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Friday, December 11, 2009
Bettie Mae Page: April 22 1923- December 11, 2008
(image: Bunny Yeager)
Today marks the one year anniversary of Bettie Page's death. A popular centerfold, fetish and pin-up model from the late 1940s and into the 1950s, Bettie dropped out of the public spotlight after being called to testify before the Senate Subcomittee on Juvenile Deliquency (she was later excused from testifying).
Paige's post-pinup years were even more tumultuous, if possible. The more racier and iconic images of Bettie enjoyed something of a revival in the 1980s, and the model was largely unaware of her resurgent popularity until after a 1993 interview when she took action to start collecting royalties.
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Truly one of a kind, Gretchen Mol did a good job in The Notorious Bettie Page.ReplyDelete
Truly one of a kind, Gretchen Mol did a good job in The Notorious Bettie Page.
She did, although I remember talking to the 'official' Bettie Page artist (Olivia De Berardinis) a few years ago who said Ms Page herself felt the writers took plenty of liberties with her earlier life in the film.
But for whatever flaws there were in that department, they did well to catch Gretchen Mol as the titular (tee-hee) notorious pin-up.