Vintage Season 2 (Part 1) Heroes of Naturism : Bettie Page

It’s possible you already know of 1950s pin up girl, Betty (or Bettie) Page.

I’ve only learned of her recently, and she occupies a strange place in the history of ‘pin ups’. For one, she was certainly utilised by nudist magazines of the time, and does make a terrific advert for naturism. On the other, many of her photographs have a bit of a bondage theme in them, despite which she maintains the aura of innocence. It never looks cheap or sleazy.

On the Marketplace, it’s possible to buy a trademark Betty Page hairstyle and unleash your inner Betty. After the gallery of Betty’s photos, that’s exactly what I’ve done, and also tried to pick up a few Betty Page styled clothes with which to be Betty in Second Life, if only for an afternoon.

 

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Even in slightly more sexual poses, Betty maintains an innocence

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Betty as featured in a nudist magazine of the 1950s.

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Dressed, she looked like a stunningly beautiful ‘girl next door’ type

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An aura of innocence was maintained even when she brandished a whip

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A winning smile disarmed the BDSM image some photo-shoots portrayed.

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A striptease set Betty carries off with style and aplomb. Nothing sleazy is going on here.

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Open leg shots don’t even detract from a sense of innocence.

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There are few ‘sexual’ shots featuring Betty. 

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Having found a suitable (free, L$0) dress at Vita Bella, I headed over to the Fin, Relive the 50s store and deposited myself into one of their window displays. I checked out their groovy record player with discs from avatar-ised Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe before I channelled my Betty persona beside a retro television set.

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I think that if I can locate a pair of stockings, gloves and high-heeled shoes, I really do look the Betty part, don’t you?

Abigail

 

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