1950s pinup model Bettie Page dies at 85
USA Today - Dec 14 2:21 PM - LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Bettie Page, the 1950s secretary-turned-model whose controverisal photographs in skimpy attire or none at all helped set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution, died Thursday. She was 85.
Page was placed on life support last week after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles and never regained consciousness, said her agent, Mark Roesler. He said he and Page's family agreed to remove life support. Before the heart attack, Page had been hospitalized for three weeks with pneumonia.
"She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality," Roesler said. "She is the embodiment of beauty."
Her photos included a centerfold in the January 1955 issue of then-fledgling Playboy magazine, as well as controversial"
Bettie personified the first of the glamorous pin-ups when that was what they actually were: just "pin-ups". Starting in the fifties and still being popular into the sixties she was probably the subject of more of this type of photogaphy (over 20,000 were taken) by amateur photographers, and professionals than any other female subject. Her photo's ended up on barracks walls, in wall-lockers, and on garage bay walls everywhere where men were, and where the photo's remained for years.
Here is a link to a photostream of here photo's. She was a very healthy looking young woman at the time.
BETTIE PAGE PIN-UP
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