R | | Biography, Drama
The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos.
Martin Scorsese and Liv Tyler had been developing a competing project, but then Scorsese was given the green-light for The Aviator (2004), and he backed out. Liv Tyler also subsequently left.
What's the matter, Bettie?
Bettie Page: It's your language, Mr. Willie.
John Willie: Oh, it's just an old army ditty to help keep our spirits up while fighting the beastly Hun. Do you approve?
Bettie Page: I believe in Jesus.
The opening scene is an establishing shot of Broadway, labeled "1955". However, a movie theater marquee can be seen advertising 1948's BF's Daughter and none of the cars is of a more recent model than late '40s.
craft service - Grover Cleveland, craft service assistant - Benjamin Harrison
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