Tuesday 19 February 2013

"The Notorious Bettie Page" (2005) by Mary Harron

The life of "Queen of Pin Ups" Bettie Page from the abuse suffered in her childhood in Tennessee to her success as a pin up and bondage model in New York in the 50s to her rediscovered Christian faith in Florida (2005). The film was directed, produced and written (with Guinevere Turner) by Mary Harron, and it starrs Gretchen Mol as Bettie.

Born in Ontario, Canada in 1953. Harron has also co-wrote and directed "I shot Andy Warhol" (1996), "American Psycho (2000), "The Moth Diaries" (2005) and is due to direct "The Anna Nicole Smith Story". (written by John Rice and Joe Batteer).

Mary Harron

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In this blog I intend to do some historical justice to the many, many women who have contributed with their genius, creativity, adventurous spirit, nurturing - amongst other qualities - to the apparent linear and male dominated prescribed notion of History. This is just the beggining.