At a time when women’s opportunities were either the steno pool or marriage, Bettie Page created a powerful, entrepreneurial empire by taking charge of her sexuality while still holding fast to her own morals. She paved the way for the sexual revolution that would follow in the next decade. She said that she never felt that nudity was wrong, citing Adam and Eve and their original birthday suits. She felt nudity was normal, as was sex. Normal, natural, healthy and HUMAN. She did believe that sex went along with love and she controlled her own destiny by staying true to that ideal. She had rebuffed advances from Howard Hughes and casting directors alike. No casting couch for this take charge Marge!
Mizz Page paved the way for the next generation.
When I was a little girl, I have distinct memories of my aunt happily hopping off to work. I remember how beautiful she was, and happy and funny. She was 5′ 2″ and a bombshell. She was a go-go dancer in a giant bird cage. Yep, a bird cage. She danced at The Castaways in South Florida and loved it. She made all the costumes for herself and the other go-go dancers. She was also married.
I remember how amazing the whole idea of it was. The costumes, the music, the dancing. There is no question she influenced my love of lingerie with the costumes she sewed. Her photo is on my office wall as a reminder of the women who paved the way for me. It was also a reminder to us all to lighten up and have fun with our sexuality and take charge of our own destiny.
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