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Boop-a-Doop singer loses case. Helen Kane who claimed to be the pioneer of Boop-a-Doop sued Max Fleischer the cartoonist and the Paramount Cinema Company for $250,000 for alleged appropriation of the Boop-a-Doop idea.

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Fleischer insisted that the Betty Boop of the films was a creature of his own imagination, although ante-dated by Boop-a-Doop.

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Judge McGoldrick found that her singing technique was common to a number of Boop-a-Doopers even before she claimed to have invented the idea and mannerisms.

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