The Infectious Bettie Page

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Birth: Apr. 22, 1923
Madison County
Tennessee, USA

Death: Dec. 11, 2008
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Burial: Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County California, USA

Source: Find a Grave

b. April 22, 1923  d. December 11, 2008
Model, American Folk Figure. She was a photographer’s model who was the subject of thousands of pin-up pictures during the post-World War II years. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she was a graduate of Peabody College and worked briefly as a teacher. Moving to California, she worked as a model and actress, and, in 1950, was spotted by photographer Jerry Tibbs who created her first pin-ups. However, it was photographer Bunny Yeager’s images of her with and without leopard skins that brought her…
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Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA


According to KSBY 6 Action News, as of December 10th, Bettie page is still in a coma. Page was a top student who became a secretary and then went into modeling. She hoped to become a mainstream actress. With her trademark short dark bangs, her photos included a centerfold in the January 1955 issue of Playboy magazine. But it was her bondage poses that made her the target of a Senate hearing on obscenity the same year. She never had to testify.

Page was out of the public eye for decades. During that time she became a born-again Christian and had a bout with mental illness. Page resurfaced in the 1990s and occasionally granted interviews but refused to allow her picture to be taken. She told the Los Angeles Times in a March 2006 interview she wanted to be remembered as she was when she was young and in her “golden times.”

And she is being remembered today … pictured is a smiling Bettie Page.

Looking for a great gift with a pinup twist? Here are some really cute pinup pins : )

Cheescake Magnet – ‘Betty’
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Based upon the pin-up girls of the 1950’s, Betty is a classic with modern magnificence! Measuring 7 inches tall and cut from brushed aluminum with great detail, this Cheescake Magnet is perfectly poised with campy-cool style and ready to spice up any kitchen! Handcrafted in the USA.

Cheescake Magnet – Wendy
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Perfectly poised with confidence, Wendy brings a naughty touch of artful charm to any refrigerator, file cabinet or locker! Measuring 7 inches tall, this steamy Cheescake Magnet is cut from brushed aluminum with fine detail. Handcrafted in the USA.
And for the girls . . .

Beefcake Magnet – ‘Frankie’
– $ 14.99
Based upon the classic pin-up boys of the 50’s and 60’s, Frankie comes straight from Muscle Beach, confindently flexing his attitude. Measuring 7 inches tall and cut from brushed aluminum with great detail, this Beefcake Magnet adds sizzle to any fridge, file cabinet or locker. And of course, he’s strong enough to hold notes, recipes, or photographs. Handcrafted in the USA.


“I enjoyed my modeling and was always happy doing it,” Page says, “especially when I was playing in the water down in Florida along the beaches.”

Her most acclaimed photos, the ones she’s referring to that were shot near the water, were taken in 1955 by Bunny Yeager and include a nude Page frolicking along the beach and deep-sea fishing.

From 1950s pin-up queen Bettie Page’s interview in Playboy: “I don’t go to the movies nowadays. I think most of them are full of cuss words, filthy talk and sex.” She’s 83. (source)

There is something to be said about group hugs and dreaming about Bettie Page :  )

Did you know that over the past few years, Bettie Page’s website has received over 588 million hits. Currently the 80+ year old Bettie Page is living in Southern California. Page now makes more money off of her work than she ever has. A born-again Christian, Bettie shuns the public and recently told the Los Angeles Times she rarely leaves her house and refuses to be photographed. “I want to be remembered as I was when I was young and in my golden times,” Bettie told the newspaper. “I want to be remembered as a woman who changed people’s perspectives concerning nudity in its natural form.” (source)

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