In a docu-comedy romp through 1950's American pop culture, the reclusive "Dark Angel," Bettie Page, chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of her rise as a cult icon and for the first time fully reveals the story of her mysterious appearance at the height of her career in 1957. Unseen for more than 50 years and known to the public only by her iconic photographs, an unparalleled mystique has built up around Bettie Page. Here. she reveals the real woman behind the iconic image.
Amidst a melange of 1950's pop culture: hit songs, TV commercials, sci-fi movie clips, moralizing film shorts and much more, Bettie Page regales viewers with anecdotes of bondage and fetish photo shoots, arrest for indecent exposure, attempted blackmail by law enforcement authorities, persecution by the 1956 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate for pornography, failed marriages, and lovers she jilted. She literally reveals all - the good and the bad - in her own words, from Nashville orphanage and hard scrabble childhood, sexual abuse, high school salutatorian, propositions by celebrities like, Howard Hughes, finding God and crusading with Billy Graham, arrest for attempted murder, and incarceration in a mental institution.
Pin-up photographers Bunny Yeager and Paula Klaw, as well as camera club/3-D photographer Art Amsie and stripper Tempest Storm, provide personal stories and insight into the life and career of Bettie Page.
Bettie's mushrooming influence on fashion, art, photography, sexuality, film, music and youth culture is articulated by pin-up artist Olivia, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, Dita Von Teese, Mamie Van Doren, Julie Newmar, TV evangelist Rev. Robert Schuller, erotica collector and publisher Joel Beren, fashion designers Todd Oldham and Chantal Thomas, and model/actresses Rebecca Romijn and Shalom Harlow.
Some of Bettie's close friends in her later years give insight into Bettie, the person behind the iconic image: Steve Brewster, founder of Bettie Scouts of America; Carlo Shahumian, neighbor and friend during the last eight years of her life; and Devin Devasquez, former Playmate and a confidant to Bettie.
Genre: Documentary Studio: Single Spark Pictures Starring: Bettie Page, plus Hugh Hefner, Dita Von Teese. Laeticia Casta, Tricia Helfer, Rebecca Romijn, Todd Oldham, Shalom Harlow, Bunny Yeager, Tempest Storm, Paula Klaw, Olivia de Berardinis, Joel Beren, Mark Roesler, Chantal Thomas, Art Amsie, Steve Brewster, Directed and Produced By: Mark Mori
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Start Date : Saturday, April 20, 2013 End Date : Sunday, April 21, 2013 Time : 10:00 PM to1:00 AM Location :1253 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA Website