Incredible story, beautiful home and I’m sure lots of good memories 🙂
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Bettie Mae Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008) was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos. Often referred to as the “Queen of Pinups”, her jet black hair, blue eyes, and trademark bangs have influenced artists for generations.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Page lived in California in her early adult years before moving to New York City to pursue work as an actress. There, she began to find work as a pin-up model, and posed for dozens of photographers throughout the 1950s. Page was “Miss January 1955”, one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine. “I think that she was a remarkable lady, an iconic figure in pop culture who influenced sexuality, taste in fashion, someone who had a tremendous impact on our society,” said Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to the Associated Press in 2008.
In 1959, Page converted to evangelical Christianity and worked for Billy Graham, studying at Bible colleges in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, with the intent of becoming a missionary. The latter part of Page’s life was marked by depression, violent mood swings, and several years in a state psychiatric hospital suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. After years of obscurity, she experienced a resurgence of popularity in the 1980s.
Brief little history about the Hot Rod. Enjoy
The Return of Cafe Racers (Why and When?)
Some of us greasers love motorcycles, it doesn’t matter if we own one or if we don’t, it doesn’t matter if we had ride one or we have never been on a bike. Bottom line, we love them. It could be a Harley, an Indian, or a cafe racer.
My motorcycle came to me as a gift, I noticed the motorcycle that my neighbor owned was losing parts, someone was stealing parts! I told the owner and he said… “you want it? You can have it” 😮
I have never owned a motorcycle, I don’t have a lot of money, so I figured I could get it and sell it. It required work but it looked beautiful!
As time went by I slowly fell in love with my motorcycle, it was a symbol of freedom and not giving up, why? Cause I had to deal with, the pink slip since I didn’t have one, fixing it, getting parts, money, time, patience! And on top of that I had to fix my 64 GMC van and my 79 C10, not to mention, rent, dates, bills, E T.C. but she is a symbol of strength and endurance, just like my 64 is a symbol of faith and my C10 a symbol of power.
Cars and motorcycles can be your teachers, they are like angels in mechanical form. They teach you lots of things, they choose you. Sometimes you don’t choose them.
My motorcycle is a 78 550 four Honda and she is a reminder of not giving up.
Check out this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhVixjVwQ5Q
-Antonio D Vargas
When you have been in the world of pinup, rockabilly, (for several years) like I have, you get to see it grow or ignored by several people. The Internet has definitely help this subculture grow even more and that is part of the reason it has gone global, not to say that it wasn’t global before, but the Internet was and is able to connect everyone and inspire everyone in the Rockabilly world.
Clothing, car parts, models, photographers, E.T.C. have benefited from the Internet.
Every decade has their own amazing experiences, the 90’s to me where fun, wild and memorable. I had the best time as a Greaser in a society that looked at us funny.
It doesn’t matter if you were an O.G. Greaser from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000 or 2-10’s, pinup, rockabilly, Greasers, ratrods, hotrods, E.T.C. are here to stay and the people that are true to the style through the years are without a doubt the force behind this beautiful culture.
-Antonio D Vargas.
Chevy C-10 Reveal | Fast N’ Loud: http://youtu.be/N8o1EksQ6TU
What a beautiful truck! Wow!
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