"An Illustrated Review of the Fabulous World of 1950s Glamour Art and the Paper Girl Who Sat on its Throne."
From the publisher:
Bettie Page sent the world for a cold shower when her first photo appeared in Flirt magazine in 1951. Bettie ignited a flame that burned through the art community, affecting forever the way women were portrayed by artists and photographers.
In this 96-page coffee-table book, historian and artist Jim Silke explores Bettie's influence on popular culture, from dime-store novels to paperbacks, and from painting to advertising. Featured in this volume are fifty new images of Bettie, including never-before-published photographs by Bunny Yeager, as well as artists' representations of Bettie.
Includes art by James Avati, Barye Phillips, Robert McGuire, Robert McGinnis, Mitchell Hooks (loads of paperback covers), Mark Westermoe, Dave Stevens, and two previously unpublished color drawings by Frank Frazetta.
Plus new illustrations created expressly for this volume by William George, Mitchell Hooks, Robert McGinnis, Mark Schultz, Al Williamson.