Thursday, 2 April 2015

B = Bound Bettie Page




Bettie Mae Page (22 April 1923 - 11 December 2008) was one of the most famous pin up models. She still is considered with her blue eyes and her girl-next-door look to be the most wonderful example of naughtiness.

From a home of six children Bettie was a free spirited girl. As the Salutatorian of her class, Bettie won a $100 scholarship to Peabody College where she studied education while dreaming of becoming an actress.

In February 1943, Bettie married her boyfriend of two years, Billy Neal (the marriage would last 4 years). After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from Peabody College, Bettie moved to San Francisco to be with her husband. It was in San Francisco that Bettie got her first modeling job at a local furrier where Bettie modeled fur coats for clients.

Bettie Page made bondage pictures at the end of the forties, begin fifties with Irving Klaw and his sister Paula Klaw. They sold it "Damsels in distress" pictures. Bettie Page later stated that Irving and Paula Klaw only wanted to take pictures if there were some bondage pictures in the session as well. Her bondage pictures in black and white are still today a cult in bondage photography.


Madonna's bra before Madonna was born!
















10 comments:

  1. Wow Han...I knew who Bettie Page was as a famous pinup but never knew about her bondage side. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Hugs and blessings...
    Cat

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    1. And I was thinking it was a well known fact... LOL. Yes she was more famoud for her pin up model work. But I only knew her as a bondage girl. Strange how we look at same things from a different perspective...

      Thank you for your comment, Cat,
      Han

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    1. I'm very pleased you like those Anna, I really enjoyed looking at your pictures as well...

      Smile,
      Thank you for your comment,
      I appreciate it very much,

      Han

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    1. She was with me ever since I was very young. One of the first bound ladies as a matter of fact. Well, every bit of knowledge is worth sharing...

      Thank you for your comment, Leigh,
      Han

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  4. I have never heard of this lady but she must have been a brave woman.
    I like her (Madonna), bh

    Take care,
    Mona Lisa

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    1. A very brave woman in those days, Mona Lisa. The madonna bra was not so new after all, now was it? Well I thought really every one would know this woman, because she is so well known to me. LOL

      Smile to you Mona Lisa
      and thank you for your comment,

      Han

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  5. Learn something new everyday. We do seem to learn from our elders, like the Madonna bra, we just never knew where these fashions came from. I think it is great that she did these shots

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    1. Yes in those days it was very brave to do these pictures, Blonde! She is a wonderful and beautiful brave woman.

      Glad you have learned this from your elder,
      Big smile,

      Han

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