- Actors: Bettie Page, Tempest Storm, Cherrie Knight, Trudy Wayne, Chris LaChris
- Directors: Irving Klaw
- Producers: Irving Klaw, Paula Klaw
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Number of tapes: 1
- VHS Release Date: November 15, 1993
- Run Time: 70 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00000K2GE
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,009 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Top Customer Reviews
Plus! You get to "Hear Bettie speak!" in addition to seeing her jump around - uhhm I mean dance.
The best part of the DVD is, yes, the silent, black and white arcade film loop of Bettie made specifically for those old-time coin-activated viewers....Bettie gyrates up to a point, then the screen is suddenly blocked out with a caption telling the viewer to insert coins to see more of the film. This of course occurs at a regular basis throught this particular short, as it did when those types of films were originally shown. Classic camp!
There are also appearances by a rather famous, albeit scary-looking drag queen from the time, and some professional strippers who could have passed for male drag queens...but I bought these really just for the Bettie Page segments; these two DVD's are a must-have for Bettie Page fans.
Viewing these will most likely result in the viewer alternating fits of laughter with admiration for the beauty and playfulness of Bettie Page in her prime.
First, it will give you an appreciation of what exactly the American Sexual Revolution accomplished in practical terms. In terms of adult content, most of the material in this video could now be shown on prime time TV without so much as a raised eyebrow. Even under silk negligees the performers are wearing pasties.
Secondly, it is a great snapshot of underground entertainment that adults of that era could only experience in the confines of smelly old movie houses. That is, if you could brave the worst streets of downtown, and risk being seen going into a "[adult]" theater. There were no video tapes or DVD's to rent.
The performers run the gamut from the lackluster to the stellar.
There was Vicky Lynn, a "female impersonator" --as they euphemistically called drag queens. His dance numbers showed uncommon grace and charm, including a Flamenco dance that borders on hilariously serious.
There are several other worthy performers including Vaudeville comedians Joe E. Ross and Dave Star, who prove that blue comedy doesn't have to be filthy to be dirty.
Tempest Storm was the headliner, and had impressive natural endowments as her main draw. But her performance seems creaky and wooden.
But all comparison is unfair considering the true star of the show was the inimitable Bettie Page. She was twice the woman Marilyn Monroe was ! Bettie had an easy, natural familiarity about her. She was the girl next door who got all grown-up while you were away at school. With her 36-23-35 figure, and signature blunt bangs haircut, Bettie stamped an indelible icon in our consciousness of the naughty-girl.
Ironically, the best part of the DVD is a silent, B&W arcade film loop of Betty posing and dancing. There is no nudity, but the way she smiles and moves her body leaves NO doubt as to the intent of the film.
Note: This movie was made just months after Senator Joseph McCarthy lost his seat as chair of the GCOS.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie contains Bettie Page footage, but she's never nude, and she doesn't say a word. A disappointment for Bettie Page fans.Published 23 months ago by BookLuvr
This DVD is a collection of burlesque acts including a weird reverse strip bit. My wife and I couldn't help laughing at this thing... this used to be considered entertainment? Read morePublished on November 12, 2013 by James D. Crabtree
Okay, so what's all the fuss over Bettie Page? If you don't get it, this DVD should clarify matters. Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Casey62
....Embarrased for the lot of them..?...Pretty Pathetic...Remember Scollay Square & The Old Howard..?..!..Well i do have Betties autographed 8X10...RIP Bettie..!Published on December 31, 2010 by Robert M. Groves
I once had the VHS, and there was an "Apache Dance" number in that tape--however--that dance number has been removed from this DVD, through no fault of Bettie Page. Read morePublished on January 10, 2007 by ANDREW K. DUNCAN
Don't expect any kind of nudity or pornography. Why watch it? To see cult icon Bettie Page and some other lovely ladies in lingerie. I also happen to really dig the music. Read morePublished on December 22, 2005 by The Patriarch
Wow! Bettie Page shows once again that she is, in my view, the most attractive and alluring woman ever! Actually, I was impressed with the quality of the film on this DVD. Read morePublished on October 14, 2002