On the Beach

Bunny Yeager photographing Bettie Page in Florida, 1954.
That was the year they met and Bunny took most of the photographs of Bettie that year. During their brief collaboration she took over 1,000 pictures of Page, many of those photographers now considered iconic.
Yeager was a very prolific and successful pinup photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, so much so, that her work was described as ubiquitous in that era. She continued to work extensively with Playboy shooting eight centerfolds in addition to covers and pictorial spreads. Yeager also appeared in the magazine as a model five times.

Double Life

Bettie Page photographed by Harold Lloyd
The greatest comedian of the silent era, Harold Lloyd was also a passionate 3-D photographer, and few Hollywood stars of the Fifties escaped his double lenses. By the time he died in 1971, aged 77, Lloyd had amassed nearly 300,000 slides. (Read more)

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Bettie Page
In the majority of the pin-ups that have survived, she seemed to be enjoying herself. We don’t know the entire story but, possibly, there was pressure applied to her.
In 1959, Page converted to evangelical Christianity and worked for Billy Graham, studying at Bible colleges with the intent of becoming a missionary. The latter part of Page’s life was marked by depression, violent mood swings, and several years in a state psychiatric hospital suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. After years of obscurity, she experienced a resurgence of popularity in the 1980s. More Bettie here

Too Sad

Irving Klaw, self-named the “Pin-up King,” was an influential American merchant of sexploitation, fetish, and Hollywood glamour pin-up photographs and films.
Early Klaw fetish models included Bettie Page.
Inspired by John Willie, Klaw also commissioned and distributed illustrated adventure/bondage chapter serials by fetish artists Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew and others,

Ready for the Camera

Attributed to Leone Frollo
With the camera and her smile, I wonder if she is meant to be Bettie Page?

Vintage Erotica

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Bettie Page
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Why has Bettie Page become such a fetish icon? Like Elivis she has, perhaps, more fame after her death!
I suppose I am a little cynical, but I don’t think she did more for kink than many other people at that time. Why haven’t the photographers like Bunny Yeager become just as famous? The machinations of popular culture are a mystery.
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