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Music Box Films Takes U.S. Rights on Bettie Page Reveals All



"Queen of the Pinups" Documentary to Open NY and LA on November 29

bettie-pageChicago, IL (August 8, 2013) - Music Box Films announced today that it has acquired all U.S. rights to Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori's BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, an intimate look at one of the world's most recognized sex symbols, featuring Bettie Page herself telling her story for the first time in her own words. Music Box Films will release BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL in New York and Los Angeles on November 29, followed by a national theatrical rollout and later on all home entertainment platforms.

In Mori's documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumor via interviews Mori taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With earthy, razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story -- from humble beginnings as one of six children born to an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to her career as a scandalous 50s pin-up model. The film also uncovers previously unknown details about Bettie's many torrid affairs, told from both her and her lovers' perspectives. We follow her story through her sudden retirement at the peak of her modeling career in 1957, and discover a strange tale of decades of broken marriages, born-again Christianity, and bouts of mental illness, before ultimately resurfacing in the public eye in the early 90's, unaware of her cult status.

With a stunning array of photographs, archival material and movie footage, BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL shows how Page's unabashed sexual expression and provocative poses set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion. The film definitively demonstrates why, for stars like Katy Perry and Beyonce, and for new generations of fans, Bettie remains an irresistible style icon. Revealingly, Forbes in 2012 listed her as one of the top ten posthumous celebrity earners.

Music Box president William Schopf negotiated the deal directly with the filmmaker.


Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has established itself as one of the leading theatrical and home entertainment distributors of foreign language, American independent and documentary films in the US and Canada.

Past releases include the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's trilogy of international mega selling novels; the first in the series, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, with over $10 million in US box office, was one of the most popular international releases of the decade.

2012 heralded diverse new titles such as Terence Davies' THE DEEP BLUE SEA, starring Rachel Weisz, and Philippe Falardeau's Academy Award-nominated MONSIEUR LAZHAR, one of the top grossing foreign language films of the year. Recent releases include Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov's HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA, Cate Shortland's LORE, and Alice Winocour's AUGUSTINE.

Upcoming titles include Roger Michell's LE WEEKEND, starring Jim Broadbent, Jan Troell's THE LAST SENTENCE and Jan Ole Gerster's OH BOY.

Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation, which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago's premiere venue for independent and foreign films.

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