Pin-Up Legend Bunny Yeager on Posing Nude, Bettie Page and Photoshopping (Photos, NSFW)
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Anything you miss most about old Miami? Any specific memories?
It's not as easy to walk around some of the streets like you could before. At the time I was shooting Bettie, she came down from New York supposedly on a vacation. She wasn't looking to move in anywhere. I was just so fortunate that we came together at that time, I had to pick her up terribly early in the morning, we had to drive up to Boca to a placed called Africa USA. it was wild animals running around. We were lucky that we could wander around in the Jeep. We went and I would stay in the Jeep, I was a little afraid of the animals. Bettie wasn't afraid. She had been posing so much with the cheetahs that she got used to the wild animals that had been tamed, they were pleasant to work with.
I have some exceptional photos with the live cheetahs there. They had a pot over a fire, I had the idea to shoot Bettie in the pot like the jungle man was going to cook her. So I have shots like that which are not serious, but that's just the way my mind travels. I'm a bit of a comedian at times as well as serious.
Fans can catch Bunny and author Petra Mason at Books & Books in Coral Gables on October 24 at 7 p.m., and at the Bal Harbour branch on October 25 at 6:30 p.m.Follow Cultist on Facebook and Twitter @CultistMiami.