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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:30 PM
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Bettie Page is in a coma. (via LBN)
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:31 PM
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1. Healing wishes for her.
She was so. Damn. Hot. back in the day.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:54 PM
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2. Do you have a confirmation for the date that photo was taken?
I am guessing 1964.

Definitely beautiful; and best wishes to a speedy recovery.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:07 PM
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3. she's 85 so you do the math :-)
seriously, toad, i think she has been ill for a very long time, she has had a terrible struggle w. her mental health over the past few decades

so we can pray for the best but "speedy" recovery just can't happen, methinks
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Titus Andronicus Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:09 PM
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4. She is a legend.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:12 PM
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5. Here is a more recent pic:


Totally darling.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:17 PM
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6. She is still beautiful.
:loveya:

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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:23 PM
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7. Yes.
Absolutely. :loveya:
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:24 PM
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8. Still a beauty
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:29 PM
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9. Good vibes to Ms. Page, I love her, but MPK, the last
time I did a Bettie Page thread it got locked. :(
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:31 PM
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10. Well, that sucks.
:(

Hopefully the lateness of the hour and the gravity of her situation will prevent shenanigans. :hug:
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:44 PM
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I hope so.
:hug: :hug:
(Hint: don't post any other pictures, if you know what I mean)
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:48 PM
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12. Oh yes.
I went to the 2nd page of google to find the "safe for work" pic in my OP. Her life and story are amazing.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:51 PM
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14. Have you seen the film "The Notorious Bettie Page?"
Great Movie. :)
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:55 PM
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15. Yes, about 6 months ago.
Amazing! I knew about her, but didn't know much about her story. I would love it if someone did a documentary on her someday, too.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:03 PM
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16. The funny thing is that I was looking at her classic photos earlier
tonight. She is a great woman. Here's an actual quote:
"Being in the nude isn't a disgrace unless you're being promiscuous about it. After all, when God created Adam and Eve, they were stark naked. And in the Garden of Eden, God was probably naked as a jaybird too!"
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:44 PM
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11. That is sad news
according to the article she was about to be released from the hospital after recovering from pneumonia.

Here's a portrait of her done by Dave Stevens, who helped bring her back into the public spotlight in the 80s by depicting her as the hero's girlfriend in his comic book The Rocketeer. Unfortunately, Stevens died from leukemia earlier this year. He was 52.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:50 PM
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13. Wow, that is gorgeous.
It really captures her sparkle.
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:06 PM
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17. Good prayers for a heroic lady.
There was no time harder to stand up against the prudishness of American culture than the 50s and 60s. She's one of my heroines--so kinky, and so happy and smart and human at the same time. O8)
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:04 AM
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18. Ah, hell
Sorry to hear that.

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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:13 AM
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19. Vibes to Bettie!
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cemaphonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:21 AM
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20. Bettie in Seattle (easily visible from I-5, just north of the University of Washington)
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