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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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ACADEMY ANNOUNCES HOLLYWOOD COSTUME EXHIBITION-RELATED PROGRAMMING

Special Screenings, Live Discussions through February 2015 VAV!/September 15, 2014/BEVERLY HILLS, CA The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will complement the groundbreaking exhibition Hollywood Costume with a series of special screenings and live discussions exploring costume design as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling. Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy, Hollywood Costume will be on view October 2, 2014, through March 2, 2015, in the historic Wilshire May Company building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Visitors who purchase tickets to Hollywood Costume will receive free admission to Academy events held on the same day. Tickets are on sale now at www.oscars.org/HC. Hollywood Costume is sponsored by Swarovski. Exhibition-related public programs include: The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume CollaborationsSaturdays, October 4 through December 20This screening series explores the relationship specific Hollywood costume designers have developed with directors, whether over large bodies of work or in concentrated periods of creative collaboration, spanning the silent era to present day. A diverse range of costume designers will speak about their work with noted directors: Mary Zophres on Ethan and Joel Coen, Mark Bridges on Paul-Thomas Anderson, Marilyn Vance on John Hughes, Jeffrey Kurland on Woody Allen, and Deborah Nadoolman Landis on John Landis. TICKETING Visitors who purchase tickets to Hollywood Costume will receive free admission to Academy events held on the same day. Visitors must present their Hollywood Costume ticket at the Bing Theater Box Office for free admission. Exhibition tickets for Hollywood Costume are on sale now at www.oscars.org/HC. Admission: $20 Adults ǀ $15 Seniors (62+) ǀ $10 for students with ID and children under 13. The Bing Theater is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) campus.Public program tickets are $5 for the general public, $3 for Academy members, LACMA Film Club members and students with a valid ID. Doors open one hour prior to each event. All seating is unreserved. For more information, visit oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600. LOCATION & PARKINGHollywood Costume is on view at the Wilshire May Company building, 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Contact: 310-247-3049; HollywoodCostume@oscars.org Parking is $12 and available at the Pritzker Parking Garage on 6th Street just east of Fairfax Avenue, and the LACMA lot on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue. Additional parking is available at the Petersen Automotive Museum parking lot on Fairfax just south of Wilshire, the Museum Square parking lot on Curson Avenue, and metered spaces on 6th Street. The Wilshire May Company building is easily accessible via public transportation. Visit Metro.net for details. Visit www.oscars.org/HC for more information. CREDITSHollywood Costume is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Swarovski is the presenting sponsor of Hollywood Costume. The crystal house has provided the all-important sparkle to Hollywood's wardrobes since the 1930s, when Swarovski crystals began to light up the silver screen in classic films like Gone with the Wind, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Breakfast at Tiffany's. In recent years, Swarovski has worked closely with talents in costume and set design on blockbusters including Black Swan, Skyfall and The Great Gatsby, and its crystals have been the key creative ingredient in the dazzling set design for the Academy Awards® since 2007. Additional support is provided by Pirelli and the Blavatnik Family Foundation. --># # # ABOUT THE ACADEMYThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners — the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies. FOLLOW THE ACADEMYwww.oscars.orgwww.facebook.com/TheAcademywww.youtube.com/Oscarswww.twitter.com/TheAcademy

 

Miss America Kira Kazantsev Crowned in Atlantic City

Pictured above:  Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015 In the City Where It All Began, Miss New York is Named Miss America 2015 VAV!/ATLANTIC CITY, NJ/September 14, 2014 Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2015 tonight at the birthplace of the legendary competition in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. The Miss America Finals were broadcast live on ABC. Kira's acceptance of the highly-prized crown is just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the nation during her year of service as Miss America 2015. She will embark on her national speaking tour about her platform, Love Shouldn't Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence and act as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals, is the national platform partner of the Miss America Organization.

 

President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL”

Pictured above: President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on the U.S. Counterterrorism strategy to combat ISIL, in the Cross Hall of the White House, Sept. 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) VAV!/September 11, 2014/Washington "ISIL is not "Islamic." No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria's civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor by the people it subjugates. ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way." - President Obama "ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple." In an address from the State Floor of the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama spoke to the nation about ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) -- and a comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.  Ushering in a new military front in the Middle East, President Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, along with expanded strikes in Iraq.

 

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Joan Rivers

Pictured above: Joan Rivers at a Benefit Concert/Taken on March 24, 2010/Photographer: Bob Jagendorf/flickr/CC VAV!/September 4, 2014/New York/NY The legendary comedian and fashion critic, Joan Rivers, died at 1:17 pm EST on September 4, 2014 at Mount Sinai in New York. Her death came a week after suffering a cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure. She was 81.  An investigation is being made into her death. For decades Rivers made America laugh with a  humor that was both scathing and satirical.  She focused on the lives of celebrities and high profile figures.  Joan, a groundbreaking comedian with a career of over five decades, became a household name in 1965 where she appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show ,hosted by Johnny Carson, whom she also recognized as her mentor.  She became a substitute host on the Show in 1983.

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