Real Bettie Page: The Truth About the Queen of Pinups

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Citadel Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
A colorful portrait of the 1950s cheesecake model includes her popularity as a pinup girl, her arrest for attempted murder, and her commitment to a mental hospital. Reissue. (A New Line Cinema film, releasing March 2006, directed by Mary Harron, starring Gretchen Mol & Lili Taylor) (Biography).
 

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Still more interesting women. Bettie Page was a pin-up model of the 1950s, once the subject of a Congressional investigation for posing for pictures in fetish attire. She dropped out of sight around ... Read full review

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This book is written in a negative tabloid style to defame Bettie Page by uncovering dirt on her. She called it a pack of lies, but appreciated the last chapter, which exposed the corruption and mismanagement of her first biographer and agent, Swanson. Foster seems unable to focus on anything but negativity, and did not honour Page's memory or spirit adequately. 

Contents

Who Is Bettie Page?
7
Bettie and Billy
15
Changes
22
Falling in Love
33
Camera Club Darling
41
Movie Star NewsOf Pinups and Bondage
65
Trials and Tribulations
78
Salvation
89
Insanity
124
Have You Seen This Pinup Queen?
133
The Battle of Bettie
150
Bettiemania
163
Memory and Desire
170
Bettie Page on the World Wide Web
183
An Inventory
193
Sources
209

Servant of
99
Disintegration
109

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