It's Bettie Page without Bangs, and right next to Bettie Page WITH bangs!
For a few months now, the Vintage Sleaze page on Facebook has been running a series called "The Rare Bettie Page" which shows seldom, if ever, seen photographs and ephemera from the career of the 50's icon. They don't usually make it to the regular blog, but in this case it has to.
Pictures of the model without her bangs are scarce. A beautiful woman either way, but one could certainly say bangs made Bettie.
The Photo above is a page from the Virgina Stockings Scrapbook, a huge tribute to legs found in a dumpster in the 1960s. Many of the pages were subsequently published in my little book from Blurb GALS GAMS GARTERS which was done as an art project as much as a book...plus the pages of the original were falling apart and I wanted to document the anonymous, obsessive, outsider art fetishistic collage before it turned to dust as God (and the nutjob artist's family) intended.
I suspect the original photograph here ran in one of Robert Harrison's Leg magazines of the 1950s...Titter or Wink or the like. As I do not have the original, I can't confirm this...and the artist (or perv) drew from various sources to make his book of favorites. Why Harrison ran Ms. Page with bangs and not right next to each other is unknown.
Anyway, if you were wondering if YOU should "go bangs" here is a little help from the past.
This page does not appear in the little book (or $5.99 download for iPad) but you can click and enlarge this one.
Page from the Virginia Stockings Scrapbook Collection Jim Linderman circa 1955
Dull Tool Dim Bulb Book and Ebook catalog is HERE