Bettie Page with Driftwood, Key Biscayne, FL, 2012
Bettie Page with Driftwood, Key Biscayne, FL, 1954
Gelatin Silver Print
Sheet size: 19.75 H x 16 W in.
Image size: 15 H x 15 W in.
Edition 2 of 2
Photographed in 1954
Printed in 2012
Signed and numbered on estate label on verso
Bunny Yeager (born Linnea Eleanor Yeager; March 13, 1930) is an American photographer and former pin-up model. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., Yeager became one of the most photographed models in Miami. After retiring from modeling, she began her career behind the camera. She met Bettie Page in 1954 and took most of the photographs of her that year. Along with photographer Irving Klaw, Yeager played a role in helping to make Page famous, particularly with her photosin Playboy magazine. Yeager remained a successful photographer. She took the well-known still images of Ursula Andress on the beach in the 1962 James Bond film Dr. No and discovered many other notable models. In early 2010, the Warhol Museum held the first exhibition of Bunny's work. Most of the photographs in the exhibit came from Bunny's book "How I Photograph Myself" published by A.S.Barnes & Co.