Man, this is a sad day. She was, my favorite 50's pinup girl...
very different from the rest, and uncommonly not-blond, as everyone else. She was a interesting woman, with a colorful, and sometimes tragic life. For a taste of it, check out the astonishingly equal beauty of Gretchen Mol's characterisation, in the movie "The Notorious Bettie Page"
A legendary pinup girl whose photographs in the nude,bondage and in naughty-but-nice poses appeared in men's magazines and private stashes across America in the 1950s and set the stage for the sexual revolution of the rebellious '60s, died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 85.
Read the article here:
here's a little site of photos, in case you have somehow missed this beauty.
and her official site:
http://www.bettiepage.com/photos/index.html -if you can get in, you are lucky right now.
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she is gone, but her images will last forever