Thursday, July 14, 2011

Because it's Bettie, that's why.

Bettie Page cover "BOLD GIRLS!" There's not a whole lot to say about this except that it has a Bettie cover and that's why I bought it. Bettie, nuff said.

I have plans to scan some really fun items from our collection but recently I've been too preoccupied. I'm working on a non-fiction book that is a popular cultural survey of "swingers" (mostly in the 60's). The popular cultural items include vintage sleaze paperbacks (of course!), vintage sexploitation movie posters, and more. I'm also writing a significant amount of text to accompany the images and put them in context.

What can I say? It's fun to read and write about sex! I sound like such a geek...which I am.


  1. I can't wait to read your book, Astrid. It sounds like fun.

    And, yes, to (mis)quote Ralph Waldo Emerson: Bettie is her own excuse for being.

  2. It is a fun book to write and research. And of course, lots and lots of great pictures. : - )