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SVdxLMF5q8

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Re: Helen Kane

Post by dachshundonstilts » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:24 pm

I agree, small doses for Helen Kane. I hadn't realized her career stretched into the Fifties.

Guess her most lasting legacy is Betty Boop.
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