ROGUE MAG ZODIAC FRAN STACY NUDE Bunny Yeager 1961 Orig 2 1/4 Camera Negative
Current price $162.50
Listing type Chinese
Location Los Angeles, California 900** US
Quantity sold 1
Quantity available 1
Seller classicpinups (145)
Seller rating 100% positive feedback
Region Of Origin Miami, United States
Artist Bunny Yeager
Listed By Dealer or Reseller
Quantity Type Single-Piece Work
Date Of Creation 1950-1969
Color Type Black & White
Modified Item No
Width (Inches) 2.25
Color Black & White
Photo Type Negative
Size Type/Largest Dimension 120 mm
Photographer Bunny Yeager
Model Fran Stacy
Special Feature From the Miami Estate of Bunny Yeager
Height (Inches) 2.25
THE BUNNY YEAGER ARCHIVE
PROVENANCE: This offered item is authentic original coming directly from the archive of iconic 20th Century photographer BUNNY YEAGER, which is now owned by GRAPEFRUIT MOON GALLERY. Bunny Yeager is known as the one of the greatest pin-up and self-portrait photographers of her century. CLASSICPINUPS is owned by Ebay seller MyMovieMemorabilia (100% feedback & over 5,000 sales) and is the only third party authorized seller by Grapefruit Moon Gallery offering Bunny Yeager vintage original camera negatives/transparencies and photographic images. A large portion of Bunny's archive has been left virtually untouched for almost 60 years. Many images are unpublished and have never been seen before.
A Certificate of Authenticity for this item will be included with the ship
COPYRIGHT: Copyright is owned by GRAPEFRUIT MOON GALLERY. If the winner of a camera negative or transparency wishes to acquire the ownership of copyright for this item the cost will be an additional $100.00 payable directly to Grapefruit Moon Gallery. Please send a direct message to us within 10 days after this auction has ended advising us of your desire to acquire the copyright. Grapefruit Moon Gallery will then contact you directly with information on a new listing for the copyright purchase.
DESCRIPTION: EXTREMELY RARE! Vintage 1961 pin-up model FRAN STACY 2 1/4" 120 MM camera negative from a ROGUE MAGAZINE shoot called "Bunny Yeager's Zodiac Girls" taken by photographer BUNNY YEAGER coming directly from her personal archive. With sequence number _Z 304_ handwritten in india ink on the negative. (We are displaying a positive view of this negative so you can see what it looks like).
- SIZE: approx. 2 1/4" X 2 1/4" (120 MM)
- TONE: B&W
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BUNNY YEAGER BIO
LINNEA ELEANOR "BUNNY" YEAGER (March 13, 1929 ? May 25, 2014) was an American photographer and pin-up model.
Linnea Eleanor Yeager was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, to Raymond Conrad and Linnea (née Sherlin) Yeager on March 13, 1926. Her family moved to Florida in when she was 17. She adopted the nickname "Bunny" from Lana Turner's character Bunny Smith in the 1945 movie _Week-End at the Waldorf_. The nickname has also been attributed to her portrayal of the Easter Bunny in a high school play.
She graduated from Miami Edison High School and afterwards enrolled at the Coronet Modeling School and Agency. She won numerous local beauty pageants including in rapid succession Queen of Miami, Florida Orchid Queen, Miss Trailercoach of Dade County, Miss Army & Air Force, Miss Personality of Miami Beach, Queen of the Sports Carnival and Cheesecake Queen of 1951. Yeager became one of the most photographed models in Miami. Photos of Yeager appeared in over 300 newspapers and magazines.
Yeager also designed and sewed many of the outfits she and her models wore, at one time boasting that she never wore the same outfit twice while modeling. She designed and produced hundreds of bikinis when the two-piece swimsuit was a new fashion item and is credited with its popularity in America. Bruno Banani, the German fashion company, has developed a line of swimwear based on Yeager's designs from the 1950s.
Yeager entered photography to save money by copying her modeling photographs, enrolling in a night class at a vocational school in 1953. Her career as a professional photographer began when a picture of Maria Stinger, taken for her first school assignment, was sold to _Eye_ magazine for the cover of the March 1954 issue. She became a technically skilled photographer noted for, among other things, her early use of the fill flash technique to lighten dark shadows when shooting in bright sun. Yeager was one of the first photographers to photograph her models outdoors with natural light. Matt Schudel wrote in _The Washington Post_ that her images were vivid and dynamic, going on to say, "She favored active poses and a direct gaze at the camera lens, in what could be interpreted alternately as playful innocence or pure lust."
She met Bettie Page in 1954, and took most of the photographs of her that year. During their brief collaboration she took over 1,000 pictures of Page. Along with photographer Irving Klaw, Yeager played a role in helping to make Page famous, particularly with her photos in _Playboy_ magazine. _American Photo_ magazine described Yeager's work with Page as "a body of imagery that remains some of the most memorable ? and endearing ? erotica on record" in a 1993 article. The most famous images of Page by Yeager include the January 1955 _Playboy_ centerfold in which she kneels wearing only a Santa hat while hanging a silver ornament on a Christmas tree and a series of photographs with a pair of live cheetahs.
Yeager was a very prolific and successful pinup photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, so much so, that her work was described as ubiquitous in that era. She continued to work extensively with _Playboy_ shooting eight centerfolds in addition to covers and pictorial spreads. She discovered Lisa Winters, the first Playmate of the Year. Yeager also appeared in the magazine as a model five times. One appearance with the headline, "Queen of the Playboy Centerfolds", was photographed by Hugh Hefner.
Her work was also published in mainstream magazines including _Cosmopolitan_, _Esquire_, _Pageant_, _Redbook_ and _Women's Wear Daily_. The famous still images she took of Ursula Andress emerging from the water on the beach in Jamaica for the 1962 James Bond film _Dr. No_ are probably her best known bikini photographs. She discovered many notable models. In the 1970s as men's magazines became more anatomically graphic Yeager largely stopped photographing for them, saying they were somewhat "smutty" and that, "They had girls showing more than they should." In 1998 she stated, "The kind of photographs they wanted was something I wasn't prepared to do."
An exhibition titled "Beach Babes Bash" in the early 1990s at the Center for Visual Communication (at that time located in Coral Gables, Florida) featured photographs by Yeager of models from Miami on the beach from the 1950s. Another exhibit at the same gallery featuring Yeager's work was titled "Sex Sirens of the Sixties." In 1992 _Playboy_ published a retrospective of her work titled "The Bettie Boom". Since 2002, Yeager's work has been exhibited in contemporary art galleries.
In early 2010, The Andy Warhol Museum held the first major museum exhibition of Yeager's work. The exhibit, "The Legendary Queen of the Pin Up", featured her self-portraits, some from her book _How I Photograph Myself_ published by A.S. Barnes & Co. in 1964. "The Fabulous Bunny Yeager" an exhibit in 2011 at the Harold Golen Gallery in Miami also featuring self-portraits by Yeager was of photographs that had not been exhibited previously. Also in 2011 Helmut Schuster curated an exhibition for Art Basel at the Dezer Schauhalle in Miami titled "Bunny Yeager: Retrospective to the Future" featuring over 200 of Yeager's photos. Included were some images that had not been shown before of models including Bettie Page.
In 2012 Bunny Yeager had two exhibitions in Germany, "Funland" at Gallery Schuster Potsdam and "Femme Fatale" in December 2012 at Gallery Schuster Berlin.
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale held a 2013 exhibit, "Bunny Yeager: Both Sides of the Camera" featuring her photographs of herself, Page, and model Paz de la Huerta. The exhibit also included some of Yeager's first new pictures in twenty years. Yeager had a show at the Sofia Vault in Sofia, Bulgaria in October 2013. The Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida put on an exhibit, "Bunny Yeager: Selections from _How I Photograph Myself_" in 2014. The Sin City Gallery in Las Vegas held a posthumous exhibit, "Bunny's Bombshells", from June 5 to July 20 2014.
She had her own studio in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, part of the Center for Visual Communication. There is a "Bunny Yeager Lounge" in Berlin which is open to the public and shows photos, memorabilia and movies. Yeager was also founding editor and publisher of a trade magazine for entertainment professionals, _Florida Stage & Screen_. As of 1998 her 24 books had sold over 1 million copies.
Bunny Yeager was married twice, first to Arthur Irwin who died in 1977 and then to Harry Schaefer who died in 2000. She had two daughters, Lisa and Cherilu. Yeager died on May 25, 2014 of congestive heart failure at age 85 in North Miami, Florida.
Yeager's obituary in _The Miami Herald_ called her "one of the country?s most famous and influential photographers." She has been cited as influencing many artists and photographers including Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman and Yasumasa Morimura. Arbus called her, "the world?s greatest pinup photographer." In _The New York Times_, Margalit Fox wrote, "She is widely credited with helping turn the erotic pinup ? long a murky enterprise in every sense of the word ? into high photographic art." Her obituary in _The Independent_ titled, "Bunny Yeager: Pin-up who moved behind the camera to take influential, iconic shots of Bettie Page and Ursula Andress" called her photographic technique pioneering and influential. _The Washington Post_ reported she "helped define art of erotic photography."
Yeager is credited with helping to popularize the bikini in America. The inspiration for the term "cheesecake" in reference to scantily clad women has been attributed to Yeager. Her books, including _Photographing the Female Figure_ which sold over 300,000 copies, have influenced several generations of photographers.
On July 14, 1957, Yeager appeared on _What's My Line?_, stumping the panel. She was also on _I've Got a Secret_ and _To Tell the Truth_. She was a guest on _The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson_ in 1966 to discuss her book, _How I Photograph Myself_. In 1968 she played the role of a Swedish masseuse opposite Frank Sinatra in _Lady In Cement_. She had bit parts in over half a dozen films including _Tony Rome_, _Midnight Cowboy_, _Porky's_, _Dogs of War_, _Absence of Malice_, _Harry & Son_ and _The Mean Season_. Yeager also had small roles in a number of television series including _Miami Vice_ and made occasional appearances singing in Miami nightclubs.
Yeager was played by Sarah Paulson in the 2005 film _The Notorious Bettie Page_. She was also featured on a 2006 CNN story about the 60th anniversary of the bikini. 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.
· _Photographing the Female Figure. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett. 1957. _
· _The Diane Weber Album. Compiled by George Harrison Marks. London: Kamera. 1959. _
· _Bunny Yeager's Photo Studies. Louisville, KY: Whitestone. 1960. _
· _How to Take Figure Photos. Louisville, KY: Whitestone. 1962. _
· _Bunny Yeager's Art of Glamour Photography. Philadelphia: Chilton. 1962. _
· _How I Photograph Nudes. New York: A.S. Barnes. 1963. _
· _How to Photograph the Figure. Louisville, KY: Whitestone. 1963._
· _How I Photograph Myself. New York: A.S. Barnes. 1964. _
· _ABC's of Figure Photography. Louisville, KY: Whitestone. 1964. _
· _100 Girls: New Concept in Glamour Photography. South Brunswick, NJ: A.S. Barnes. 1965. _
· _?; Floreani, Tony (1965). Drawing the Human Figure Using Photographs. New York: A.S. Barnes. _
· _Camera in the Caribbean. Louisville, KY: Whitestone. 1965._
· _Camera in Jamaica. London: Yoseloff. 1966. _
· _Camera in Mexico. Greenwich, CT: Whitestone. 1967. _
· _The 100 Calorie Miracle Diet. New York: Pinnacle. 1975. _
· _The Amazing 600 Calorie Model's Diet. West Nyack, NY: Parker. 1980. _
· _Bettie Page Confidential. New York: St. Martin's. 1994. _
· _?; Kroll, Eric (1994). Bunny's Honeys (in English, French, and German). Cologne, DE: Taschen. _
· _Bunny Yeager. 30 Postcards. 67. Cologne, DE: Taschen. 1995. _
· _Betty Page. 30 Postcards. 78. Cologne, DE: Taschen. 1996. _
· _Peepshow: 1950s Pin-ups in 3D. Hombrechtikon, CH: Olms. 2001. _
· _Bunny Yeager's Pin-up Girls of the 1950s. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. 2002. _
· _Bikini Girls of the 1960s. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. 2002. _
· _Bunny Yeager's Bikini Girls of the 1950s. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. 2004. _
· _Bunny Yeager's Pin-up Girls of the 1960s. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. 2005. _
· _Bunny Yeager's Flirts of the Fifties. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. 2007. _
· _Striptease Artists of the 1950s. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. 2008. _
· _Femmes Fatales of the 1950s. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. 2008. _
· _Bunny Yeager?s Bouffant Beauties. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. 2009. _
· _Bunny Yeager?s Beautiful Backsides. Schiffer. 2012. _
· _Mason, Petra. Bunny Yeager's Darkroom: Pin-up Photography's Golden Era. Foreword by Dita Von Teese; photographs by Bunny Yeager l year 2012 l Rizzoli_
(courtesy of Wikipedia)
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