Louise Brooks
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Alfred Leland Crabb
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Bettie Page

Knowledge Identifier: +Bettie_Page


Bettie Page

American model who became famous in the 1950s for her pin-up photos add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1923.

Countries: United States (40%), Florida (23%), California (14%)

Main connections: Playboy, California, Florida

Linked to: Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Playboy, Hume-Fogg High School




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Bettie Page was born in 1923 add something


Rocketeer - His adventures are set in 1938 Los Angeles and New York, and Stevens gives them a retro, nostalgic feel influenced by the "King of the Rocket Men" movie serial, the syndicated "Commando Cody" TV series , and pinup diva Bettie Page


Alfred Leland Crabb - While teaching at Peabody in the 1940s, the typist for his manuscripts was a student, future Playboy centerfold Bettie Page


In 1943, she married high school classmate Billy Neal in a simple courthouse ceremony shortly before he was drafted into the Navy for World War II add something


Page graduated from Peabody with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1944 add something


In November 1947, back in the United States, she filed for divorce add something


In 1949, she moved to New York City , where she hoped to find work as an actress add something


Bonus footage added to the DVD release includes rare color film from the 1950s of Page playfully undressing and striking various nude poses for the camera add something


In 1950, while walking along the Coney Island shore, she met Jerry Tibbs, a police officer with an interest in photography add something


She dated industrial designer Richard Arbib in the 1950s add something


This attention raised the question among her new fans of what happened to her after the 1950s add something


Bangs (hair) - Influential people with bangs in modern times have included silent movie actress Louise Brooks, 1950s glamor model Bettie Page, the Beatles and actress Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Cleopatra


Her name and image became quickly known in the erotic photography industry; in 1951, her image appeared in men's magazines such as "Wink", "Titter", "Eyefull" and "Beauty Parade add something


From 1952 through 1957, she posed for photographer Irving Klaw for mail-order photographs with pin-up, bondage or sadomasochistic themes, making her the first famous bondage model add something


In 1953, Page took acting classes at the Herbert Berghof Studio, which led to several roles on stage and television add something


In 1954, during one of her annual vacations to Miami , Florida, Page met photographers Jan Caldwell, H. W. Hannau and Bunny Yeager add something


In 1955, Page won the title "Miss Pinup Girl of the World" add something


After Yeager sent shots of Page to "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner, he selected one to use as the Playmate of the Month centerfold in the January 1955 issue of the two-year-old magazine add something


Page was "Miss January 1955", one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for "Playboy" magazine add something


In 1957, Page gave "expert guidance" to the FBI regarding the production of "flagellation and bondage pictures" in Harlem add something


While pin-up and glamour models frequently have careers measured in months, Page was in demand for several years, continuing to model until 1957 add something


On New Year's Eve 1958, during one of her regular visits to Key West, Florida, Florida Page attended a service at what is now the Key West, Florida Temple Baptist Church add something


However, the most obvious reason for ending her modeling career and severing all contact with her prior life was her conversion to born-again Christianity while living in Key West, Florida. in 1959 add something


In 1959, Page converted to evangelical Christianity and went on to work for Billy Graham add something


During the 1960s, she attempted to become a Christian missionary in Africa, but was rejected for having had a divorce add something


Over the next few years she worked for various Christian organizations before settling in Nashville, Tennessee in 1963 add something


In 1976, Eros Publishing Co. published "A Nostalgic Look at Bettie Page", a mixture of photos from the 1950s add something


She moved to Southern California in 1979 add something


Foster's book immediately provoked attacks from her fans, including Hefner and Harlan Ellison, as well as a statement from Page that it was "full of lies," because they were not pleased that the book revealed a Los Angeles County Sheriff's police report that stated that she suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and, at age 56, had stabbed her elderly landlords on the afternoon of April 19, 1979 in an unprovoked attack during a fit of insanity add something


A cult following was built around her during the 1980s, of which she was unaware add something


After years of obscurity, she experienced a resurgence of popularity in the 1980s add something


In the early 1980s, comic book artist Dave Stevens based the female love interest of his hero Cliff Secord on Page add something


In 1984, London Enterprises, a producer of S&M films, added music and narration to 28 of Klaw's silent fetish movies for the two-volume video "Irving Klaw Bondage Classics" add something


In 1987, Greg Theakston started a fanzine called "The Betty Pages" and recounted tales of her life, particularly the camera club days add something


After Jim Silke made a large format comic featuring her likeness, Dark Horse Comics published a comic based on her fictional adventures in the 1990s add something


She was released in 1992 from Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, California County add something


In a 1993 telephone interview with "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" Page told host Robin Leach that she had been unaware of the resurgence of her popularity, stating that she was "penniless and infamous" add something


In 2003, Page allowed a publicity picture to be taken of her for the August 2003 edition of "Playboy" add something


Another biographical movie, "The Notorious Bettie Page" , follows her life from the mid-1930s through the late-1950s add something


Ann Dowd - In 2005, she starred opposite Gretchen Mol in "The Notorious Bettie Page", portraying Edna Page, Bettie Page's mother


In 2006, Page and Halo Guitars collaborated to produce a limited edition of custom guitars, released at the 2007 Winter NAMM show in southern California add something


In 2006, the "Los Angeles Times" ran an article headlined "A Golden Age for a Pinup", covering an autographing session at her current publicity company, CMG Worldwide add something

Bettie Page died in 2008 add something


According to long-time friend and business agent Mark Roesler, on December 6, 2008, Bettie Page was hospitalized in critical condition add something


Jessicka - In April 2009, Jessicka modeled for photographer Austin Young for the Bettie Page "Heaven Bound" art show


Academy award nominated director Mark Mori is scheduled to release the official authorized documentary biography, "Bettie Page Reveals All" in 2012 add something


In 2016, the mural was vandalized, leading to a restoration and the addition of drag star Divine add something