Thursday, February 01, 2007

Barbi Benton Revived Interest in Bettie Page .....

The Playboy model Barbi Benton revived interest in Bettie as some considered the younger woman to be in her image. Then in 1978, Belier Press began to reprint some of the pictures from the private camera club sessions, which reintroduced Page to a new generation. Within a few years, Page became an icon of the 1950s, her renewed fame rivalling Marilyn Monroe's. This renewed attention raised the inevitable question: what had happened to Bettie Page since the late 1950s? Many joined the search. (source)

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