Friday, August 26, 2011

Inspiration Friday, Bettie Page, Before the PinUp

Bettie as a little girl and in high school, first row third from left

I recently read the book Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin-Up Legend. The book is filled with tons of pictures of Bettie, mostly from her pinup days. The pictures I loved most were the ones of Bettie before she became the legend she is. Bettie was born in Nashville, Tennessee and that's where most of these pictures were taken. I of course think that's pretty cool! ;o) Another fact about Bettie that I didn't know is that she made almost all of her clothing/costumes!



Bettie and her sister

Bettie and her sister

Bettie and her sister in the left picture and with a friend in the right picture

Bettie and her Mother

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.. and for those of you on the East Coast, keep safe! xo

12 comments:

Lizzy said...

I enjoyed looking these pictures, her sister was her twin?

art deco dame said...

I know her bangs are her staple look but I love her either way!

Mary Lou said...

oh how cute she was, i´ve never seen this fotos of her before, thank u so much for this great post, really enjoyed it!
love and kiss,mary

http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

Just a lazy morning said...

Beautiful!
xoxo

Johanna Öst said...

Thanks for sharing these! I'd seen many before but not the ones with her sister, they look like twins! Imagine if they had both gone into pinup modeling.

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.And watch-out folks for Irene if you live in the east coast. Richard from Amish Stories.

looloolooweez said...

Wow, Bettie and her sister really did look so alike. I found her high school photo amusing -- ask anyone which gal would end up a successful pin-up model, and she's the first one to pick out of that lineup! That attitude! Love it!

Hannah said...

Cannot believe how similar her and her sister look.Thanks for sharing. x

Miss Marie said...

Gorgeous pictures! I love the one in the off-the-shoulder top. And her high school picture is great - standing with her classmates, she's just got this style and sass which really draws your eye, even though she's not overtly posing.

melina bee said...

oh man, best inspiration post ever! I love love love Bettie and she's been the biggest fashion inspiration on me since I was 13. I love the photos of her with her sister, esp where they are showing off their legs in those long dresses

BaronessVonVintage said...

Wow, these are amazing!

MarieBayArea said...

bettie paige is a favorite. thanks for sharing these pics of her before she became famous. so pretty.

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