Queen Bettie: Hell on High Heels

Studies have long shown that wearing high heels, especially the towering, sky high variety that Bettie Page popularized during her pinup career, can lead to all sorts of aches and chronic pain. Habitual wearers oh heels can do a real number on their feet, legs, hips, and backs. Ouch. Clearly, Bettie Page suffered for her … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Hell on High Heels

Queen Bettie: Fit to Be Tied—and More!

If you thought the last Bettie Page post was long, get a load of this one! With her 100th birthday fast approaching in April, you can expect even more fun Bettie posts than usual for the next few months. Today, let’s tackle Bettie’s notorious bondage work. Clearly, there’s a lot to say about it, and … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Fit to Be Tied—and More!

Queen Bettie: Whip It

Two she-devils have wielded a whip with such startling sex appeal that they will forever be associated with the weapon in my mind: the magnificent Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992) and the Queen of Fetish Modeling, Bettie Page. Michelle twirled and snapped a bull whip while Bettie stroked a BDSM riding crop … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Whip It

Random Image Dump #5

A new year calls for a fresh batch of random images. Cheers! German actress Elke Sommer and, um, ‘69. Ahem. Bravo to the author of Sommer’s fun, informative, and purple prose-laced IMDb biography, which begins: “This gorgeous Teutonic temptress was one of Hollywood's most captivating imports of the 1960s.“ National treasure Carla Gugino as Silk … Continue reading Random Image Dump #5

Random Image Dump #4: Festive Edition

For the final image dump of 2022, here’s a festive selection of holiday themed photos and art. Daisy Duke herself, Catherine Bach, looking fabulously festive. Vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon advertisement. Bettie Page, photographed by Bunny Yeager, in a shot that wound up in Playboy (minus the snowflakes). Ray Davies of the Kinks singing “Father Christmas.” … Continue reading Random Image Dump #4: Festive Edition

Have Yourselves a Bewitching Little Christmas

Ever since childhood, when I watched a steady diet of Bewitched reruns, I’ve held the belief that Elizabeth Montgomery is one of the most beautiful humans to ever grace this earth. While certainly a stunner, Montgomery also exuded great warmth and true inner beauty, both on and off screen. In old fashioned parlance, she was … Continue reading Have Yourselves a Bewitching Little Christmas

The Art of the Ad: Sex, Lies, and Video Games

The 1970s-1980s arcade ads are so gloriously retro now that you can almost see the console lights blinking and flashing, smell the acrid odor of teenage boys working up a sweat gunning for high score on Centipede, and hear the myriad sounds of bleeps, booms, and other onomatopoeia bouncing around the room. The later, home … Continue reading The Art of the Ad: Sex, Lies, and Video Games