The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page

Director: Mary Harron Cast: Gretchen Mol
Gretchen Mol
, Christopher Bauer
Christopher Bauer
, Jared Harris
Jared Harris
Mary Harron
The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page

Director: Mary Harron Cast: Gretchen Mol
Gretchen Mol
, Christopher Bauer
Christopher Bauer
, Jared Harris
Jared Harris
Mary Harron


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Celebrated and vilified in equal measure, the pinup goddess Bettie Page inspired a legion of followers -- and an indecency scandal -- by appearing in a series of nude, sado-masochistic, and/or revealing magazine spreads in the 1950s. An era later, writer/director Mary Harron casts a knowing eye upon the woman who indirectly gave birth to modern pornography in the biopic The Notorious Bettie Page. As a teen, Page (Gretchen Mol) is a smart, plucky girl with ambitions beyond her Tennessee roots. Suffering varying degrees of abuse from her father, her first husband, and suitors of dubious virtue, Page makes her way to New York City, where an amateur photographer discovers her lounging on the beach. It isn't long before images of the shapely brunette reach Irving and Paula Klaw (Chris Bauer and Lili Taylor), brother-and-sister entrepreneurs who publish illicit magazines dedicated primarily to men's fetishes. The casual nudist Page eventually finds herself acquiescing to their requests to don thigh-high boots, whips, and chains, which raise the ire of the smut-fearing senator Estes Kefauver (David Strathairn). The Notorious Bettie Page had its North American premiere at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2013
UPC: 0883316769966
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Hbo Archives
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 36,699

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Audio Commentary with Gretchen Mol, Writer/Director Mary Harron (American Psycho) and Writer Guinevere Turner; ; An Inside look at the "Pin-Up Queen of the Universe"; Theatrical Trailer; Presenting Bettie Page: a provocative performance, starring Bettie herself

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gretchen Mol Bettie Page
Christopher Bauer Irving Klaw
Jared Harris John Willie
Sarah Paulson Bunny Yeager
Cara Seymour Maxie
David Strathairn Senator Estes Kefauver
Lili Taylor Paula Klaw
Jonathan M. Woodward Marvin
John Cullum Preacher In Nashville
Matt McGrath Nervous Man
Austin Pendleton Teacher
Norman Reedus Billy Neal
Dallas Roberts Scotty
Victor Slezak Preacher In Miami
Tara Subkoff June
Kevin Carroll Jerry Tibbs
Ann Dowd Edna Page
Michael Gaston Mr Gaughan
Jefferson Mays Little John
Peter McRobbie Gengel
Dan Snook Mr Grimm
Greg Ainsworth Man On Street
John Boyd Jack
David Call Guy 1 At Party
Geoffrey Cantor Director At Audition
Max Casella Howie
Alejandro Chaban Armand
Jaymie Dornan Young Jimmy Page
Teddy Eck Charlie
Jack Gilpin Roy Page
Dan Haft Photographer 1
Lars Hanson Detective Farrell
Daniel Haughey Battle
Frank Hopf Jack Kramer
Ed Jewett Bookstore Owner
Aaron Lazar Jake
Alexandra Leclair Young Goldie
Heather Litteer Model
Gary Lundy Guy 2 At Party
Edmund Lyndeck Father Egan
Marisa Malone Drunken Woman At Party
Shelly Mars Photographer 2
Christopher McCann Dr Henry
Randy Miles Photographer 3
Molly Moore Young Bettie
Joe Mosso Art
James J. Pollock Court Official
Naelee Rae Young Love
Alicia Sable Goldie
Ean Sheehy Director At Screen Test
Kohl Sudduth Police Officer
Ashley Terrill Marion
Hans Tester Producer At Screen Test
Benjamin Walker Jim
Michael Boydston-White Choir Singer
Mark Suozzo Conductor

Technical Credits
Mary Harron Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Thomas Ambrose Art Director
Kerry Barden Casting
Michael Berg Camera Operator
P.J. Bloom Musical Direction/Supervision
Linda Burk Consultant/advisor
Tricia Cooke Editor
Lori Keith Douglas Co-producer
John Dunn Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Mott Hupfel Cinematographer
Pamela Koffler Executive Producer
Kevin Kropp Set Decoration/Design
Brian Miksis Sound/Sound Designer
Dani Minnick Consultant/advisor
Evelyne Noraz Makeup
Gideon Ponte Production Designer
Gordon Ponte Production Designer
Katie Roumel Producer
Suzanne Smith Casting
Wyatt Sprague Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan Starch Asst. Director
Mark Suozzo Score Composer
Guinevere Turner Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Christine Vachon Executive Producer
Mark Weber Sound Mixer
John Wells Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Notorious Bettie Page
1. Chapter 1 [:16]
2. Sin [7:33]
3. Love and Marriage [8:00]
4. A Fresh Start [8:04]
5. Adam and Eve [9:29]
6. A Special Customer [11:25]
7. Home Movies [4:34]
8. What Would God Think? [9:55]
9. The Senators [7:12]
10. Testimony [9:12]
11. A Lifting Up [6:10]
12. Alpha and Omega [3:03]
13. End Credits [5:38]

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