Bettie Page: Aphrodite Rising
Bettie Page, coming of age during The Great Depression, is determined to escape poverty and live a life of adventure.
Aphrodite, watching the U.S. from Mt. Olympus, decides to help the nation fling off its Puritanism by bringing them the gift of sexual freedom.
The goddess spies Bettie Page, a beautiful, restless young woman with “girl next door” charm and big dreams of independence. Following the rules set down by Zeus, Aphrodite inhabits Bettie to help them achieve their goals. With the Goddess whispering in her ear, she seduces the cameras and becomes America’s most iconic pinup model. But, can Aphrodite give Bettie the strength to resist the shaming forces of society or will both Aphrodite and Bettie be defeated by the conservative zeitgeist of the midcentury?
Bettie Page is an American icon whose popularity is as strong today as it ever has been. Bettie Page: Aphrodite Rising traces Bettie’s pin up career through the eyes of Aphrodite and visits key midcentury events along the way. This is a treat not just for Bettie Page fans but for all pin up, burlesque and vintage lifestyle fans.
Cleverly combining ancient mythology with Midcentury history, Kimberly entertains readers with a playful and sexy take on Bettie Page and her times.
About the Author
Kimberly Us is an author and speaker. She writes about strong women, midcentury America, nature, and mythology. Her blog is KimberlyUs.com. A science and English teacher for over twenty-five years, Kimberly infuses her writing with scholarship and entertaining insights. When not reading or hiking, she can be found on the ballroom dance floor. Kimberly lives in Southern California with her husband and two children.