Shoes owned by the late Hollywood pin up Bettie Page went under the hammer at Guernsey's Auctioneers in Manhattan on April 6. A pair of Page's high heeled black pumps sold for $10,980, while a single black boot once worn by the star brought $3,965.
An iconic figure, Page was the world's 10th top-earning dead celebrity in 2012, according to Forbes.
Page's career as a pin up began when she moved to New York in 1949 and encountered a policeman with an interest in both photography and pornography. Page expressed a willingness to model and police officer Jerry Tibbs put together a pin up portfolio for the 26 year old.
Having featured in Playboy, in 1955 Page won the title Miss Pin Up Girl of the World.
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