Monday, September 12, 2011

Music Mondays - Beyoncé and Bettie Page

Some of you may remember my previous article on Beyoncé's "Why Don't You Love Me?". Well, further discoveries have warranted a revisit to this mid-century wonderland.

Just to refresh your memory:

On another of my many YouTube train-of-thought binges, I stumbled onto footage from a 1950 Burlesque film called "Teaserama":

Now doesn't that seem oddly familiar? How about this?

Turns out Beyoncé was heavily inspired by Bettie Page and the Pin-up Girl in this video - not just in her dances but also in her clothes.


The maid costume may also have been partially inspired by this outfit:

But mostly that last one is just fun, isn't it?

Short but sweet.

The Notorious Bettie PageWhy Don't You Love MeBettie Page: Varietease/Teaserama

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