Black Burlesque Performers - Black Pin Ups - Black Exotic Dancers and Others Etc!
BETTY BOOP-Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was an African-American singer and entertainer in the late 1920s. She performed at the Cotton Club in Harlem. Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole) Ms. Jones' singing style, for a recording of "I Wanna Be Loved By You" Ms. Jones' singing style went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer's character's voice and singing style of BETTY BOOP, who was a Black. This is Kane pictured not Jones.