Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fascinating Article on Bettie by Ellsworth Boyd


Fascinating article from Bettieville about Bettie's last pictures (Source):


"The year was 1957. I was lifeguarding in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, one of a dozen Ocean City, Maryland Beach Patrol nomads who made the sunshine state pilgrimage in the late 1950s and early 1960s. There weren't many lives to save in the calm waves off this party town that one of the guys dubbed, "Ft. Liquordale." The beach was the focal point of social activity, and pretty girls were as bountiful as seashells on a shoreline that stretched more than five miles from Port Everglades to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. But of all the girls I had seen in my six-month beach tenure, none were more beautiful nor more stunning than Bettie Page.
-- Ellsworth Boyd Skin Diver 50th Anniversary Edition" Read whole article here.

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