Shooting to fame in the 1950s with her fetish modeling and racy pinup photos, Bettie Pagecontinues to enchant and inspire multiple generations of women (who continue to emulate her jet black hair, blue eyes and trademark bangs) and men (who long for her). But the story behind her allure, the real person underneath that timeless youthful, sexy image, has been a mystery for the ages — until now.
With the release of “Bettie Page Reveals All,” a feature-length film by Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker and Emmy-winning TV producer Mark Mori, the world at last gets to hear Page’s story, narrated by Page herself in the years prior to her death at age 85 in 2008. The compelling 100-minute film is the only one authorized by the famed former pinup as the official film biography on her life.
The documentary makes its world premiere during the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender event April 5-8, 2012. The screenings will be at the Century Orleans 18 Theatre, 4500 West Tropicana Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89103. Please visit www.bettiepagerevealsall.com for public times and to purchase tickets.
On April 6 will be a VIP/Media Screening and a Bettie Page Lookalike Contest. The first 25 entrants and their guests will receive free admission to the film (regular price: $10/ticket) and the winner will receive a Bettie Page movie prize package, including a DVD of the film. The screening is at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session and press interviews.
The premiere’s location is spot-on because the ongoing fascination with Page perfectly parallels America’s obsession with all things ’50s-’60s retro including the TV smash “Mad Men.”
“Bettie Page Reveals All” offers an intimate look at the rise, fall and resurrection of one of the world’s most recognized and controversial sex symbols. The film, which was co-produced by Mark Roesler with the participation of CMG, and Bettie Page, LLC, includes appearances by Rebecca Romijn, Tricia Helfer, Tempest Storm, Sam Menning, Rev. Robert Schuller, Joey Arias and photographers who worked with Bettie, ex-husband Harry Lear, auto designer Richard Arbib and Brigadier General and Nixon Advisor Charles West.