In Honour of Bettie Page

Photos by Eamon McCabe

 

Bettie Page, often referred to as ‘Queen of Pinups,’ was a 1950’s icon and has influenced artists for generations. She started off as a ‘camera club’ model and soon gained popularity as Miss January 1955 for Playboy. She started modelling after moving to New York City and soon posed for infamous photographers Bunny Yeager and Irvine Klaw whilst she was widely known in magazines Wink and Beauty Parade. Here is my shoot by Eamon McCabe wearing her trademark black bangs with a dash of vintage glamour…

 

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“The interesting thing about Bettie that I discovered was to leave mystery. She always retained a little mystery. Let there be some unknowns.”                                                                                                                    

 –Gretchen Mol

 

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“I was never the girl next door.”                                                                                                                                    

Bettie Page

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“It suggested forbidden fruit as well as apple pie.”

-Playboy Magazine on Bettie Page

 

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“I never kept up with the fashions. I believed in wearing what I thought looked good on me.”                    

Bettie Page

 tumblr_m1k2ycPdGa1qa70eyo1_1280Darling Bettie in 1956

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