A seldom seen photograph of Bettie Page. Was it taken by Jerry Tibbs, the African-American New York City policeman and amateur camera buff who was not only one of the first to photograph the aspiring model, he was also the person who suggested she wear bangs.
Credited in the book "Buxie" as Jerry "Tubbs" (either a misprint or a method to hide the photographer's extra-curricular activities from his employers?) the photo appears alongside the work of notables. She is credited on the cover. The publisher is identified as Marr in New York, but there is no address, no date, and at the time was, at best, quasi-legal. Marr later operated out of Miami with numerous publisher imprints, most variants of Marr.
"Marr" or "Marno" distributed of countless figure study digests documented as well as can be in the book PROTO-PORN: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s.
Buxie ran for several issues. It is quite scarce today, and as far as I know, this is the first time the photograph has been shown on the web and associated with her advisor Jerry Tibbs. It has also been credited to Tom Kallard, who is listed in the credits here...but who was "Jerry Tubbs"