1950s pinup model Bettie Page dies in LA at 85

I don’t post too many articles on celebrities, and their deaths, but I thought that some of my readers are into alternative things and may have missed this one…

Bettie Page, the famous pin-up model that lightened up the prudish 50’s with her sexy pin-up photos died yesterday. I was introduced to her by taking a peak at my dad’s Playboys(she was one of the first in Playboy), and later in the 90’s a lot of the cartoon art in the sleeves of CD’s were based on her pin-up “look”. All good…

She lived two distinct lives. The beginning of her life, she did all her modelling, got into hot water for being immoral, became an icon of women’s sexuality, and that nudity is natural. The later part of her life, she found god, and became born again(bummer). At least up to the end, she was never regretful in having posed nude. She was an icon of modern open minded society…I will celebrate her life by wearing my Bettie Page t-shirt to the staff party tonight. Should go over well… 😉

[From The Associated Press: 1950s pinup model Bettie Page dies in LA at 85]