Latest Bettie Page Stories

2008-12-11 22:04:47

Bettie Page, who gained fame as a '50s pin-up girl, has died in Los Angeles, nine days after suffering a heart attack, her agent said. Page was 85. Mark Roesler, Page's long-time friend and business agent, said Page died after having been on life support since the Dec. 2 heart attack, the Los Angeles Times said Thursday. Page was one of six siblings in a Nashville family and was placed in an orphanage when she was 10, she had said on her Web site. But she graduated near the top of her class...

2008-12-06 12:56:31

Famed 1950s pin-up girl Bettie Page has been hospitalized in Los Angeles in critical condition with pneumonia, her agent says. Page, 85, has been hospitalized for three weeks and is dangerously ill, long-time friend and business agent Mark Roesler told KNBC-TV in Los Angeles Saturday. Page was one of six siblings in a Nashville, Tenn., family and was placed in an orphanage when she was 10, she says on her Web site. But she graduated near the top of her class in high school and studied to be...

2006-05-09 02:07:05

By Borys Kit and Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott are in negotiations to star in the comedy feature "Quebec," playing two assistant managers of a large grocery chain who compete with each other for a coveted promotion. Lili Taylor ("The Notorious Bettie Page") and Jenna Fischer (NBC's "The Office") would portray their frustrated wives, respectively. The Dimension Films project marks the feature directing debut of Steve Conrad,...

2006-04-10 13:42:23

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Call it a tale of two women: both young and pretty and naive about a business that can chew up starlets and spit them out fast. The ladies are 1950s pinup model Bettie Page and modern-day actress Gretchen Mol, who plays Page in a new movie, "The Notorious Bettie Page," which debuts in theaters on April 14. Their stories are similar in one respect. Both achieved soaring fame before either was ready to handle it. From 1949 to 1957, Page...

2006-03-24 04:42:59

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Although pinup icon Bettie Page became an overnight sensation for her naughty girl poses in the 1950s, her recent journey to the big screen has been anything but facile. Her story is chronicled in the sexy indie "The Notorious Bettie Page," which indie distributor Picturehouse will give a limited release April 14. But writer-director Mary Harron first became intrigued by the story behind the raven-haired beauty with her signature...

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