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Bunny Yeager dies at 85; photographer of Bettie Page pinups
Bunny Yeager dies at 85; photographer of Bettie Page pinups

Bunny Yeager had success as a model in Miami in the 1950s, but she wanted to be a photographer. She saw her chance when she met the little-known Bettie Page, who had modeled for under-the-counter photo sets that specialized in sadomasochism. Yeager took a somewhat more wholesome, holiday-themed photo of Page — nude except for a Santa hat — and in 1955 sent it off to fledgling magazine Playboy. "I figured because they were new they might pay attention to an amateur, and that's what happened," she told the London Telegraph in 2012. ---------- FOR THE RECORD A previous version of this article incorrectly reported Yeager’s date of birth as March 13, 1930,...

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