Friday, December 12, 2008

R.I.P. Bettie Page

1950s pin-up model Bettie Page died yesterday at the age of 85. Although she's gone physically, she's been immortalized in her sensual and often daring work (especially for its day). Fair winds and following seas, Bettie.


Lucy Leadskin said...

Bettie was gorgeous, but the Wiki mentions *nothing* of the painful parts of her early life which colored the rest of her days.
Susie Bright has a v. good, short interview with Mary Harron:

(I also suggest subscribing to Susie Bright's blog - she *always* has something interesting to say, whether political or just about folx in general.)

TD said...

Thanks, Andrea. I do check Susie's blog every once in awhile.

I was never a huge Bettie-Page-ophile, as she was quite a bit before my time, but I totally recognize her contribution to popular culture (and subculture). Often imitated, never to be replaced.