Bettie Page

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Betty Mae Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008), known professionally as Bettie Page, was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos.wikipedia
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Irving Klaw

From late 1951 or early 1952 through 1957, she posed for photographer Irving Klaw for mail-order photographs with pin-up and BDSM themes, making her the first famous bondage model.
His great contribution to the world was to commission fetish art (with the likes of models like Bettie Page, June King, Joan Rydell, Jackie Miller, et al.) and sponsor illustrative artists (like Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew, and many others), and to indirectly promote the legacy of Charles Guyette and John Willie.

Bangs (hair)

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Often referred to as the "Queen of Pinups", her jet-black hair, blue eyes, and trademark fringe have influenced artists for generations.
Influential people with bangs in modern times have included silent movie actress Louise Brooks, 1950s glamor model Bettie Page, the Beatles, and actress Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Cleopatra.

Varietease

She then appeared in two more burlesque films by Irving Klaw (Teaserama and Varietease). These featured exotic dance routines and vignettes by Page and well-known striptease artists Lili St. Cyr and Tempest Storm.
According to its plot, the iconic pin-up model Bettie Page performs a burlesque show alongside Lili St. Cyr, Chris La Chris, Vicki Lynn, Bobby Shields, and others.

Teaserama

She then appeared in two more burlesque films by Irving Klaw (Teaserama and Varietease). These featured exotic dance routines and vignettes by Page and well-known striptease artists Lili St. Cyr and Tempest Storm.
It opens with Bettie Page assisting Tempest Storm with her brassiere.

Striporama

Her Off-Broadway productions included Time is a Thief and Sunday Costs Five Pesos. Page acted and danced in the feature-length burlesque revue film Striporama by Jerald Intrator in which she was given a brief speaking role.
Today, it is best known as one of the few feature films starring pin-up model Bettie Page.

Bunny Yeager

In 1954, during one of her annual vacations to Miami, Florida, Page met photographers Jan Caldwell, H. W. Hannau and Bunny Yeager.
She met Bettie Page in 1954, and took most of the photographs of her that year.

Salutatorian

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On June 6, 1940, Page graduated as the salutatorian of her high school class with a scholarship.
Bettie Page, pin-up model and Playboy Playmate (Hume-Fogg High School, Tennessee, Class of 1940)

Pin-up model

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Betty Mae Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008), known professionally as Bettie Page, was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos.
Though Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page are often cited as the classic pin-up, there were many women of color who were also considered to be impactful.

Catfight

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In 1983, London Enterprises released In Praise of Bettie Page — A Nostalgic Collector's Item, reprinting camera-club photos and an old cat fight photo shoot.
Klaw used many models and actresses in his works, including Bettie Page.

Dave Stevens

In the early 1980s, comic-book artist Dave Stevens based the female love interest of his hero Cliff Secord (alias "The Rocketeer") on Page.
He is most famous for creating The Rocketeer comic book and film character, and for his pin-up style "glamour art" illustrations, especially of model Bettie Page.

Hume-Fogg High School

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A good student and debate team member at Hume-Fogg High School, she was voted "Girl Most Likely to Succeed".
Bettie Page, pinup queen and Playboy Playmate; graduated second in the class of 1940

Richard Arbib

She dated industrial designer Richard Arbib in the 1950s, and then married Armond Walterson in 1958; they divorced in 1963.
Richard later married Helen W. He dated model Bettie Page in the 1950s.

Glamour photography

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Page entered the field of "glamour photography" as a popular camera club model, working initially with photographer Cass Carr.
Bettie Page was the Playboy Playmate of the Month in January 1955.

Sam Menning

Photographer Sam Menning was the last person to photograph a pin-up of Page before her retirement.
Howard noted that Menning was the last person to photograph pin-up model Bettie Page before her retirement from the modelling industry.

Rocketeer

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In the early 1980s, comic-book artist Dave Stevens based the female love interest of his hero Cliff Secord (alias "The Rocketeer") on Page.
His adventures are set in Los Angeles and New York in 1938, and Stevens gave them a retro, nostalgic feel influenced by the King of the Rocket Men and Commando Cody movie serials (both from Republic Pictures), and pinup diva Bettie Page.

BDSM

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From late 1951 or early 1952 through 1957, she posed for photographer Irving Klaw for mail-order photographs with pin-up and BDSM themes, making her the first famous bondage model.
Charles Guyette was the first American to produce and distribute fetish related material (costumes, footwear, photography, props and accessories) in the US. His successor, Irving Klaw, produced commercial sexploitation film and photography with a BDSM theme (most notably with Bettie Page) and issued fetish comics (known then as "chapter serials") by the now-iconic artists John Willie, Gene Bilbrew, and Eric Stanton.

Fetish model

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From late 1951 or early 1952 through 1957, she posed for photographer Irving Klaw for mail-order photographs with pin-up and BDSM themes, making her the first famous bondage model.
The most recognized is the 1950s bondage model and pin-up girl, Bettie Page who posed for photographer Irving Klaw for mail-order photographs and was subsequently featured in Playboy.

Peabody College

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She enrolled at George Peabody College (later part of Vanderbilt University), with the intention of becoming a teacher.
Bettie Page (1923–2008), American Pop Culture Icon

Bettie Page Reveals All

In 2012, Bettie Page Reveals All was filmed and premiered, then released nationwide the following year.
Bettie Page Reveals All is a 2012 documentary film about the life history and cultural influence of Bettie Page.

Gretchen Mol

It stars Gretchen Mol as the adult Page.
She is known for her roles in the films Rounders (1998), Celebrity (1998), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), in which she played the title character, 3:10 to Yuma (2007) and Manchester by the Sea (2016).

Lili St. Cyr

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She then appeared in two more burlesque films by Irving Klaw (Teaserama and Varietease). These featured exotic dance routines and vignettes by Page and well-known striptease artists Lili St. Cyr and Tempest Storm.
Following her death and a renewed interest in burlesque, especially in Bettie Page, legions of new fans rediscovered some of the dancers in Irving Klaw's photos and movies.

The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) follows her life from the mid-1930s through the late 1950s.
The screenplay by Harron and Guinevere Turner focuses on 1950s pinup and bondage model Bettie Page, portrayed by Gretchen Mol.

Estes Kefauver

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Some reports mention the Kefauver Hearings of the [[United States Senate Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce]] (after a young man apparently died during a session of bondage which was rumored to be inspired by bondage images featuring Page).
Among his targets were pin-ups, including Bettie Page, and the magazines that featured them.

Fantagraphics Books

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Eros Comics published several Bettie Page titles, including the tongue-in-cheek Tor Love Bettie which comically suggested a romance between Page and wrestler-turned-Ed Wood film actor, Tor Johnson.
The 2006 Eros Comix print catalog sells over 470 items, including adult comic books, and humorous cheesecake-style comics often featuring pin-up girls like Bettie Page.

Dita Von Teese

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According to MTV: "Katy Perry's rocker bangs and throwback skimpy jumpers. Madonna's Sex book and fascination with bondage gear. Rihanna's obsession with all things leather, lace and second-skin binding. Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction. The SuicideGirls Web site. The Pussycat Dolls. The entire career of Marilyn Manson's ex-wife Dita Von Teese."
Among her heroes of vintage fetish history are John Willie, Bettie Page, and Irving Klaw.