Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 07:08 am
I do love Bettie Page.
I am actually waiting on a shipment of a drawing of her done by Olivia..

sad news.


Thank you Bettie...


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Bettie Page, the raven-haired pin-up girl whose naughty-but-nice romps
with whips, garters and high heels titillated young men and schoolboys in the 1950s, has died, aged 85. She had been in a coma after a heart attack this month.

Her career, which some have said laid the foundations for the sexual revolution in America in the 1960s, started almost by accident when she was aged 27 and she discovered that posing for amateur photographers
in provocative poses and risque attire made her more money than working as a secretary.

Page's fame was set after she was adopted by Irving Klaw and his sister, Paula, who had a Manhattan mail order business offering risque pictures. Years later, she became one of the first Playboy centrefolds, including a spread in 1955 with her winking under a Santa hat.

On hearing of her death, the magazine's founder and a friend of Page in recent years, Hugh Hefner, said: "Bettie Page was one of Playboy magazine's early Playmates, and she became an iconic figure, influencing notions of beauty and fashion. Her passing is very sad."


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/movies/news/article.cfm?c_id=200&objectid=10547928
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 09:28 am
While I did not remember her name, all these years later, I do recall her photos. They were sexy and pretty innocent, compared with later models. She was worth remembering. RIP
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 11:34 am
Even at 80 she still looked good.
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb299/india-kiki/BettyPage.jpg
http://mike.files.wordpress.com/2006/02/bettie_80.jpg

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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 11:43 am
@edgarblythe,
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They were sexy and pretty innocent, compared with later models


Some of the bondage pics were not innocent looking decades later....
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 12:05 pm
@hawkeye10,
Her official web site here:
http://www.bettiepage.com/obit/index.html
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 04:07 pm
I saw this news a few days ago in a people-who-died-in-2008 article. Did this happen recently?

I always appreciated her.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 05:09 pm
@littlek,
She died only a few days ago.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 08:36 pm
@littlek,
k, the Boston Globe ran a major obit on her last Thursday or Friday. About half a page.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 08:54 pm
I'm bemused, will have to read about her.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 09:03 pm
I always liked Bettie, ran a spot on my thred 'bout her..

She was, uh... a little ... uh ...

controversial...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiECHsaOUco&feature=related

Cool

(brings to mind black spy v white spy, no? Shocked )

Laughing Laughing
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 09:25 pm
If I hadda do her up in one vid, this would be it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0j7-9qQKJs&feature=related

RIP Bettie
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 09:29 pm
I, too, didn't recognize the name at first. I did recognize the pic from days gone by.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 09:35 pm
I'm Bettie Page ignorant, though I've heard of her re ads. I see she is appreciated, but was surprised by some mention of her as feminist icon. I may have something to learn, maybe she was.


hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 09:38 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
I'm Bettie Page ignorant, though I've heard of her re ads. I see she is appreciated, but was surprised by some mention of her as feminist icon. I may have something to learn, maybe she was


Page has been adopted by the sex positive feminists, you know the ones who say "I am a slut and proud of it". She was 100% in charge of her sexuality, and did with it what she damn well pleased, that makes her a feminist to many.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 10:06 pm
@hawkeye10,
Ah, and well.

Rather than be snide, I'll just be quiet..

Not that I'm wholly against that view, but that's a separate question re leaders.

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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 10:14 pm
as with any other thread pertaining to sexuality, one should not swallow the hackey spit as gospel...
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 10:30 pm
@Rockhead,
feel free to check it out....I am right
Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 10:35 pm
@hawkeye10,
"I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn’t trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn’t think of myself as liberated, and I don’t believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn’t know any other way to be, or any other way to live."


Bettie Page
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 10:42 pm
@Intrepid,
I lived next door to a Playboy Bunny of the Year, back in the heyday of Playboy.
I had sympathy for her, I think. (I'm not sure who started the brawls).

I don't know - maybe Bettie is a fem icon and I've missed it. I somewhat stopped paying attention to fem articles, even though I qualify as a feminist, to myself, at least.

So, this being a memorial thread, I'll say Rest in Peace, Bettie.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 14 Dec, 2008 10:47 pm
@ossobuco,
Amen
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