Posts Tagged ‘Beat Generation’

The Beat Goes On…

Mar 26

Greetings and salutations.
Today I’m here to introduce you to the newest paper doll available for download: Betty the Beatnik!

You can dress her up in five tops, four bottoms, a dress, a neck scarf, and a beret (all in black, naturally). She also comes with some jazz LPs, a copy of On the Road and a package of Pall Malls.

In the course of making this I discovered that there’s a fine like between looking like a Beatnik and looking like a stereotypical French woman (berets and horizontal stripes for all!) I think Betty here could almost pass for modern were it not for the crazy granny underwear. I also discovered that my mother once went as a Beatnik for Halloween, circa 1959. So today I continue the family tradition of gently mocking the Beat Generation.