The Revival of Pin up
Through Bettie's shear magnetism of her photo work, and her mysterious disappearance from the public, played one of the most major roles, in the revival of Pin-up up culture. Bettie has amazing beauty, striking hair and features, and strong photographic presence, that makes it difficult for her image to leave your memory.
After her disappearance in the 50's her image slowly started turning up in the media. You would see her on flyers for movies, comics, or album covers, with her image on it, or women that look overwhelmingly similar. The more these images started appearing the more collectors started to dig up old photo's and magazines, and wonder what happened to Bettie Page, and were did she go? In the early to mid 90's her mania was reaching a fever pitch, and no one knew anything about her past 1957.
The break was on an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, When Betties brother appeared with an audio tape with Bettie on it. Proclaiming she was alive and well and didn't understand what all the fuss was about. Amazingly that is how Bettie remains to this day, still very private preferring not to be photographed or filmed.
Bettie will always live on. She has appeared in more magazine covers than Marilyn Monroe, and Cindy Crawford combined. Bettie is the definitive model of the century.
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