Monday, December 31, 2007

Bettie Page Hospitalized Christmas Week

I just read that Bettie Page was hospitalized Christmas week for pneumonia.

From Steve at

Dear Scouts, Your prayers are working. I just got a call from the hospital 3:58pm cst 12/27/07. Bettie does indeed have pneumonia but her condition is stabilized. Her care giver said this is very good news! They are giving her oxygen and treating her with antibiotics and even though she also has a kidney infection he is optimistic on her recovery. I’ll let you know as I hear more. Whatever you’re doing , keep it up! And Thanks to so very many of you for your calls and emails. Bettie forever…Scoutmaster Steve

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bettie Page's Playboy Christmas Pose ... 1955

Legendary pin-up model Bettie Page debuted in Playboy in 1955, trimming a Christmas tree and, in the words of Edgren, “wearing naught but a Santa Claus hat and a smile.” At the time, Page — a nice, studious, Christian girl from Nashville — had established herself as a favourite model of the era’s amateur photography clubs (which, because they didn’t sell their pictures, could get away with shooting more skin) and saucy men’s magazines like Wink and Modern Sunbathing. She is now the subject of Mary Harron’s new film The Notorious Bettie Page. Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho) delves into Page’s semi-lucrative sideline in the kinky bondage films and shoe fetish magazines produced by the brother-and-sister team of Irving and Paula Klaw (portrayed by Chris Bauer and Lili Taylor with good-natured, “oy vey!”-sputtering, brisket-chomping delight). Despite a traumatic past that included incest and gang rape, Page (a game Gretchen Mol in a shiny black wig) is almost freakishly innocent of the meaning of what she’s doing. When her boyfriend balks at one of her naughtier photo spreads, she assures him that she’s just playing dress-up for the Klaws’s “very nice, very respectable” clientele. And when a sleazy photographer asks how she balances her career with her faith, she says that Adam and Eve were naked in Eden, and God gave her a gift for making people happy by posing nude. So what’s a girl to do? (article found here)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Bettie Page Montage Tribute

A Tribute to Bettie Page I made set to "Black Betty"- by Spiderbait

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Get the Pinup Look - Step By Step

Here is how makeup artist Nicki Ledermann turned actress Gretchen Mol in iconic pin-up girl Bettie Page for the movie, The Notorious Bettie Page.

  • Skin Care: Shu Uemura rosewater toner, Epicuren Step 6 moisturizer, La Mer body lotion.

  • Foundation: Uslu Airlines airbrush foundation applied with an Uslu Airlines airbrush.

  • Shading: Bobbi Brown Taupe blush to enhance cheekbones, chin.

  • Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage under the foundation.

  • Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark.

  • Cheeks: Armani Sheer Blush #2 mixed with MAC Pinch’a’cheek.

  • Eye Shadow: Stila in Shell all over lid and Bobbi Brown’s Taupe in crease to lift lid.

  • Eye Liner: Bobbi Brown eyeliner gel in Black.

  • Brows: Bliss pencil in Brown.

  • Mascara: Kevyn Aucoin volumizing mascara in Black.

  • Lips: Shiseido lipstick in Red #10 with matching Shiseido lip pencil.
    Source: Makeup and Grace Magazine