Some people collect vinyl. Some people collect art. Ian Sundahl collects films, and many of them feature a whole lot of sex.
Inshe departs for New York City, where she enrolls in an acting class. Amateur photographer Jerry Tibbs discovers her walking on the beach at Coney Island and she agrees to model for him. He suggests she restyle her hair with the bangs that would become her trademark.
A native of Nashville, TennesseePage lived in California in her early adult years before moving to New York City to pursue work as an actress. There, she found work as a pin-up modeland posed for dozens of photographers throughout the s. InPage converted to evangelical Christianity and worked for Billy Graham studying at Bible colleges in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregonwith the intent of becoming a missionary.
In the s a pretty girl from Nashville named Bettie Page became the most famous model of her time -- in certain circles. Marilyn Monroe followed a nude calendar photo into Hollywood stardom, but Bettie Page's fame was within the specialist market of pin-ups and bondage photography. She was tied, trussed, handcuffed, chained and restrained while wearing high heels, nylons, garter belts, corsets and pointy brassieres, or nothing much at all, and yet her posing was so unaffected and her attitude so cheerful that she was like sunshine in the dark world of porn.
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Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner's biography of s erotic icon Bettie Page — an enigmatic beauty who brought her trademark voluptuous curves, jet-black bangs and palpable sense of good-natured fun to cheeky men's-magazine layouts as well as seriously kinky bondage photos — is an oddly lifeless affair, though Gretchen Mol's sunny performance almost Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Created with Sketch.