Why is the Queen of pin-up Bettie page spent 10 years in a psychiatric hospitalPictolic
It is called the Queen of pin-up: pretty Betty was famous for posing for photographs to create seductive images. But then something went wrong.
Thanks to her courage and looseness Betty find almost scintillate the same sexual revolution, shook Europe in the 1960s. "Lewd Bettie page" is the title of one of her biographies. Her signature bangs and bright red lipstick is part of pop culture, her identity still try on a new star.
This girl gave the impression of ease and lightness. And very few people knew that in fact she had to endure. For a start, fate has given her difficult childhood.
For a start, fate has given her difficult childhood. In 10 years, Betty became the free babysitter for my younger sisters father left the family, and the mother almost round the clock worked. Protestant orphanage for many years was for girls "substitute" home. As a substitute, let's face it...
No wonder Betty early in his youth dreamed of another life — in the glare of the spotlight and the adoration of the public. She wanted to be an actress, to be famous and never think about lack of money. The girl managed to find the time and money for lessons in the Studio of acting. It was not until 24 years of age, and then she moved to new York city: there were more possibilities.
The first seductive pictures Topless Betty did her boyfriend is a COP who in his spare time engaged in photography. Surprisingly, he was the first to come up with a way for his girlfriend: his pitch-black bangs, big curls, bright lips in high heels and fishnet stockings Betty looked a real femme fatale.
But not dangerous, and exciting and attractive, with a constant smile or lips made to be kissed. COP friend has created for her first portfolio and advised me to try myself as a model.
And Betty did it!! Perfect figure, beautiful face, and most importantly — the willingness to pose Nude was quickly done its job.
In 50 years, not all models agree on the oath. And Betty didn't mind. And it soon became the most popular model in the genre of erotic photos. Her image, what is called "shot". Worked with her well known photographers as Irving Clow, Cass Carr, Meg Riley, is constantly adding new "features" in their pictures. So from a small town girl emerged the Queen of pin-up.
This activity began to develop in the late nineteenth century. Artists and photographers have depicted beautiful girls for daily activities, but in piquant situations: they have a sudden gust of wind lifted up a full skirt, opening views underwear, he unbuttoned the starched shirt...
Pictures sexy girls put on magazine covers, postcards, and then began to use for advertising products. If this image was not vulgar: just a hint of sexuality, because in America with the Puritan mores of the time quickly would have denied any impropriety.
But it was enough and what was seen: winking beauty, Flirty lift the edge of the lush skirts, might bring to mind its promising look and a smile.
Betty Paige soon noticed and Directors: it began inviting Broadway play and the movie where she played an episodic but vivid role of the treacherous beauties-temptresses. The most famous photo of Betty on the cover of the Christmas issue of Playboy magazine: it only has red cap trimmed with white fur. Nude Betty is sitting at the decorated Christmas tree and slyly winks.
Then she struck nationwide fame: it was called "dark incarnation" of another star — Marilyn Monroe, "a vicious angel", and the nickname "Miss Pin-up" for a long time became almost the official title of Betty. Interestingly, she did not even have to study to pose for pin-up sessions.
It was like she was born for this: enjoy taking the right posture, not a bit ashamed, grasping on the fly tips photographers. She really likes to show her impeccable body to cause the admiration of men, and she was doing it sincerely. One who worked with her photographers said:
But as it turned out, even innocence can lead to fatal consequences. Once the scandal broke. Some young people during sexual experimentation with ropes died.
The Newspapers immediately came the message: the whole room was hung with the unfortunate pictures of Betty Paige. To them she posed in a black corset, tied, with gag in the mouth: the series of images were done to special order.
Puritan America sounded the alarm: that's what brings "salacious" photos! She, Betie Paige, to blame for the death of man! The court session was one thing after another, they are caused by photographers taking pictures of Betty. Fear of liability, they destroyed nearly all its archives. After this scandal, Betty announced that he is leaving show business.
Did this tragic event caused the end of her career? Possible. But Betty's career lasted a very long time for girls "pin-up": as much as 7 years. Models that have shot before, was kept in this business is not more than two or three months.
However, Betty herself later explained his departure by religious beliefs. In fact, in the late 50's Betty was a strong Christian, worked in the community and even going to go as a missionary to Africa, but she was banned, but was prevented by two divorces.
The fact that the most desirable women of America have unfortunately developed a personal life. The first time she married 20-year-old, but soon the husband joined the army, and then they broke up. Then, already in the status of the Queen of pin-up, she didn't want to associate themselves serious ties and were content with a fleeting novels. For some time she was with Richard Arbib is a rich industrialist, but he wasn't planning to marry her.
After the completion of his career, 35-year-old Betty married a second time, but after 5 years divorced. And the third time the marriage lasted 5 years, if someone put a curse on her. This time the breakup happened due to the fact that she failed to make friends with the children of her husband. And their children she had. After the third divorce Betty sank into a depression.
She had dreamed about a big and friendly family! But circumstances conspired against that dream. Then she disappeared from sight. Nothing about her was known. She did not communicate with journalists, and if it suddenly hailed on the street and asked: "You are Bettie page?", she replied that she doesn't know who we are. It got to the point that Playboy magazine has announced a reward of a thousand dollars to anyone who finds Betty and submit proof that she was alive.
What happened to her? As it turned out, Betty Paige was in a psychiatric hospital with the diagnosis "schizophrenia". Severe depression forced her to spend almost 10 years, and then she was under the supervision of: tried to attack the owner of the house in which she lived, and she was considered a danger to society. She lived 85 years, passed away in 2008. And the image of a young, seductive, provocative Betty is still in our hearts.