Friday, December 12, 2008

Bettie Pages Dies at 85, 1960s Pinup Queen Was a Cult Figure

Historians say that Bettie Page played a key role in the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and later on she became a cult figure.

Over 20,000 saucy photos of her were taken by a slew of amateur photographers.

 Most of the popular 4-by-5 inch black and white photos were taken between 1949 and 1957, and featured her in high heels, bikinis, negligees, bondage apparel, and even nude.

Her popularity has inspired biographers, comic books, fan clubs, websites, commercial products, playing cards, action figures, Zippo lighters with her image, and naughty shot glasses.

In 2005 a film of her life came out called "The Notorious Bettie Page."

Goodbye Bettie. You have certainly made your mark!


Anonymous said...

Page starred in a few mainstream movies too, didn't she?

ImBlogCrazy said...

Good question. I'm not sure.I wonder if anyone else knows the answer?

Well fellow bloggers...what are the mainstream movies she starred in...if any?