This is working chronology of Bettie Page's modeling career. It has been
put together using dates written on negative envelopes, transparency
mounts and modeling releases. Bettie Page's work with the Klaws has been
omitted because I am still researching when she actually started with
them. It would be greatly appreciated if you would
me with any additional information or corrections.
Bettie Page Photographers.
Isn't she beautiful? Bettie Page was born Betty Page in Nashville
Tennessee Apr. 22 1923. Bettie later changed her name so it would match
the spelling of her siblings. Leaving a troubled childhood,
disappointing marriage and not so wonderful teaching career behind,
Bettie Page left for New York City in 1948 seeking fame and fortune.
Bettie Page started taking acting lessons. While enjoying a nice walk at
Coney Island, Bettie Page met the man who would help her turn the world
of pinup photography on fire, Jerry Tibbs. Jerry saw something in Bettie
Page; a nice, shiny, protruding forehead. Jerry suggested to Bettie Page
that she should wear bangs. A little snip of the scissors and voila, a
masterpiece was created. One possible fact that escapes many fans is
that Bettie Page probably graced more magazine covers than anyone else
in history! Original vintage Bettie Page photographs are rare especially
8 x 10" photographs. Please notice I said original NOT mass-produced.