Friday, December 12, 2008

There Was Something About Her

I'm not sure what it was but it made people take notice. Even decades after her "notorious" pin-ups photos and racy movies were made she still managed to remain an eye-catching icon. She was the girl next door and all kinds of woman at the same time. THE pin-up girl.

Dave Stevens, creator of The Rocketeer, first began to pay tribute to Page by featuring her heavily in his work in the 80s, her image then became a common theme in various scenes during the 90s, and finally she reached pop culture icon status with an explosion in popularity along with the rise of the internet over the past decade. Bettie Page was 85.

1 comment:

Charlie Wilkins said...

Interesting how she stayed out of the public spotlight for so long, and lived such a quiet life... you have to respect that.

Took me a minute to work out she died though man... just saying...

Nice write up, Brand. Damn shame we had to lose another icon.