The Infectious Bettie Page

Came across some nice art work by an artist named James May.  He has quite a portfolio on Bettie Page.  It’s definitely worth a look see!  Visit his site here.

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According to a Bettie Page Site on Squido our Bettie is in a nursing home now:

“For those of you following the situation, Bettie had pneumonia and a kidney condition that put her in the hospital in December 2007. She became well enough to be released to a nursing home in January. As of now, she is still bed-ridden in the nursing home and her condition has stabilized but not improved significantly.

Bettie celebrated her 85th birthday on April 22, 2008: Congratulations, Bettie! Her caregivers are reading her the fan letters and cards from her many admirers and they say she really enjoys that. No new updates have happened as of late.

Cards and well-wishes may be sent to the following address and they will be forwarded along to her. Please remember to only send items that are appropriate for an elderly, Christian-oriented woman.

Bettie Page
c/o Scoutmaster Steve Brewster
2641 South 53rd Street
Kansas City, KS 66106

Suffice it to say … Bettie will remain forever young and vibrant in the public’s eye … she will never age but remain a timeless beauty inside and out.

I came across this photo on Live Journal. This is the first recent Bettie Page photo I have seen in a very long time. I have no idea where they got the picture … but am curious if it is really her. Would love some comments or verification if anyone out there knows.
She looks fantastic!

Did you know…. Bettie Page was nicknamed the “Girl with the Perfect Figure.”

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


Cheescake Magnet – ‘Betty’
– $ 14.99
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
– $ 14.99
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.

 

Bettie Page loved the camera and the camera loved her. With her perfect 36-24-35 figure, blue eyes and long hair, the “Queen of Curves” would both shock and delight her fans with her saucy poses. At the height of her fame, there was no getting away from Page – she appeared in countless magazines, her image splashed on everything from record albums to playing cards. In 1955, she was voted “Miss Pin-up Girl of the World” and won a coveted Playboy centrefold spot. But Page’s appeal wasn’t just about sex, for she brought an innocence to her steamy pictures. She was the ultimate fantasy: the girl next door who’d say yes. As Playboy magazine put it, Page had a look that “suggested forbidden fruit as well as apple pie”.
On the surface, Page seemed a simple proposition – a nice girl from the country who viewed posing naked as a fun adventure. But behind her sunny smile, she was a woman of contradictions – a bright, intelligent college graduate who went from one failed relationship to another and then, quite suddenly at the height of her fame, disappeared.
But despite Page’s withdrawal from the public eye, fame did not desert her. On the contrary, she became a cult figure, her image continuing to appear on everything from matchboxes to T-shirts, her legend growing stronger with the passing years.
“She’s the most attractive woman who ever lived, ” says Steve Brewster, president of the official Bettie Page fan club. “I’ve had hundreds of letters from men who say once you lay eyes on her, you’re magnetised. “

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