Saturday, December 13, 2008
The Pin-Up Queen
"I don't want to be photographed in my old age," she told an interviewer in 1998. "I feel the same way with old movie stars. ... It makes me sad. We want to remember them when they were young and beautiful........."
Bettie Page, the pinup bombshell from the 1950s, died in Los Angeles on Thursday at the age of 85. Page was a secretary-turned-model from Nashville, Tennessee who helped inspire the sexual revolution of the 1960's. She Rose to fame after she posed in 1955 in Hugh Hefner's newly launched Playboy magazine and became one most photographed women of the last century, she was the object of every mans desire and was admired and idolized by women everywhere. Her face was plastered on every military man's bunk, in every garage and novelty store, Curvaceous, Fearless, Fierce and Sexual, Bettie was a national icon.
She took hold of her image and turned it into a multi-million dollar industry, licensing everything from posters to pens.
She has even influenced todays society with artist like Madonna, Katy Perry and Dita Von Tess emulating her style.
Dita Von Teese "With the passing of Bettie, we have lost yet another great 20th century icon. She dared to be different all those decades ago, combining an erotic fetishism and pin-up playfulness with a little wink of the eye. She certainly inspired me, and will be remembered by the world as a daring beauty and style icon for ever."
Because of that, the lovely Bettie Page will be with us forever, and her image will continue to thrill.
Take a look at life life of The "Notorious Bettie Page".......
Two films to check out:
The Notorious Bettie Page
Bettie Page Dark Angel
Both are based on Bettie's rise to fame.....