We lost a legend today. Rest well, Bettie, and thanks for all the naughty smiles. You will forever be in our hearts.
Dec 12, 2008 2:00:03 amby EllPro Homepage »
From her official website tonight:
With deep personal sadness I must announce that my dear friend and client Bettie Page passed away at 6:41pm PST this evening in a Los Angeles hospital. She died peacefully but had never regained consciousness after suffering a heart attack nine days ago.
She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality. She is the embodiment of beauty.
Statement by Mark Roesler, business agent for Bettie Page
Dec 13, 2008 12:25:39 amby KingNot Homepage »
I found out about Betty Page through the 90s comic "Rascals in Paradise" since I missed "The Rocketeer". Awesome 'adult literature' pioneer, she was. She will be missed.
IMHO, like Burroughs, she was largely unknown by mainstream America, but had a subtle impact on society.