Skip to comments.Pinup photographer, model Bunny Yeager dies at 85
Posted on 05/26/2014 7:49:28 AM PDT by lowbridge
Bunny Yeager, a model turned pin-up photographer who helped jump-start the career of then-unknown Bettie Page, died Sunday, her agent said. She was 85 years old.
Yeager died at a North Miami hospice where she had been for about a week, her agent, Ed Christin said.
Yeagers legacy is her cultural impact, from pin-up photography and fashion, helping to popularize the bikini, and influencing other artists such as Cindy Sherman, who read
Yeagers guides on photographing nudes and making self-portraits, Christin said. Anyone in Miami in the 1950s who wanted a bikini would come to her, and shed make one, he said.
Yeager became famous for making everyday women, from stay-at-home mothers to airline attendants, feel comfortable enough to bare it all. Her photos of Page in a leopard-print bathing suit standing next to a real cheetah are still well-known today. They all wanted to model for me because they knew that I wouldnt take advantage of them,
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This thread is useless without pictures.
Thanks for the mam..., er, memories, Bunny.
I don’t think she photographed Helen Thomas, sorry.
LOL! You want to see 85 year olds in bikinis? Miami’s getting warm so they may be out there. :>}
Beautiful women are another sign God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Them and beer.
OTOH, sharia law is proof positive allah hates us and wants us to be miserable.
You GO, girl ... you and Barbara Eden ...
I thought the original quote was about beer abd attributed to Benjamin Franklin. I have tried to confirm this but have failed.
I was born in ‘46. Bettie Page was the first gal to cause me to think, “Hmmmm! Girls!” My Dad bought, I think it was, Photoplay magazine???? Bettie Page? YEAH!
Bunny had those ladies in all kinds of outdoor poses — climbing trees, you name it. I used to peek at those pics at the magazine rack of what used to pass for a convenience store. Convenient, huh.
I’m a doubtful about the magazine being Photoplay. Bettie Page was famous for her soft-core B&D photos that went to a more disreputable magazine market.
One way to find out for sure is to check your own fantasies that might have been triggered by your first “Hmmmmm! Girls!” experiences. As the twig is bent, etc. etc. :-)
Looking at Bill Clinton staring at Barbara Eden makes me all . . . EEEOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!
When I was young, it was Sears and Roebucks and Montgomery Wards catalogs or nothing for a while. No Farah Fawcett posters for us. :)
BTW 7-11 type convenience stores were just a new unproven store concept then and didn’t have any magazines, only newspapers. Later when we were older and they started to carry men’s adventure magazines with the racy covers, we discovered the Pinup and Playboy magazines placed next to them on the magazine racks/stand.
Didn’t cost any money to browse but we were asked to leave on more than one occasion. Some stores even removed them and put them behind the counter because of parental disapproval and theft.
BTW, mama didn’t allow no “men’s” magazines in the house.
Might have been something like this;
There were several “Photography” magazines that were thinly disguised girlie mags.
And all those Gil Elvgrin calenders in gas stations, lumber yards, hardware stores(Rigid tools), drug stores.
I love to look but at my age I can’t remember why I like to look!
My father bought nothing........ I was stuck looking at women in underwear in the Sears catalogue
Despite the wonders of digital cameras, I still like quality black and white.
Sorry, woofie. I posted before I saw your picture.
>>I thought the original quote was about beer abd attributed to Benjamin Franklin. I have tried to confirm this but have failed.
Lore says you are correct.
I just stole it b/c I think it is so :)
yours is better
I’ll repeat myself, and say;
I told Mrs. JimRed that the day I stop looking, she'd better bury me!
LOL! before I saw your comment I posted about that heh.
Bras or bloomers?
Yep, very stimulating reading back in the old days. :)
A shrunken Voodoo doll?
Is that picture before or after the sex change?
I agree for the most part. Life is good whith a few brews and a pretty woman by your side.
Am I allowed to say both? heh
I took typing one semester in High School. I wasn't very good and the typing teacher suggested I not take Typing 2 for the second semester. Since there weren't many semester options I ended up taking Library Science. The librarian didn't really cotton to boys working in the library so she put me in the back room to sort magazines. It was there I discovered photography magazines. I'm sure she never looked through them or they wouldn't have been on the shelves.
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