Bettie Page

Model Bettie Page

Bettie Mae Page was an American model who became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She has often been called the "Queen of Pinups". Her look, including her jet black hair, blue eyes and trademark bangs, has influenced many artists. Page was "Miss January 1955", one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine.
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Photo Albums
Popular photos of Bettie Page
April 22, 2011
Claire Sinclair at Betty Page at Miracle Mile Shops
April 20, 2011
Atmosphere Bettie Page inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas hosts a meet and greet with Claire Sinclair, the face of Bettie Page Clothing
February 15, 2011
Bettie Page Shoes 2011 MAGIC Trade Show at LVCC
December 12, 2008
**File Photo** * PIN-UP ICON PAGE DIES Legendary pin-up BETTIE PAGE died on Thursday (11Dec08). She was 85. Page suffered a heart attack last week (02Dec08) in Los Angeles and never regained consciousness. She had been hospitalised for three weeks with pn
December 11, 2008
**File Photo** * PIN-UP ICON PAGE DIES Legendary pin-up BETTIE PAGE died on Thursday (11Dec08). She was 85. Page suffered a heart attack last week (02Dec08) in Los Angeles and never regained consciousness. She had been hospitalised for three weeks with pn
April 25, 2006
DIRTY DISHES Desperate housewives can spice up washing-up with these raunchy retro latex gloves. The sexy kitchen accessories come in a range of designs called Bettie Page-Teaserama, Cream and Sugar, Absinthe Inferno, Strawberry Daquiri, Treasure Chest, V
April 10, 2006
Premeire Of"the Notorious Bettie Page" Amc Loew's 19th Street Theatre 04-10-2006 Photos by Rick Mackler Rangefinder-Globe Photos Inc.2006 Gretchen Mol K47505rm Gretchen Mol
December 23, 2005
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) Directed by Mary Harron Shown: Director Mary Harron USA - 2005 This is a PR photo. WENN does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor a
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Chill Out And Get Off: Inside The Strange, Sexy World Of ASMRotica
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Laila Love ASMR, as she goes by on YouTube, sits before her laptop camera in a room that appears to be a bedroom masquerading as a spa. A Himalayan salt lamp is propped next to a sprawling white bed, along with a spread of lit candles that I can only imagine smell soothing as hell.  In the video called “~Sensual Trigger Words~ *ASMRotica* *3Dio Binaural*,” Love wears a low-cut T-shirt, rectangular glasses and fluorescent pink lipstick, her black hair styled with short, Bettie Page–style bangs. She greets her viewers in a painstaking whisper in which every consonant is elongated, enunciated, even somehow massaged. “Now today I wanted to do a sexy, sensual trigger words video ― Part 2,” she says, her dimples popping in and out of view as she attempts to hold back a smile.  “Sensual,” she begins. The word is brought to life in Love’s mouth, stretched out and softened as if spun from cotton candy, or uttered in a melodramatic perfume commercial. “Love. Close. Satin...
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Nicholas Miriello: Kill the Teacher, Spare the Poet: A Conversation with John Hennessy
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
The poet John Hennessy shares a name with a millionaire college president, who was not long ago profiled in the New Yorker, and a cognac everyone knows, but not everyone drinks. His name positions his work in a cruel sort of fame and obscurity. In New York, after a reading for the Best American Poetry 2013 series, in which his work is anthologized, a fan came forward and asked him to spell his last name. An odd attempt at an ice breaker. "It's easy," he said. "Like the drink." He's perhaps the perfect portrait of the present-day poet. He's too smart, decorated with degrees, printed in sterling publications, a popular professor, and not yet well enough known. He is the author of two acclaimed collections, Bridge and Tunnel and, more recently, Coney Island Pilgrims. Hennessy was raised in Rahway, New Jersey between the drifting tides of the Arthur Kill and the "single gleaming green" that was the Merck chemical plant. When people talk about his poetry, New Jersey is ...
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Jon Eig: Examining the Docs: This Year's Oscar-Nominated Documentaries
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
I've now read 647 essays on the 2014 Oscar race. Hustle or Slave? McConaughey or Dern? Blanchett or... well, OK, no one's debating Blanchett. But I have only read four essays on the choices for Best Documentary. This seems unfair to me. Sure, most people think of documentary as the boring time-killer they used to show us in middle school, the vegetables of the film world. If you still believe that, spend a day with Michael Moore, either as entertainment or as punishment. This year's docs are an interesting bunch and, as with the feature films of 2013, there are several titles that didn't get nominated that are well worth your time. (Helpful hint: for those of you who want to make your own docs, consider changing the first letter of your last name to "M" -- Marker, Maysles, Morris .. these are the greats. For even more oomph, go the double "M" route of Michael Moore.) In the old days, handicapping the Oscars was formulaic. Disability beat art. Poverty beat disabi...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - about 4 years
This week: Die Hard! The Muppet Christmas Carol! Black Christmas! Silent Night, Deadly Night! MAYBE CHRISTMAS ISN'T AWFUL AFTER ALL??? 12 Years a Slave Solomon (the brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free black man, living in the North, who is abducted into slavery in 1841. Twelve years later, he's released. During those 12 years, he is a slave, and something of a stand-in for the modern viewer: He's intelligent, he's educated, and most crucially, he's attuned to the horror and injustice that surrounds him. Our attempts to comprehend life under slavery parallel his own: We share his terror when he wakes up in chains after a night of heavy drinking with two friendly-seeming white men. We understand his urge to fight back against those who have separated him from his family. We chafe to find him at the mercy of men who are his physical and intellectual inferior. And, through his eyes, the utterly schizophrenic nature of slavery is reve...
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Page by Page
The Portland Mercury - about 4 years
Bettie Page Reveals All: an ode to the queen of the pin-ups. by Marjorie Skinner INTEREST LEVELS VARY, but every red-blooded American knows a thing or two about Bettie Page. Still among the nation's top posthumous celebrity earners (she passed away in 2008), the '50s-era pin-up star's influence can be found in everything from Beyoncé videos to the blunt-cut bangs of women all over the world. Director Mark Mori's Bettie Page Reveals All stands out among other biographical treatments primarily because of the fact that Page herself narrates it, by way of audio interviews he conducted with her about a decade before her death. While much has been made of Page—her mysterious and troubled private life, her arguable status as a catalyst for the sexual revolution—it's reassuring to hear her verify her own, rather guileless, intentions. Though an exercise in adoration, Reveals All does an impressive job of covering both the facts of her life and others'...
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Review: 'Bettie Page Reveals All' shows another side of the pin-up
LATimes - about 4 years
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Movie Review: ‘Bettie Page Reveals All,’ About the Queen of Curves
NYTimes - over 4 years
“Bettie Page Reveals All” a documentary from Mark Mori, uses a Page voice-over stitched together from audio interviews in presenting the legendary pinup girl’s not-all-happy story.     
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The 'Illegal' Bettie Page Photos We Almost Never Saw (NSFW)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A documentary slated to hit New York City this month boasts a hefty tease. The film, titled "Bettie Page Reveals All," will present to those who see it an archive of never published photos of the celebrated pin-up queen. Nude photos, to be precise; ones so salacious they were almost confiscated by the police in 1952. The photos were originally taken at a "camera club," a secretive type of photography gathering that took place in empty offices across New York City in the 1950s. Through this system, photographers could shoot women like Page in the buff, without running up against the laws that technically prevented such pictures from being published. Famous photographers like Weegee and Gordon Parks frequented the events. “Nudity back then was very unusual,” photographer Dick Heinlein explained to The New York Post. He's the one who snapped the never before seen camera club images that appear in the film, and somehow managed to avoid handing his film over to authorities once the venu...
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Nude Bettie Page snaps surface
Fox News - over 4 years
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'Bettie Page Reveals All' features interviews with the iconic pinup girl before her death
Fox News - over 4 years
The popular pinup girl, who died at the age of 85 in December 2008, has reemerged as the narrator for an upcoming documentary about her life.
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Unconventional Daily Drop of Cool
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Every day a Dead Cool Daily Drop lands in my email inbox with a quick, enthusiastic tip about an adorable Ramones baby onesie, a tank top from a new Parisian Design House, a Rolling Stones iPhone application, a chain of sushi restaurants designed by Philippe Stark, a beach bag imprinted with a Roy Lichtenstein painting, a vampy Bettie Page inspired dress or an indie Australian band. And every day, even when I'm busy, or my inbox is stuffed full of emails, I open up my Dead Cool Daily Drop to read about some unconventional feat of fashion or music, and I feel for a moment that I'm in touch with the hip, the edgy, the indie, the retro, the underground; that I know about beautiful things, and well-designed spaces. Dead Cool is a relentlessly cool media tips site that sends out a "daily drop" email plugging something fabulous in the world of fashion, design, film or art. Dead Cool co-owner Michele Vlasimsky, a public relations guru based in Los Angeles, created Dead Cool in response...
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Multnomah University
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
An expensive, intensive date with the bible. by Denis C. Theriault MULTNOMAH UNIVERSITY (formerly Multnomah Bible College) is something of an oasis in the rough seas of East Portland's Montavilla neighborhood. The quiet, tree-filled campus, with its modern dorms and tidy mid-century administrative building, sits just a few hundred feet from the busy, fast-food-filled intersection of NE 82nd and Glisan and its struggles with sprawl, crime, and streetwalkers. And that's either one of the 77-year-old evangelical school's biggest blessings—providing a front-row seat to the struggling, sinful world its students are expected to teach and heal−or its biggest curse. For many of the religious kids who move here from up and down the West Coast, it's one more reason to stay safely parked inside something many students call "the Multnomah Bubble." "It's a thing," says one student, Josh. "There are people who don't think there's a world o...
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Charlotte Robinson: Legendary Filmmakers Talk Movies and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In this exclusive audio montage I talk with legendary filmmakers, gay and straight alike, at the 15th annual Provincetown International Film Festival press luncheon. First, cinematographer Ed Lachman (Far From Heaven, Erin Brockovich, Desperately Seeking Susan) talks about his films, receiving the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award at the PIFF this year and his spin on LGBT issues. Then director John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Serial Mom) shares intimate film stories, especially about Divine, and hopefully I'll talk to him again when his new book, Car Sick, is published. John has been instrumental with the PIFF since its start and was the first recipient of the Filmmaker on the Edge Award, in 1999. Then legendary director Brian De Palma (Carrie, Dress to Kill, Scarface) talks about his new film, Passion, starring Rachel McAdams, and his belief that the LGBT community should have the same rights as any American citizen. Next, Killer Films co-founder and ...
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James Heffernan: To the Birthday Boys and Girls of April 22
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Here's today's quiz question: guess what the following luminaries all have in common? Henry Fielding (1707-1754), English novelist Eleazer Wheelock (1711-1779), founder of Dartmouth College (in 1769) Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German philosopher Madame de Staël (1766-1817), Swiss-born saloniste, novelist, and literary critic Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), leader of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia Bettie Page (1923-2008) , American pinup queen, playmate of the month in the January 1955 issue of PLAYBOY. Answer: like yours truly, they were all born on this day. So here's a little toast to the birthday boys and girls of April 22: To Henry Fielding, author of TOM JONES, Whose novels titillate our funny bones. To Eleazer Wheelock, next in line Who founded Dartmouth on a hill of pine. To Kant, who taught us all just how to live By categorical imperative; To Madame Staël, who piqued Napoleon By dashing off a novel called DEL...
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PHOTOS: A Tribute To The Queen Of All Pinups, Bettie Page
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
A style icon isn't always born from the worlds of fashion or film. Sometimes, she comes from industries not known for their sartorial prowess... or for having much in the way of clothing to begin with. What we're getting at is the adult industry. While today, society is more or less used to a certain amount of flesh on display (whether this is for better or worse is your call), back in the '50s it would be hard to imagine Bettie Page's influence going beyond the readership of her pinup photos. Though Page held a bachelor of arts degree in education from Peabody College, her teaching career was short-lived, as she once told an interviewer "I couldn't control the students, especially the boys." Well, then. Following a divorce in 1947, Page moved to New York City to become an actress. Though she had dabbled in (clothed) modeling, her sights were set on the silver screen. A chance encounter with an amateur photographer in 1950 would introduce her to the world of pinup m...
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How To Get A Vintage Pin-Up Model Makeover For Valentine's Day
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Few holidays invite the opportunity to really glam it up like Valentine's Day. While the rose, lingerie and chocolate fest can often veer tacky, we're determined to keep it this side of tasteful. Taking style cues from retro pin-up models like Bettie Page and Betty Grable, our vintage foremothers knew a thing or two about sex appeal. We partnered up with living-day pin-up model and burlesque performer Bettina May who helped us create a gorgeous throwback style for the big night. (Don't worry: Your name doesn't have to be a variation of Betty to get this look.) While May looks like she just stepped out of the year 1955, she has her grandmother to thank for all her beauty wisdom. "I was very close to my Nanna, who shared all her vintage glamour secrets with me," she told us. "From setting hair in rollers to how to age gracefully, she is a real source of inspiration to me." May, who has been modeling and performing since 2003, is a photographer and consultant for vintage...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bettie Page
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 84
    The documentary included narration from Bettie Page herself, culled from over 6 hours of interviews prior to her 2008 death.
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    According to long-time friend and business agent Mark Roesler, Page was hospitalized in critical condition on December 6, 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 82
    In 2006, the Los Angeles Times ran an article headlined A Golden Age for a Pinup, covering an autographing session at her current publicity company, CMG Worldwide.
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  • 2003
    Age 79
    Page allowed a publicity picture to be taken of her for the August 2003 edition of Playboy.
  • 1997
    Age 73
    However, in 1997, Page changed her mind and agreed to a rare television interview for the aforementioned E! True Hollywood Story/Page special on the condition that the location of the interview and her face not be revealed (she was shown with her face and dress electronically blacked out).
  • 1996
    Age 72
    The question of what Page did in the obscure years after modeling was answered in part with the publication of an official biography in 1996, Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin-up Legend.
  • 1993
    Age 69
    In a 1993 telephone interview with Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Page told host Robin Leach that she had been unaware of the resurgence of her popularity, stating that she was "penniless and infamous".
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  • 1987
    Age 63
    In 1987, Greg Theakston started a fanzine called The Betty Pages and recounted tales of her life, particularly the camera club days.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1983
    Age 59
    In 1983, London Enterprises released In Praise of Bettie Page — A Nostalgic Collector's Item, reprinting camera club photos and an old cat fight photo shoot.
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  • 1979
    Age 55
    Foster's book immediately provoked attacks from Page's fans, including Hugh Hefner and Harlan Ellison, as well as a statement from Page that it was "full of lies", because they were not pleased that the book revealed a Los Angeles County Sheriff's police report that stated Page suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and, at age 56, had stabbed her elderly landlords on the afternoon of April 19, 1979 in an unprovoked attack, during a fit of insanity.
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  • 1978
    Age 54
    Between 1978 and 1980, Belier Press published four volumes of Betty Page: Private Peeks, reprinting pictures from the private-camera-club sessions, which reintroduced Page to a new but small cult following.
  • 1976
    Age 52
    In 1976, Eros Publishing Co. published A Nostalgic Look at Bettie Page, a mixture of photos from the 1950s.
  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 43
    She briefly remarried Billy Neal, her first husband, who helped her to gain entrance into missionary work; however, the two divorced again shortly thereafter. She returned to Florida in 1967, and married again, to Harry Lear, but this marriage also ended in divorce in 1972.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 39
    Over the next few years she worked for various Christian organizations before settling in Nashville in 1963, and re-enrolled at Peabody College to pursue a Master's degree in education, but eventually dropped out of the program.
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  • 1958
    Age 34
    She dated industrial designer Richard Arbib in the 1950s, and then married Armond Walterson in 1958; they divorced in 1963.
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    On New Year's Eve 1958, during one of her regular visits to Key West, Florida, Page attended a service at what is now the Key West Temple Baptist Church.
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  • 1957
    Age 33
    Although she frequently posed nude, she never appeared in scenes with explicit sexual content. In 1957, Page gave "expert guidance" to the FBI regarding the production of "flagellation and bondage pictures" in Harlem.
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    While pin-up and glamour models frequently have careers measured in months, Page was in demand for several years, continuing to model until 1957.
  • 1955
    Age 31
    In 1955, Page won the title "Miss Pinup Girl of the World".
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    After Yeager sent shots of Page to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, he selected one to use as the Playmate of the Month centerfold in the January 1955 issue of the two-year-old magazine.
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  • 1954
    Age 30
    In 1954, during one of her annual vacations to Miami, Florida, Page met photographers Jan Caldwell, H. W. Hannau and Bunny Yeager.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1953
    Age 29
    In 1953, Page took acting classes at the Herbert Berghof Studio, which led to several roles on stage and television.
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  • 1952
    Age 28
    From 1952 through 1957, she posed for photographer Irving Klaw for mail-order photographs with pin-up and BDSM themes, making her the first famous bondage model.
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  • 1949
    Age 25
    In 1949, Page moved to New York City, where she hoped to find work as an actress. In the meantime, she supported herself by working as a secretary overlooking Rockefeller Center. In 1950, while walking alone along the Coney Island shore, Bettie met NYPD Officer Jerry Tibbs, who was an avid photographer, and he gave Bettie his card.
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  • 1947
    Age 23
    In November 1947, back in the United States, she filed for divorce.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1943
    Age 19
    In 1943, she married high school classmate Billy Neal in a simple courthouse ceremony shortly before he was drafted into the Army for World War II.
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  • 1940
    Age 16
    A good student and debate team member at Hume-Fogg High School, she was voted "Most Likely to Succeed". On June 6, 1940, Page graduated as the salutatorian of her high school class with a scholarship.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1930
    Age 6
    In the 1930 Census, a few weeks before Bettie's 7th birthday, her mother Edna Pirtle Page was already listed as being divorced.
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  • 1923
    Born
    Born on April 22, 1923.
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