Bettie Page

December 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm (Uncategorized)

Pause for a moment to appreciate Ms. Page who passed away December 11 from complications after a heart attack. In today’s sexual though rarely sensual exploitation of the human body, Bettie Page’s pin-ups from 50s years ago look somewhat quaint. In a scene in Mary Harron’s bio-pic “The Notorious Betty Page,” Betty poses in the woods for a photographer. When she offers full frontal nudity, the photog stammers, he would get arrested if he published that picture.  Ah, a simpler time.

The human body as commodity.

Here’s wishing everyone some non-alienated, non-commodified human contact this holiday season.

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