2011 Interview (References Sally Swing)
In a 2011 interview Rose Marie was asked about her role as Sally Swing.
Kliph Nesteroff: Earlier today i was watching the Betty Boop cartoon in which you did the voice for the character Sally Swing.
Rose Marie: Oh, the cartoon? Yes i don't remember much about that. God, i don't know how i got that job. I was signed to NBC at that time and they got me all the work... and i had done a Vitaphone short before i signed with NBC. I don't know how that all happened either!
Rose Marie on Sally Swing
Between my movie debut and the start of my new NBC job, i was kept busy doing shorts. Two with the bouncing ball (remember that?) I was the voice of Sally Swing in six Betty Boop cartoons.
Don't Be Like That (1929)
In 1929 Rose Marie covered a "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" song "Don't Be Like That" a "Boop" song that was most associated with Helen Kane.
- When Rose Marie was younger she aspired to be like Helen Kane the original Boop-Oop-a-Doop girl and stated "I just love to sing on the radio, i don't think much of opera an when i tune in i like to hear songs, you know about boopa doops.
- Baby Rose Marie contract star in radio and Papa Frank Curley are pictured at the left as they returned to their east-side home after a visit to the studios of the National Broadcasting Company. Next she is shown taking the new doll out for an airing and in the third piicture with a group of playmates on the steps of the Curley apartment. At the right the 5 year-old prodigy is boop-boop-a-doing before the microphone.
- Baby Rose Marie who looks the way Helen Kane sings is called the Sophie Tucker of tommorow (1931).