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Bettie Page 36-24-37

Bettie Page  36-24-37

Pictured above:  Bettie Page

VAV!/August 13, 2013

Bettie Page was worshiped, celebrated and criticized, but this iconic 1950′s Queen of Pin-ups and Pin-up heroine became an obsession who bewitched and enchanted worshiping followers...yesterday and today.

An enchantress, Bettie was born, Betty Mae Page, April 11, 1923 in Jackson, Tennessee, southwest of Nashville.  Bettie was the second of six children growing up in a family so financially strapped, she was quoted as saying 'we were lucky to get an orange in our Christmas stockings.' Financial hardships weren't the only worries on Bettie's mind as a child. It's said that Page's father had molested all of the girls in the family. What is known, however by all reports,  is that Bettie's father was eventually sent to prison, and for a period in her life, she lived in an orphanage. By ten years of age, her parents had divorced bringing on a period of change...

In spite of all of this turmoil and tragedy, and likely not in her wildest dreams, did Bettie predict that one day she would become an unforgettable underground icon known as 'the girl with the perfect figure'.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 July 2014 07:36 )

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The Decades - Pin-Ups

Great American Pin-Up

Great American Pin-Up

Art Work by Gil Elvgren "Miss Sylvania"

VAV!/December 20, 2011/With Interview by Rebecca E. Parsons and Louis K. Meisel of the Louis K. Meisel Gallery

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Last Updated ( Monday, 16 September 2013 21:34 )

The Decades - Pin-Ups

Their Own Pin-Ups

Their Own Pin-Ups

Pin-Up girls have been a part of the American landscape and history since the 1890s, but became most popular in the 1940s during World War II.

Many "pin ups" were the...

Last Updated ( Friday, 01 July 2011 05:08 )

 

 

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TCM Classic Film Festival - A Journey

VAV!/March 26, 2015 The TCM Classic Film Festival is THE place where movie buffs of all ages, from around the globe, assemble to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world's most iconic venues, and with the gifted artists who made them. "The theme of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival is History According to Hollywood. The Old West. Medieval England. Ancient Rome. Hollywood has found endless inspiration in re-creating historical moments and bringing to life the heroes and villains of the past, creating a form of time travel for audiences through the ages and around the world. These films, however, are not always true to the historical record—filmmakers have often created works about the past that are a reflection of the period in which they were made, or change facts to suit their storyline. The 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival will explore how cinema has shaped how we view, and remember, history." - TCM

 

Avanti - Raymond Loewy, Designer

Pictured above: Raymond Loewy (1893-1986) Preliminary studies for Studebaker "Avanti" automobile Study 1/Fluid marker on paper, March 22, 1961/American Treasures of the Library of Congress VAV!/March 22, 2015 On March 22, 1961, industrial designer Raymond Loewy (November 5, 1893 – July 14, 1986) completed sketches for a futuristic sports car at the request of Sherwood Egbert, the newly appointed president of the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend, IN.  It was Egbert's hope that Loewy, would be able to design a totally new car that would capture the imagination of future customers and at the same time, boost the company's dipping profits.

 

Avanti - Raymond Loewy, Designer

Pictured above: Raymond Loewy (1893-1986) Preliminary studies for Studebaker "Avanti" automobile Study 1/Fluid marker on paper, March 22, 1961/American Treasures of the Library of Congress VAV!/March 22, 2015 On March 22, 1961, industrial designer Raymond Loewy (November 5, 1893 – July 14, 1986) completed sketches for a futuristic sports car at the request of Sherwood Egbert, the newly appointed president of the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend, IN.  It was Egbert's hope that Loewy, would be able to design a totally new car that would capture the imagination of future customers and at the same time, boost the company's dipping profits.

 

Avanti - Raymond Loewy, Designer

Pictured above: Raymond Loewy (1893-1986) Preliminary studies for Studebaker "Avanti" automobile Study 1/Fluid marker on paper, March 22, 1961/American Treasures of the Library of Congress VAV!/March 22, 2015 On March 22, 1961, industrial designer Raymond Loewy (November 5, 1893 – July 14, 1986) completed sketches for a futuristic sports car at the request of Sherwood Egbert, the newly appointed president of the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend, IN.  It was Egbert's hope that Loewy, would be able to design a totally new car that would capture the imagination of future customers and at the same time, boost the company's dipping profits.

 

Avanti - Raymond Loewy, Designer

Pictured above: Raymond Loewy (1893-1986) Preliminary studies for Studebaker "Avanti" automobile Study 1/Fluid marker on paper, March 22, 1961/American Treasures of the Library of Congress VAV!/March 22, 2015 On March 22, 1961, industrial designer Raymond Loewy (November 5, 1893 – July 14, 1986) completed sketches for a futuristic sports car at the request of Sherwood Egbert, the newly appointed president of the Studebaker Corporation in South Bend, IN.  It was Egbert's hope that Loewy, would be able to design a totally new car that would capture the imagination of future customers and at the same time, boost the company's dipping profits.

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