Bunny Yeager

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Bunny Yeager
Bunny Yeager 2012.JPG
Yeager at the Miami Book Fair International, 2012
BornLinnea Eleanor Yeager
(1929-03-13)March 13, 1929
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMay 25, 2014(2014-05-25) (aged 85)
North Miami, Florida, U.S.
OccupationPhotographer
 
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Bunny Yeager
Bunny Yeager 2012.JPG
Yeager at the Miami Book Fair International, 2012
BornLinnea Eleanor Yeager
(1929-03-13)March 13, 1929
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMay 25, 2014(2014-05-25) (aged 85)
North Miami, Florida, U.S.
OccupationPhotographer

Linnea Eleanor "Bunny" Yeager[1][2][3] (March 13, 1929 – May 25, 2014) was an American photographer and pin-up model.[3][4]

Born in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, to Raymond Conrad and Linnea (née Sherlin) Yeager, Yeager became one of the most photographed models in Miami.[3] 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.[3] Along with photographer Irving Klaw, Yeager played a role in helping to make Page famous, particularly with her photos in Playboy magazine.[3] Following Page's retirement, 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.[3] In 1968 she played the role of a Swedish masseuse opposite Frank Sinatra in Lady In Cement.[3]

Yeager was played by Sarah Paulson in the 2005 film The Notorious Bettie Page.[5] She was also featured on a CNN story about the 60th anniversary of the bikini.[6] In the 1950s Yeager appeared on What's My Line, stumping the panel. In 2005, Cult Epics released the DVD 100 Girls by Bunny Yeager, a documentary with behind-the-scenes footage on Yeager's photo sessions with Page and other pin-up models. In early 2010, the Warhol Museum held the first exhibition of Yeager's work. Most of the photographs in the exhibit came from Bunny's book "How I Photograph Myself" published by A.S. Barnes & Co. in 1964.[7]

In 2011, the Schuster Gallery (Berlin/Miami) became the official representative of the photographic artwork of Yeager.[8]

In November 2011, the Dezer Schauhalle[9] in Miami, Florida hosted a retrospective exhibition of Yeager's work. Included were some never before seen photos of various models including Bettie Page. There is a temporary exhibit at the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum featuring her photographs of herself, Page, and model Paz de la Huerta, until October 6, 2013.[citation needed]

Yeager had a show at the Sofia Vault in the Bulgarian Capital in October 2013. She was also added to the list of artists represented by Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida. She had her own studio gallery in the art district of Miami (bunnyyeagerstudio.com), part of the Center for Visual Communication. In cooperation with Gallery Schuster, Sin City Gallery will posthumously exhibit "Bunny's Bombshells" from June 5-July 20 2014 in Las Vegas.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Yeager died on May 25, 2014 of congestive heart failure at age 85 in North Miami, Florida.[1][4]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Margalit Fox (May 25, 2014). "Bunny Yeager, Pinup Portraitist, Dies at 85". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jennifer Kay and Suzette Laboy (May 27, 2014). "Photographer's legacy lives on in pin-up photos". Associated Press / Vancouver Sun. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g bizarremag.com
  4. ^ a b Schudel, Matt (May 29, 2014) "Portrayed pinups' curves to distraction" The Washington Post, page B6. Retrieved June 1, 2014[1]
  5. ^ The Notorious Bettie Page, IMDB
  6. ^ CNN transcript
  7. ^ Profile, warhol.org; accessed May 27, 2014.
  8. ^ Gallery Schuster based in Berlin,Miami and Potsdam
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ Bunny Yeager's Darkroom: Pin-up Photography's Golden Era: Petra Mason, Dita Von Teese: 9780847838554: Amazon.com: Books

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