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Bettie Page, Irving Klaw, Pinups -

By Leah Minadeo Bettie Page had long vanished from the public eye when she died over a decade ago, yet she remains forever-thirty-something through her extensively-reproduced likeness. Her ability to convince us in one moment that she is naughty and to equally convince us the next that she is nice has proved timelessly captivating. By all accounts, she was quite the girl next door, a side of her captured in some of her tamer “cheesecake” shots. It’s a stark contrast compared to those produced by Irving Klaw, the man responsible for some of the most controversial shots of Page—bound, gagged,...

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