Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bettie Page News and Update

According to a Bettie Page site on Squido, Bettie is now in a nursing home.

"For those of you following the situation, Bettie had pneumonia and a kidney condition that put her in the hospital in December 2007. She became well enough to be released to a nursing home in January. As of now, she is still bed-ridden in the nursing home and her condition has stabilized but not improved significantly.

Bettie celebrated her 85th birthday on April 22, 2008: Congratulations, Bettie! Her caregivers are reading her the fan letters and cards from her many admirers and they say she really enjoys that. No new updates have happened as of late.

Cards and well-wishes may be sent to the following address and they will be forwarded along to her. Please remember to only send items that are appropriate for an elderly, Christian-oriented woman. "

Bettie Page
c/o Scoutmaster Steve Brewster
2641 South 53rd Street
Kansas City, KS 66106
I have really been pondering this ... Bettie Page is one of the few icons who has survived to old age. Most of the early icons: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, James Dean... and others burned out way to young and were gone way to young. Yet Bettie has survived and will be remembered forever young. Amazing isn't it?