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She Had A Dream...

”She Had a Dream About the King of Sweden” Minnie the Moocher Oil on canvas, 24"x30", ­2005. "...she had a dream abut the King of Sweden' after a trip to Chinatown "to kick the gong around,"--which translates into Opium Smoking in the parlance of post World War One era Harlem. Cab Calloway’s trademark song "Minnie The Moocher" was used by Max Fleisher in his best Betty Boop animated short, where Cab is portrayed as the walrus who’s picture graces the wall of Minnie’s boudoir.