Bettie Page, 1923-2008

by on December 12, 2008  •  In Culture

Images “I want to be remembered as a woman who changed people’s perspectives concerning nudity in its natural form.”

Page, a Vandy graduate and one-time school teacher who was probably the most famous American "pin-up girl" other than film-star-famous celebrities such as Betty Grable, took the genre into territory then considered verboten, with images that evoked SM play. Hollywood eventually came to her, in a (pretty dreadful) biopic made a few years ago.  In death, she achieved that ultimate marker of cultural significance: a lengthy N Y Times obituary.

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