Pin-Up icon Bernie Dexter, who has graced the pages of Playboy Magazine as well as been called the Queen of Pin-Ups by BLID Entertainment, takes time out of her busy moving schedule to discuss music, nerves, and her clothing line for Lucy B.
Miss Dexter did her interview exclusively for the Best of Pin Curl 2009 issue available in our online shop or at the Issue Release Party at Gifts and Garters on Dec 5th. You’ll have to grab a copy to get the full interview and tons of unseen photos, but with it being the holiday season and all, we thought we’d gift you a sneak peak.
An Except of the Bernie Dexter Interview
Interview: Shoshana. Photo: Levi Dexter
Q: What are three songs that are in heavy rotation on your MP3 player right now?
That Certain Female Charlie Feathers, Snake Eyed Mama by Levi Dexter & Steve Hooker, & Frankie’s Got Quiff by Batmobile
Q: When was your first pin-up photo shoot?
My first professional shoot was for Space Cowgirls. I remember walking in & seeing the make-up artist. She was a cool girl I knew from the rockabilly scene and I was so embarrassed! I remember telling her not to tell anyone she saw me there! Hehehe!
Q: How has the industry and “the scene” changed since you then?
At the time when I started it was a very small. There were only a hand full of girls and I thought they were so amazing. Carina Acevedo, Lana Landis & Nancy from Glamour Lux were my faves. I do not think these girls even model anymore. I never see them anymore. The scene is so huge now! It is great to see it grow.
Q: You Bernie Dexter for Lucy B line of lingerie has been getting quite a lot of attention. How did this partnership begin?
I had been hired to do modeling for Michelle of Lucy B. We really got a long and she would ask me to fly to New York to do the lingerie shows with her. We realized we both *love* vintage lingerie & had extensive vintage lingerie collections. One day she just asked me. It was always a dream of mine to have my own line of lingerie! Lucy B. made it happen.
Q: If 100 years from now, there is a Bernie Dexter legacy, what would you like that legacy to be?
If I leave any legacy at all I hope it will be to inspire young girls and women to be fit, healthy, and smile!