The collaboration between Bettie Page and the Klaws produced photographs that are far more than mere pin-ups. They have given generations of men and women something to admire, by showing one strong, unapologetically sensual woman, at home in her curvaceous body. While by today’s standards some of these images may seem tame, even humorous, there was nothing funny about what they accomplished. Perhaps unwittingly, Irving Klaw and Bettie Page blazed a trail for future pro-sex feminists to follow, by creating a portrait of a woman celebrating her sexuality with confidence, tolerance, and freedom.
BETTIE! is the book for all lovers of Bettie!
BETTIE! : The Incomparable Bettie Page Archives of Irving Klaw is a must-have for serious collectors as well as her more casual admirers.