Bettie Page rose to fame in the 1950s for her pin-up photos. She is often referred to as the “Queen of Pinups.”
In 1959, Page became an Evangelical Christian. After her fame wore off Bettie Page’s later years were marked by depression, violent mood swings, and several years in a state psychiatric hospital suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.
On the 28th of October, 1972 Bettie was arrested. When police answered a call placed by her ex-husband Harry Lear. When they arrived on scene they found him and Bettie out on the front yard with Bettie hitting Harry, repeatedly punching and verbally attacking him.
Bettie would stay at Jackson Memorial Hospital, a state mental care facility for six months spending most of the time under suicide watch. At age 56, Bettie was arrested again. She had stabbed her elderly landlords on the afternoon of April 19, 1979 in an unprovoked attack, during a fit of insanity.
Bettie Page died from a heart attack on December 11th 2008
David Bowie & Twiggy, from the cover shoot for Bowie’s Pin Ups, 1973, by Justin de Villeneuve.
“[Twiggy and I] met Bowie a few times socially, and he mentioned that he wanted to be the first man on the cover of Vogue. I called them to suggest this, with Twiggy, of course, and after a bit of a hoo-ha, they agreed.
Bowie was working on Pin Ups in Paris, so we flew there to do the shoot. When Twigs and Bowie were together and lit up, I looked through the viewfinder and realised that David was pure white, whereas Twiggy was tanned from a holiday in Bermuda. There was a moment of panic because I knew it would look bizarre; but the makeup artist suggested drawing masks on them, and this worked out even better.
I remember distinctly that I’d got it with the first shot. It was too good to be true.
When I showed Bowie the test Polaroids, he asked if he could use it for the Pin Ups record sleeve. I said: ‘I don’t think so, since this is for Vogue. How many albums do you think you will sell?’ ‘A million,’ he replied. ‘This is your next album cover!’ I said. When I got back to London and told Vogue, they never spoke to me again.”
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My Little Sweetheart is a collaborative effort among some of the fandom’s talented artists to bring you your favorite equines re-imagined as sexy humans! Our fifth iteration is going to be our first Valentines Day release!
We have a larger cast of new artists, like Epictones, Figgot, Theartrix and Lumineko , joining old favourites like Megasweet, Lizombie and Atryl! The art book will features over 100 pinups of your favorite characters complete with an additional sketch section by some of the artists in the book!
All proceeds of My Little Sweetheart 5 will go towards the American Heart Association.
My Little Sweetheart is a collaborative effort among some of the
fandom’s talented artists to bring you your favorite characters re-imagined
as sexy humans! This year, we are releasing the fifth installment in the
Featuring a larger
cast of new artists joining old favorites, the art book
features over 100 pinups with an additional sketch section by some of the
artists in the book!
For more updates on this and similar projects, go follow the CC tumblr! (〜￣▽￣)〜