Friday, May 28, 2010

Bettie Page Rules! (Who didn't know that?)

Bettie Page Rules!Bettie Page rules! If ever there was a reason to believe in love at first sight, that reason would be Bettie Page. But what did Bettie offer that other's didn't?

A firsthand account of life behind the lens of the 1950s pinup scene with Bettie Page Rules!

This book is bursting at the seams with all-new pinup paintings from Silke, capturing the 1950s’ most beautiful woman in sizzling detail, not to mention an incredible selection of never-before-seen photos of Bettie. You have to see it to believe it! Book measures 12-inches tall x 9-inches wide and is full color. 128 pages.

Jim Silke Bettie Page Portfolio Art CollectionBettie Page Portfolio Art Collection One of glamour art's most gifted illustrators, again, Jim Silke presents a series of beautiful, painted images of his best-known inspiration, the incomparable Bettie Page. Originally created for Bettie Page Rules, this suite includes previously unpublished pencil studies as well as the finished color pieces. Dark Horse is proud to continue our series of portfolios with this set of charming and provocative renditions of the queen of the pinups.

This set of full-color pictures are text free and suitable for framing. The back of the folder pictures all the interior images, so they can be viewed in the store without having to open the package.

Two great books with photos you can frame : )

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Play Your Cards Right With Bettie Page

Bettie page standard deck of playing cards.
Now honestly .... is there anything standard about our Bettie?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Bettie Page Memorabilia

Why is everyone looking for Bettie page Memorabilia?

When it comes to “Bettie Page”, two of her most memorable and distinctive personal attributes were her smile; deep, dark black hair and childlike abandon. A more personal trait that she projected was her ability to light up a room with her child like abandon and beauty. This 6-inch “Bettie Page” Action Figure embodies the elegance and sex appeal that she presented. With the sexy pose and the likeness that this action figure embraces, this is unquestionably a personal characteristic that many people would enjoy.

While looking through approximately a dozen art portrait-related websites, boldly stood out. Widely known for their exotic pin-up art, they definitely have several spectacular pieces.

While “Bettie Page” was the focus of this post. I discovered many awesome patriotic-related pin-up artwork that I would like to share. WWII was a tough and extremely violent war, but there are some unique and vintage pin-up artwork available. Here’s a vintage lady luck WWII pin-up metal sign, along with a beautiful Memphis Belle B-17 pin-up winged metal sign. Both of these signs show the beauty and grace of pin-up artwork during WWII.

I’m always looking for additional suggestions. If you know or have stumbled across some distinctive “Bettie Page” related products, or information not on this site, please post them in the comment section.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dylan's "Christmas in the Heart," and a Tribute to Bettie Page

I'm a little late getting this up ... but, better late than never. Bob Dylan has come out with his first Christmas Album called "Christmas in the Heart," which also pays tribute to the late Bettie Page.

Bettie Page appears on the back page of the album booklet, in an image of the famed pinup artist's, Olivia, Christmas drawing of Bettie Page. This album is available now in stores and online on

The 2009 holiday release, Dylan's 47th album and follows the worldwide success of his album Together Through Life. In a commitment to ending hunger, all of Bob Dylan's U.S. current and future royalties from sales of Christmas In The Heart will be donated in perpetuity to Feeding America, guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to over 1.4 million people in need in this country during this year's holiday season. There are 15 tracks including 'Here Comes Santa Claus', 'Winter Wonderland', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' and many others.

Honestly, as you know; Page became a devout Christian when she left her modeling years. This very humble and nice gesture by Dylan would probably please her very much.

Check out a few of Dylan's Videos.

Bob Dylan " Must Be Santa" directed by Nash Edgerton (he's the one that jumps through the glass window) :

Bob Dylan * Little Drummer Boy :
It's an animated video conceived, hand-painted and directed by artist and filmmaker Jeff Scher .

Friday, May 29, 2009

Real Bettie Page Interview from 1996 - Her Own Words

Entertainment reporter Tim Estiloz chatted face-to-face with the REAL Bettie Page in this exclusive "one on one" 1996 TV Interview. In this rare recorded interview -The REAL Bettie Page herself candidly recounts in-depth and with humor, multiple anecdotes about her life and modeling career. This story has not been seen publicly since it's initial and only 1996 broadcast.

Estiloz had the exclusive opportunity to meet with the reclusive Bettie Page... during a unique and brief situation where she was assisting to promote her authorized biography "Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin Up Legend" at the time of publication. In her 70's at the time - Bettie was lively and in good health... and Estiloz says "a joy" to talk to - and an unforgettable moment for him.

This story is an extremely rare tribute to the beautiful, iconic Bettie Page - and a gift to fans who only know her through her photos. Now - fans can hear Bettie Page speak in her own words... bringing her soothing and vibrant Southern accented voice and personality to life.

This story was written and produced by entertainment reporter, Tim Estiloz ... and Tim considers himslef very blessed to have gained Bettie's trust for this rare opportunity. God Bless you Bettie.ALL photographs and images in this story came from the aforementioned Bettie Page biography - and their usage in this story was legally authorized by... and with the full cooperation and permission of the publisher.A Hi- Definition video and audio version is also available for viewing - also on "FilmFanTV"

Be sure to visit Tim's website: www.TimEstiloz.com

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bettie Page Funeral and Gravesite

Burial::Westwood Memorial Park Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCalifornia, USA
Maintained by: Find A GraveRecord added: Dec 12 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 32128419
(source: Find A Grave)
To view Bettie Page's Funeral please visit the Baltimore Sun Coverage (Photos are copyrighted so I cannot load them here ... see them at this link)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bettie Page Interred at Westwood Cemetery 12/16/08

Birth: Apr. 22, 1923
Madison County
Tennessee, USA

Death: Dec. 11, 2008
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Burial: Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County California, USA

Source: Find a Grave