Posts Tagged ‘Bettie Page’

In Memoriam…

Monday, February 23rd, 2009




Just a few of the stars who passed away last year that were not mentioned in last evenings Academy Award ceremony.


Lest we forget…


Ann Savage

ANN SAVAGE (1921-2008)


Eartha Kitt

EARTHA KITT (1927-2008)


Sam Bottoms

SAM BOTTOMS (1955-2008)



Robert Prosky

ROBERT PROSKY (1930-2008)


Beverly Garland



Irving Brecher

IRVING BRECHER (1914-2008)


Yma Sumac

YMA SUMAC (1922-2008)


Edie Adams

 EDIE ADAMS (1927-2008)


Anita Page

ANITA PAGE (1910 – 2008)


Fred Crane

FRED CRANE (1918-2008)



ESTELLE GETTY (1923-2008)


George Carlin

GEORGE CARLIN (1937-2008)


Harvey Korman

HARVEY KORMAN (1927-2008)




Funeral For Bettie Page…

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008


Bidding Bettie Page farewell


Bettie Page funeral


The pinup queen, who died Thursday at 85, was remembered at a private service conducted by the Rev. Robert Schuller.


By Louis Sahagun
Los Angeles Times
December 17, 2008


Legendary pinup queen Bettie Page was remembered at a private memorial service Tuesday as a taboo-breaking model who later gave it all up to become a devout Christian — only to reenter the public eye as a sexy trendsetter.


“So it is only fitting that her final resting place be here, not far from Marilyn Monroe’s final resting place,” said Mark Roesler, chairman of Indianapolis-based CMG Worldwide, which markets Page’s image, during the rite held at the Pierce Bros. Westwood Village Memorial Park.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Obit…Bettie Page

Friday, December 12th, 2008


Bettie Page dies at 85; pinup queen played a key role in the sexual revolution of the 1960s and later became a cult figure


Bettie Page

Pin-up Betty Mae Page is seen in the 1954 film Varietease. Page, the bombshell pin-up queen who both titillated and outraged Americans during her legendary career as a model and actress.


By Louis Sahagun
December 12, 2008


Bettie Page, the brunet pinup queen with a shoulder-length pageboy hairdo and kitschy bangs whose saucy photos helped usher in the sexual revolution of the 1960s, has died. She was 85.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Bettie Page in Coma…

Monday, December 8th, 2008


Bettie Page suffers heart attack



Bettie Page, the quintessential 1950s pinup girl who captivated men and women alike with her dark, glossy hair, naughty fetish photos and incredible knockout figure, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack. Page, 85, had the heart attack on Friday and has since been in intensive care, according to agent Mark Roesler. Roesler also stated that Page is critically ill.


Page had been in the hospital for three weeks prior to the heart attack battling a case of pneumonia. She was scheduled for release but was sidelined by the heart attack. She was then transferred to another hospital in Los Angeles. Page family friend Todd Mueller told the press that the former pinup is in a coma.


Page, who battled mental illness and became a Born Again Christian after her modeling career, has been reclusive for several years. Page rarely grants interviews and refuses to have her photo taken, having said that she prefers fans to remember her as she looked when she was a young woman.


Bettie Page Hospitalized…

Friday, December 5th, 2008


Model Bettie Page hospitalized after heart attack



Associated Press
December 5, 2008


Bettie Page, whose magazine photographs in bikinis and see-through lingerie helped her become one of the most notable models of the 20th century, was hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a heart attack, her agent said Friday.


“She’s critically ill,” Mark Roesler of the Curtis Management Group told The Associated Press.


He said she had the heart attack on Tuesday and was hospitalized Friday in the Los Angeles area.


A family friend, Todd Mueller, said Page was in a coma. When asked to confirm, Roesler said, “I would not deny that.” Roesler would not comment further on her condition.


Page, a secretary turned model, is credited with helping set the stage for the sexual revolution of the rebellious 1960s. She attracted national attention with magazine photographs of her sensuous figure that were tacked up on walls across the country.


Roesler said CMG has represented some of biggest celebrities over the decades, and that Page has been “one of our biggest clients. She’s right up there with Marilyn Monroe.”


Page’s photos included a centerfold in the January 1955 issue of then-fledgling Playboy magazine, as well as controversial sadomasochistic poses.


She later spent decades away from the public eye, and during that time battled mental illness and became a born-again Christian.


After resurfacing in the 1990s, she occasionally granted interviews but refused to allow her picture to be taken.


Mueller credits his business dealings with the model for bringing her out of seclusion. He said he first met her in 1989 when he offered her “a bunch of money” to show up at autograph signings.


“I probably sold 3,000 of her autographs, usually for $200 to $300,” he said. “Eleanor Roosevelt, we got $40-$50. … Bettie Page outsells them all.”