The Many Lives of Bettie Page


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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Pin-up queen Bettie Page is more popular today than she was at the height of her career in the 1950s. Cristen and Caroline explore Bettie's biography, her pinup legacy and why many feminists consider her an icon.

Episode Sources:

"Bettie Page Reveals All" http://bettiepagemovie.com/

"'Bettie Page Reveals All' is a great title, but a misleading one" http://www.avclub.com/review/bettie-page-reveals-all-is-a-great-title-but-a-mis-106042

"The Original Wrecking Ball" http://www.newsweek.com/2013/11/15/original-wrecking-ball-243952.html

"Pinup Queen Bettie Page Dies at 85" http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-page12-2008dec12-story.html#page=1

"Bettie Page Talks God, Love and Bondage" http://www.americansuburbx.com/2013/05/interview-interview-with-bettie-page-1998.html

"Not the Pin-Up We Played Her For: An Interview with Bettie Page" http://www.nerve.com/dispatches/page/pinuplegend

"Bunny and Bettie: The Photographer Who Immortalized a '50s Sex Goddess" http://time.com/119243/who-was-bunny-yeager/

"Bettie Page: The Case of the Vanishing Pinup" http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-case-of-the-vanishing-pinup-19891116

"From the Stacks: 'Chicks and Chuckles'" http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116626/margaret-talbot-bettie-page

"Male Fans Made Bettie Page a Star, but Female Fans Made Her an Icon" http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/01/male-fans-made-bettie-page-a-star-but-female-fans-made-her-an-icon/282794/

"Bettie Page: Interpreting an Icon" http://feministing.com/2008/12/16/bettie_page_interpreting_an_ic/

"The Real Bettie Page: The Truth About the Queen of Pinups" https://books.google.com/books?id=aA4qgfLLA-oC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Topics in this Podcast: Beauty, fashion, history