R.I.P. Bettie Page
I'm sure most of you have heard this news from one source or another, but famous pin-up queen Bettie Page passed away this past Thursday night after suffering from an initial heart attack on December 2nd. She was 85 years old.
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Who was Bettie Page? CLICK HERE (WARNING: CONTAINS IMAGES NOT MEANT FOR CHILDREN!) for the most comprehensive biography or HERE for a good summary.
The Bettie Page Phenomenon arose from obscurity in the 1980s due mostly to artist Dave Stevens' use of her images as the love interest in his period-piece comic book THE ROCKETEER, which was subsequently made into a movie by Disney Studios, starring as Jennifer Connelly as the Bettie Page character Jenny Blake. Sadly, artist Dave Stevens passed away earlier this year.
Rest in peace, Bettie... you have become an American icon and will remain forever young in my eyes. As my friend said in an email:
If heaven exists, I'd like to think Bettie and Dave Stevens are planning a candlelit Christmas Eve dinner at midnight. They're both 25 years young, together in a perfect world. RIP. Respectfully, Charlie Roberts