Bettie Page the Lost Years Provides an Intimate Look at the Queen of Pin-Ups


(W) Tori Rodriguez, Ronald Charles Brem
When the documentary Bettie Page Reveals All was released in 2013, it would have been easy to assume we would never again hear directly from the adored icon. Fortunately for Bettie’s fans worldwide, a bounty of unreleased Bettie material awaits. For years boxes and file folders of Bettie mementos have been gathering dust in the closets of Bettie’s nephew’s house. Ron Brem, a musician living in Bakersfield, California, is the only child of Bettie’s beloved sister, Goldie Jane Page. In the years before her death, Goldie carefully curated heaps of incredible family photos, the bulk of which feature Bettie as either the sole subject or part of the shot. None of these hundreds of photos has ever been published until now. Goldie also saved approximately 29 letters from Bettie spanning the years 1949 to 2000, which tell the unknown story of Bettie’s “lost years” following her retirement from modeling in 1957.

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