Friday, December 12, 2008

Bettie Page: 1923-2008

Legendary ‘50’s pin-up model, Bettie Page, passed away yesterday at 85. Her obituary in the NY Times is here. Mark Evanier has some comments here.

Out of the public eye and largely forgotten by a generation, she came back to notoriety after 30 years when artist and Rocketeer creator, Dave Stevens, “cast” her as the hero’s girlfriend in his laviously illustrated series of Rocketeer stories.

There are still lots of books and video compilations about her that you can pick up.

Dave passed away recently as well but a great new book about him is out now.

A few years ago they made a film about Bettie's life. Here's the trailer from "The Notorious Bettie Page":