When pinup girl Bettie Page shot to stardom in the 1950s, she was both fascinating and shocking. With her trademark black bangs and voluptuous curves, she was a gorgeous woman who appeared to be extremely comfortable with her sexuality, a notion that was not at all popular in the 1950s. Her posters and short films gained her equal amounts of fans and followers and also critics who felt her risque poses and performances were immoral and borderline criminal. In 1957, the pin up girl abruptly left her career behind and lived a private life away from the public eye which resulted in a cult like following of the star who was “gone” but certainly not forgotten. This shopping guide will offer some gift ideas that will surely please the Bettie Page fan in your life.
Bettie Page Gift Ideas #1: “The Real Bettie Page: The Truth About The Queen Of Pinups” Written by Richard Foster, this two hundred and forty page book gives fans an inside look at the star’s early years, her countless betrayals and disappointments by those she trusted, and the circumstances behind her abrupt disappearance from the public eye. This fascinating read is a real treat for fans who are long on admiration for Bettie Page, but short on facts about the fallen pin up girl.
Bettie Page Gift Ideas #2: “Bettie Page Standard Collectibles Playing Cards” These fun little playing cards are great to tuck into the Christmas stocking of your Bettie Page fan. Each card features a different pose by the model and is great for Poker night or to display on a shelf with other Bettie Page items.
Bettie Page Gift Ideas #3: “The Notorious Bettie Page” In 2005, this film about the pinup girl’s life met with great commercial success. With Gretchen Mol playing the 1950’s model and supporting performances by Lili Taylor and David Strathairn, this ninety minute DVD is a great addition to the Bettie Page fan’s DVD collection. There have been few films made about the pin up girl so this gift is a must have for the loyal fan.
Bettie Page Gift Ideas #4: “Bettie Page No No No Ladies T-Shirt” This shirt is a perfect gift for female Bettie Page fans. The tee is black with pink trim and features a very beautiful image of Bettie that fills the entire front of the shirt. Dressed in her trademark black garter belt and stockings and shaking a finger, this short sleeve tee shirt is available in sizes Small to Medium and is made of 100% cotton. Your gift recipient will love wearing this tee shirt to advertise their love for their favorite pin up girl.
Bettie Page Gift Ideas #5: “Bettie Page 6″ Statue” This striking little statue is small in size, but big on style. Featuring Bettie in a provocative pose and wearing a glamorous and sexy outfit, your gift recipient will love having this statuette to display on a shelf or in a glass cabinet amid other collector’s items.