The pairing of pinup Bettie Page and shutterbug Bunnie Yeager was a deadly one-two punch combining beauty and brains. Together they undoubtedly created some of the most iconic, influential, and titillating pin-up images ever that paved the way for the countless female models, actresses, artists and performers that would follow. Right after high school Bunny Yeager made it official. I made my own and am beginning to think I invented the bikini, after the French did it. Bettie Page made the leopard print costume herself. It was when Bunny Yeager, now married, decided to make the switch and get behind the camera. Female models instantly found themselves comfortable working with her, and appreciated the refreshingly caring and honest approach.
So for whatever reason, the other day I was thinking about Bettie Page, the former pin-up model. The Wikipedia entry linked above explains that pretty well — well, the best it can given the information available. Anyway, at the end of the Wikipedia entry are links to two recent photographs taken of her.
A documentary slated to hit New York City this month boasts a hefty tease. The film, titled " Bettie Page Reveals All ," will present to those who see it an archive of never published photos of the celebrated pin-up queen. Nude photos, to be precise; ones so salacious they were almost confiscated by the police in The photos were originally taken at a "camera club," a secretive type of photography gathering that took place in empty offices across New York City in the s. Through this system, photographers could shoot women like Page in the buff, without running up against the laws that technically prevented such pictures from being published. Famous photographers like Weegee and Gordon Parks frequented the events. He's the one who snapped the never before seen camera club images that appear in the film, and somehow managed to avoid handing his film over to authorities once the venue was raided. Thankfully, Heinlein's images survived as a relic of photography's closed-door past. Watch the video above for a peek at "Bettie Page Reveals All," directed by filmmaker Mark Mori and narrated by the mysterious Page herself.
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