the notorious bettie page

bettiepage-bettie0661 Bettie Page dies of pneumonia at 85.

85 is a respectable run. She lived long enough to sink into obscurity, then see her image re-emerge as an icon. She became instantly recognizable, a kind of visual shorthand. How many people get to experience that?

As a fellow bangs-wearer: Kudos, Miss Page. You set the bar. And check out this photo taken just a few years ago, when she was 80:


Still got 'em!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. p roberts
    Dec 12, 2008 @ 11:53:15

    Page made it into a few mainstream movies too, didn’t she?

    “Mainstream”? No, I wouldn’t call them that. -ed.

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