We’re proud to announce that our latest acquisition is on display now: Two images by groundbreaking pinup photographer Bunny Yeager (1929 – 2014).
A model who felt she could do better behind the lens than many of the men photographing her, Yeager became one of the leading photographers of her day, capturing stunning photos of Bettie Page and many of the burlesque stars of the ‘50s, as well as the famous shot of Ursula Andress used to promote the Bond film, Dr. No. These photos she shared with us are particularly dear to our hearts, as they capture a live performance by a young Dixie Evans at the peak of her performing career.
Thank you to Ed Christin and Helmut Schuster, and to Bunny herself, for their generosity and their support of our mission to preserve burlesque history. Thank you also to local gallerist Laura Henkel, whose Sin City Gallery hosted a retrospective of Yeager’s work earlier this year and who coordinated the donation of these important works to the museum.
To learn more about Bunny Yeager’s career and her tremendous influence on pinup photography, visit the official Bunny Yeager website at bunnyyeager.net. And be sure to visit BHoF and see these gorgeous shots in person!