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The FBI Tapped Pin-Up Queen Bettie Page During Obscenity Probe

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April 14, 2010: The Smoking Gun’s Editors / The Smoking Gun – April 12, 2010

Though J. Edgar Hoover’s minions often probed the interstate transportation of obscene material featuring Bettie Page, the notorious pin-up model was nonetheless willing to help agents when it came to FBI inquiries about the production of certain “flagellation and bondage pictures,” according to bureau records.

When a 1957 police drug raid on a Harlem apartment turned up a cache of obscene magazines and photos, paddles, a riding crop, a whip, and lengths of chain, rawhide, and rope, FBI agents contacted Page for some expert guidance. Specifically, they wanted to know if the apartment was a photo studio where obscene material was produced. According to the below memo sent to Hoover, Page told investigators that she “had never heard of that type of photography being made in Harlem.”

An agent reported that Page also advised that the “flagellation and bondage pictures that she had posed for” were shot “in photographic studios or photographers apartments.” The seized porn, which included “two books and four pictures depicting Betty Page in various poses,” was shipped to Washington for “examination” by the FBI Laboratory, according to a second memo. At some point, agents planned to quiz the apartment’s inhabitants about “what the source of these items was, and to what use they were putting them to.”

The FBI documents were included in Page-related material released following a TSG Freedom of Information request. Page died in December 2008 at age 85. (5 pages)

Bettie Page – How to Kidnap a Pin-Up

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Ah, for a change I believe that I’m actually speechless… :) In reality however, this is yet another blatant example of just how long the criminal federal government working for the international bankers and their cult of hypocrisy has been monitoring and controlling virtually every aspect of our lives while dictating our morality via the mass media propaganda machine for nearly a century now… – SJH

Link to original article with FBI documents below…

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2010/0412101bettiepage1.html

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