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This completes my collection of Bettie Page Bondage images. And yes I do have many of her other images as well.
Born Apr 22, 1923 Died Dec 11, 2008.
Her image captured the imagination of a generation with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality, during an era of 1950s sexual repression.
Born in Nashville to a part-Cherokee mother (aha the reason for that raven hair). She grew up in a family so poor "we were lucky to get an orange in our Christmas stockings."
Bettie acted in high school plays and was a straight-A student. She graduated from Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville on a Daughters of the American Revolution scholarship in 1944, and went on to study drama in New York. Her notorious career began in October 1950, while on a break from her job as a secretary in a New York office. An amateur photographer admired her curvy body and asked her to pose. Nudity didn't bother her, she said, likening it to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
In 1951, Bettie started working with Irving Klaw, a photographer who specialized in S&M. He cut her hair into the dark bangs that became her trademark, and posed her in spiked heels and little else. Bettie began to attain renown as the "Queen of Bondage," known for her bangs, saucy come-hither looks, and controversial sadomasochistic poses.
To the best of my knowledge Bettie never collected a dime of royalitys for her images though several companies made and still make a fortune selling her images -- The images you see here are the ones in open public distrubition.