Today while I was looking for a photo of Andy Griffith as Lonesome Rhodes in A Face In The Crowd I found an image I could hardly take my eyes off of. Who is this? I wondered. The photo was labeled "Betty Brosmer" which of course sent me on a quest to find out who exactly Betty Brosmer is.
Vintage Pin Up Model Betty Brosmer - 8 x 10 Black and White Photograph - Playboy - Pin Up
I quickly discovered that I was embarrassingly ignorant on the subject due to the fact that Brosmer was one of the most famous glamour models and sex symbols of the 1950s.
Check out these credits:
Betty's classic beauty put her on over 300 magazine covers and books.
Betty had the greatest hourglass figure of all time: 38-18-36 (inches).
She was in thousands of magazine spreads.
Her face appeared on full-page ads in Life, Time, Fortune, Look, Saturday Evening Post and other leading magazines of her day.
She won over 50 beauty contests before the age of 20.
Betty, the ultimate Calendar Girl, appeared on hundreds of calendars.
She was on numerous music album covers;
On billboards in Times Square and billboards across the country;
On life-size cutouts in retail stores selling Kodak film, Thom McAn shoes and other products. (BettyBrosmer.com)
Okay now how did I miss that? How could someone like that have flown under the pop culture radar for so long without me ever hearing of her? Everyone has heard of Bettie Page but how many of you know of Betty Brosmer?
Trust me you see more of Betty in months to come!
The Perfect Hour-Glass Figure - Vintage Pin Up Model Betty Brosmer - 8 x 10 Black and White Photograph - Playboy - Pin Up
Va Va Boom!