Bunny Yeagers Darkroom: Pinup Photographys Golden Era


A treasure trove of pin-up girl images from photographer Bunny Yeager, celebrated for her playfully erotic photos of Bettie Page that continue to influence photography and fashion today. The only woman pin-up photographer of her day, Bunny Yeager was also a model in her own right. After winning several beauty pageants in Miami, Yeager went to photography school, and in 1955, she hit the jackpot with her shot of Bettie Page scantily clad in a Santa hat, which sold instantly to the fledgling Playboy magazine. Since then, her photographs of Bettie have been featured on more magazine covers than Marilyn Monroe. Culled from Yeager’s extensive archive, this glamorous volume gathers more than a hundred lens-fogging photographs embodying the naughty girl-next-door eroticism of pin-up culture. Included are her most iconic shots of Bettie Page as well as many previously unpublished images. Yeager’s pioneering self-portraits and excerpts from her charming 1960s how-to manuals are also featured. With a forward by Dita von Teese, this fun and sexy book is sure to tap into the current burlesque trend and the popularity of glamour photography and vintage American culture. (hardcover, 256 pgs. / color & b/w)

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