OG Pin-Up Girl Betty Page Dies

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Betty Page, the 1950s pin-up queen that made generations of men howl like that cartoon wolf, has died at the age of 85.

The 21st century indeed had people remembering her just as she was. She became the subject of songs, biographies, websites, comic books, movies and documentaries. A new generation of fans bought thousands of copies of her photos, and some feminists hailed her as a pioneer of women’s liberation.

Looking back on the career that followed, she told Playboy in 1998: “I never thought it was shameful. I felt normal. It’s just that it was much better than pounding a typewriter eight hours a day, which gets monotonous.” (TimesOnline)

(Thanks to iamlunaschlosser for the tip.)

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