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Pinup photographer, model Bunny Yeager dies at 85
nydailynews.com ^ | may 25, 2014

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.

Yeager’s 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

Yeager’s 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 she’d 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 wouldn’t take advantage of them,”

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: beauty; bettiepage; bunnyyeager; obituary; photography

1 posted on 05/26/2014 7:49:28 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

This thread is useless without pictures.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 7:55:04 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: JaguarXKE

3 posted on 05/26/2014 7:56:54 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: lowbridge

Thanks for the mam..., er, memories, Bunny.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 7:57:19 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: JaguarXKE

I don’t think she photographed Helen Thomas, sorry.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 7:57:30 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: JaguarXKE

LOL! You want to see 85 year olds in bikinis? Miami’s getting warm so they may be out there. :>}


6 posted on 05/26/2014 7:58:21 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: JaguarXKE

Just wow.

Beautiful women are another sign God loves us and wants us to be happy.

7 posted on 05/26/2014 7:58:59 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: freedumb2003

Ah, Rolleiflex.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 8:01:46 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: freedumb2003

Them and beer.

OTOH, sharia law is proof positive allah hates us and wants us to be miserable.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: lowbridge
1965

You GO, girl ... you and Barbara Eden ...


10 posted on 05/26/2014 8:07:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: freedumb2003

I thought the original quote was about beer abd attributed to Benjamin Franklin. I have tried to confirm this but have failed.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 8:08:17 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: freedumb2003

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!


12 posted on 05/26/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: lowbridge

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.
RIP, Bunny.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 8:14:22 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

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. :-)


14 posted on 05/26/2014 8:40:07 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: knarf

Looking at Bill Clinton staring at Barbara Eden makes me all . . . EEEOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!


15 posted on 05/26/2014 9:11:05 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

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.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 9:11:33 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: wildbill

Might have been something like this;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-ART-PHOTOGRAPHY-VINTAGE-MAGAZINE-BETTIE-PAGE-/201096663070?pt=Magazines&hash=item2ed24b901e

There were several “Photography” magazines that were thinly disguised girlie mags.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 9:19:37 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

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!


18 posted on 05/26/2014 9:28:13 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

My father bought nothing........ I was stuck looking at women in underwear in the Sears catalogue


19 posted on 05/26/2014 9:33:47 AM PDT by woofie
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20 posted on 05/26/2014 9:39:16 AM PDT by woofie
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To: lowbridge

RIP.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Unstoppable hotness.


22 posted on 05/26/2014 10:26:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: freedumb2003

Despite the wonders of digital cameras, I still like quality black and white.


23 posted on 05/26/2014 10:56:06 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

24 posted on 05/26/2014 11:19:04 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: woofie

Sorry, woofie. I posted before I saw your picture.


25 posted on 05/26/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Fungi

>>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 :)


26 posted on 05/26/2014 11:23:23 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

yours is better


27 posted on 05/26/2014 11:42:15 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Dalberg-Acton

I’ll repeat myself, and say;

“Hmmmm! Girls!”


28 posted on 05/26/2014 11:46:08 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I love to look but at my age I can’t remember why I like to look!

I told Mrs. JimRed that the day I stop looking, she'd better bury me!

29 posted on 05/26/2014 12:13:34 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Texicanus

Two words.

Sears Catalogue.


30 posted on 05/26/2014 1:03:29 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: woofie

LOL! before I saw your comment I posted about that heh.


31 posted on 05/26/2014 1:04:06 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

Bras or bloomers?


32 posted on 05/26/2014 1:11:10 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Bulwyf

Sears Catalogue

Yep, very stimulating reading back in the old days. :)


33 posted on 05/26/2014 1:12:56 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

A shrunken Voodoo doll?
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34 posted on 05/26/2014 1:16:26 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Is that picture before or after the sex change?


35 posted on 05/26/2014 1:17:39 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: freedumb2003

I agree for the most part. Life is good whith a few brews and a pretty woman by your side.


36 posted on 05/26/2014 1:23:00 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Am I allowed to say both? heh


37 posted on 05/26/2014 1:25:34 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: wildbill
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.

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.

38 posted on 05/26/2014 1:26:40 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Bulwyf

Of course!


39 posted on 05/26/2014 2:59:25 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: lowbridge
FR poster girl:


40 posted on 05/26/2014 3:54:52 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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