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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

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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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Bettie Page
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