Bunny Yeager: The First Pinup Model

by - May 29, 2014

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2014 has been a doozy of a year. We have lost so many classic film actors, actresses, comediennes, and this month we lost an icon of the Pinup Girl movement.

Bunny Yeager was THE Pinup photographer of the 1950's and 1960's. She worked closely with Bettie Page and was her main photographer in 1954. But before Bunny was a Pinup photographer she was a successful model.

Born Linnea Eleanor Yeager in 1929 and as a young women became one of the most photographed models in Miami, Florida. Tired of being harassed by male photographers she decided to take her hand at photography herself.

Her first subject, herself of course. I am fascinated by her self-portraits because well, frankly...Bunny was a babe!

A book that I am itching to get my hands on by Bunny herself is called, How To Photograph Myself which is of course almost impossible to find and quite costly. Imagine how much fantastic information and tips she had in posing your figure to make it look its best. Swoon! I really want that book!

I did find some beautiful photos of Bunny and her self-portraits. See for yourself on why I consider Bunny Yeager to be the first real Pinup. She may not have been famous for it but by golly she made it look effortless, was an absolute beauty, and used her knowledge of posing and what looked beautiful on a woman on her subjects. Pure artistic genius.

Bunny Yeager
Bunny Yeager
Bunny Yeager
Bunny Yeager
Bunny Yeager

Want to learn more about Bunny Yeager? Here are a few great articles and sites that you might enjoy:

Bunny Yeager Stuffed A Wild Bikini With Light

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4 comments

  1. That was interesting! Really.
    Lovely post.
    I've seen quite a lot of people talking about her on my FB news feed timeline but we dont actually all know Who she was expect From the name.
    So thanks.
    Xxx
    Love From Paris,
    Lorna

    HTTP://lornasharp.blogspot.com

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  2. This was so interesting. I love that she was a woman, I assumed most of those photographers (back then were men)

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  3. Bunny Yeager was such an amazing model, photographer, and woman...and yes, a total bombshell!

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  4. She was wonderful and very inspirational, her photos of Bettie Page are what made me love Pin Up and try modeling.

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