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The Real Bettie Page Book Review Summary

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Bettie Page's life is revealed in an intense biography about the pin up girl's life. As a silent movie/burlesque model Bettie was a sexual queen who was always grasping at a normal married life. She yearned for fame but longed even more for a steady home life that was not possible. Her dissent into maddness and religous obsession led her to renounce her earlier life but late in life she made peace with herself and allows herself to only be interviewed without photographs so that she will be always remembered as a beautiful woman.
This report prepared by Daniela Lo Presti








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   actor/actress Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Singer/Dancer Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   California Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript. of female anat. (the big B's) Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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