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Q: The Shoes of Bettie Page ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: The Shoes of Bettie Page
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: cubodesangre-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 12 Oct 2005 16:30 PDT
Expires: 11 Nov 2005 15:30 PST
Question ID: 579538
Who designed/manufactured the platform heels Bettie Page and other
pin-up girls wore in the 1930s; where can I buy exact replicas or
possibly, originals?
Subject: Re: The Shoes of Bettie Page
Answered By: nancylynn-ga on 13 Oct 2005 11:45 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
The only clue I could find as to the source of Bettie's ultra sexy
high heels is in this FAQ from
"Where did Bettie get her outfits?
Bettie had learned to sew as a youngster, so she actually made her
skimpy bikinis and many other costumes herself. She says, "I never
kept up with the fashions. I believed in wearing what I thought looked
good on me." Some of the lingerie was from Frederick's of Hollywood,
and much of the fetish wear (such as extreme high heels, leather, and
a metal cone-bra) was provided by the Klaw studios and may have come
from the confidential customers who ordered the photos."

The FAQ also notes that Bettie was born in 1923, and first achieved
significant fame in 1950.

Here are some replica Bettie Page style, followed by some general
pinup style shoes from the '30s -- '50s:

Current eBay auctions featuring Bettie replicas:

"Vinyl Bettie Page Pin Up Platforms/Gothic/Punk/Fetish"


"RETRO heels womens shoes Betty Page LEATHER 8 Vintage":

"Sexy Gothic Vampire Punk Betty Page Like Heel Pumps":

General Resources:

Here are some vintage pin-up girl platform heels:

Classic '50s style spike and platform heels:
At Shoewawa:

Scroll down to "Paul & Joe Mary-Janes." To purchase, go to ShopBop:

Check out, where a shopping directory for 
pin-up-style high heels:

Toward the bottom of that page you'll see photos of Page and just
above those are heels that look like replicas of the ones she's
wearing (albeit, these are stiletto).

To purchase shoes at this site, just click on a photo of the shoes that 
interest you and you'll be redirected to the designer's site. Please note 
that many of these sellers have a larger variety of sizes than the displays 
at this page indicate.

Jabot's Vintage Boutique has some retro platform heels:

Pinup Girl Clothing:

You may also want to browse the stores listed at Curbside Couture
(though, sadly, many of the links are broken):

Btw, there is a new movie out, "The Notorious Bettie Page,"  starring
Gretchen Mol as Bettie. You can read Noah Cowan's review of it at the
Toronto International Film Festival's site:
(Perhaps the movie will provide some tidbits re: where Bettie got her shoes.)

Search Strings:

designed shoes for Bettie Page
buy replicas 1940s shoes AND Bettie Page AND pin-up
designed Bettie Page high heels
Bettie Page high heels +designer
Bettie Page platform high heels
high heels AND 30s OR 40s OR 50s
pin-up girls platform high heels + 30s 40s 50s

I hope this is helpful to you. You may want to repeat my search
strings to find more shoes, and be sure to keep checking eBay, which
seems to be the best source for Bettie replicas.

Best regards,
Google Answers Researcher
cubodesangre-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Provided a wealth of websites to bookmark for reference in the future,
had my answer not been immediately answered.

Subject: Re: The Shoes of Bettie Page
From: nancylynn-ga on 14 Oct 2005 06:22 PDT
Thank you for the high rating and generous tip!

I found a few more resources for you: 

Vamps and Tramps:

An eBay auction I listed for you, that expired yesterday, has been
re-listed and is open for another 2 days:

Another eBay seller, SultryLeather, has Bettie Page style black vinyl
platform shoes, available in sizes 5-14.

Bettie Page style red glitter platform heels, size 7:

Same style, size 9:

My Diva's Closet:

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