Betty Page - Goddess of the Pinup Icons  

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3/7/2006 11:43 pm

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Betty Page - Goddess of the Pinup Icons

This post came into existence due to my having randomly bumbled into ZKitten1980's recent post titled [post 260379]

Betty Page is the all time #1 pinup girl. She ascended to that status in the 1950's. Many of the photographs of her broke new ground in showing a woman in ways that had never been allowed before in the US. This photographic material caused such controversy that a US Senate Committee investigation was started due to it.

I'm certain everyone in the senate wanted in on that one!!!

One thing that I'll say about Betty is that she certainly loved what she was doing and this was always apparent in her bright, perky and genuinely happy facial expressions.

Her bondage photos are funny in that way. She might have been all tied up or strapped down but she always looked like she was having great fun.

I did indeed draw these images of Betty whilsr seated on the crapper so this is a bonafide toilet seat masterpeice.

It's been awhile since I submitted one.

And as usual the technique used was very rapid sketch with colored Berol Prismacolor pencils and colored fine tipped Sharpie markers. (While sitting on the toilet.)

Also in this picture three separate 8 1/2" x 11" drawings have been digitally composited into one image. Some scaling has been done to two of them so that they'll fit better with each other in the picture.


rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
3/8/2006 10:14 am

You said:

One thing that I'll say about Betty is that she certainly loved what she was doing and this was always apparent in her bright, perky and genuinely happy facial expressions.

Yes! Absolutely, that's exactly what I thought, esp compared to her more modern counterparts. Real body, real expressions, real person.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
3/9/2006 8:12 am

Sorry to bother you again but I am back so go lookie When The Fame And Hatred Are Too Much To Handle... Btw, it's a great sketch. Can you sketch me too?


3/9/2006 9:21 am

Hey sassy girl from the other side of the globe.

I told you your blog thing would work out OK. Next time you find yourself feeling like that try thinking that stuff I wrote and see what happens. It will usually have some noticable effect. And good effect I might add.

And I do think drawing you might actually be possible.



3/9/2006 9:31 am

Hi Wahine,

I really don't like pictures of people that are of any sort of sexual nature where it appears that they'd really rather not be there. But it was obvious that Betty Page had a real joy in what she was doing. I don't even know if her photos count as pornography by todays standards. In the 1950's they most likely did.

It's funny to think about that because by today's standards she was simply modeling. Nothing more. But back then the senate had to investigate to see if it was "evil" or not.

Or something generally along those lines.


MillsShipsGayly 51M

3/9/2006 12:02 pm

Great sketch .. I trust you were, like Betty, also "smiling" and enjoying your work as you prepared it...

jadedbabe78 105F

3/9/2006 9:54 pm

Awesome work there....and what a place to sketch...., most people just read .

On a serious note, it is good.


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
3/10/2006 11:25 am

It is good, it reminds me of Kahlo and Rivera combined (of course) actually.


3/10/2006 2:19 pm

Hi Michael IG65,

Yes I was "smiling" ways that were not only apparent on my face as worked away on these "figure studies".

One of my favorite tax break boons is that virtually all of my "figure drawing reference materials" including periodicals, books, and DVD's/video are tax deductable "business expenses".

It also makes nearly all trips to the newstand or to the adult store "business travel".



3/10/2006 2:34 pm

Hi Zkitten,

Thanks for the compliment on my sketching. I used to have a habit of drawing 60 figure sketches every mornning like a workout. Only one drawing was allowed per minute and doing that forces you to learn sort of a shorthand vocabluary of very quick but effective gestures. And leaves you no time to get overly distracted with nonessential detail.

I've really had a problem with that distraction with detail for most of my life.

No more morning drawing workout for me these days but I do have a nice JPEG slidewhow progam that can easily be set to display a different nudie pic every mintute. Some day I'll try out using that as my imgae timer.

And so what if you can only draw a stick figure. That's still better than nothing. Aren't you involved with design of some sort though? I'm not sure why I thought that.



3/11/2006 10:43 am

Hi NonJadedBabe,

My initial idea for the entire blog was that it be loosly based around one drawing that I did every day. I haven't really lived up to doing ut exactly that way but every now and then I get the drawing posts in. I know I'd get too bored of every post being a drawing as I bore myslef easily in that way.

I also have a diabolical plan for making something using your own images from your blog too (lets out blood curdlingly evil cackle)



3/11/2006 10:52 am

Hi Patronizing Saint of all Bloggers,

your ethereal emeralds are still looking hypnotically 'delicioso'

I always though that Orozco was cool. And you simply can't beat Khalos uncommon unibrow. That's much more of a mediterranean trait than any common to the native american peoples so I'd wager her to be a rather high percentage of transplanted euro blood. But she still might be carrying a touch of the meso-american hemoglobin. I need to look that up now 'cuase it's got me all curious of her her actual bloodline heritage.



3/11/2006 10:57 am

Hey MizzHunnyHole!

It's always a pleasure when you drop by. Don't let yourself know this becuse it's a secret (shhhh!) but I also have some evil plans for some of the pictures of yourself that you've posted at your blog.

Coming soon


rm_SusieQ27 46F
2093 posts
3/14/2006 2:01 am

AA.,,Sorry, I can't comment on the pic, I only have one picture in my head and that's of you...sitting on the loo.

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}


4/3/2006 10:38 am

High SuzieQ,

I hope you enjoyed having that image in your head. Which reminds me that I need to both do some more toilet seat masterpieces and check out your blog again.

In fact I'm going there right this minute.


widowsaddiction 47F

5/23/2006 6:40 pm

I recently did some research on Ms. Page and was quite astounded to find that she is still alive and living in relative obscurity. Did you know that?


5/24/2006 9:25 pm

I had heard something of that general nature but was unsure of how true it was.

She probably has had a hard time living down having passed her physical "peak" or something quite similar and related to that.

Just a guess on my part.

I'm shocked that someone is indeed going back and readin my old posts! But don't let this shock stop you.


oralcall4U2 97F

5/4/2008 10:09 pm

My dad used to draw like this before I was born. All those pics are gone... Its nice to see someone still enjoys the genre.


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