somehow, looking at this photo, i miss the smile. and that movie about her seemed to be spot on, the "notorious" one. but alas, my knowledge of her prior was non-existent; so that is my data bank. film = reality = perception. did anyone here know her? did Buk bed her? callous, but curious, all the same...and yes, i slow down to see a car accident, unless i'm in it. then, i call 911 - or wave like a tidal...to put a face with the name and then some. She was very pretty.
Like Marilyn, her "body lit candles for men
on dark nights"
It's not really the death that sad--as that much is expected--so much as it's the irreplaceable quality some people have. & in a world overrun by sex-as-commerce, she still stands as one of a kind.
"In 1951, Page fell under the influence of a photographer and his sister who specialized in S&M. They cut her hair into the dark bangs that became her signature and posed her in spiked heels and little else. She was photographed with a whip in her hand, and in one session she was spread-eagled between two trees, her feet dangling.
"I thought my arms and legs would come out of their sockets," she said later.
Moralists denounced the photos as perversion, and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, Page's home state, launched a congressional investigation."
She had those bangs when she was posing for the camera clubs, before Klaw knew who she was, so I don't see how they are crediting him or his sister for dropping that iconic look on her..."In 1951, Page fell under the influence of a photographer and his sister who specialized in S&M. They cut her hair into the dark bangs that became her signature..."