Friday, December 12, 2008

Bettie Page Is Dead

Reuters, among many other news outlets, reports that the real great sex symbol of the mid-20th century died yesterday of pneumonia at age 85.

Her life probably wasn't what she wanted or expected it to be, and it certainly wasn't what her many fans wanted or expected. (The latter may be a very good thing, actually.) But she always had that twinkle in her eye, and, towards the end of her life, she was able to benefit from the growing resurgence of her modeling work and the appreciation of her fans. And that's not so bad.

Farewell, Bettie. At least they're spelling your name correctly now.

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