Thursday, December 11, 2008
1950s pinup model Bettie Page dies in LA at 85 - 50 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bettie Page, a 1950s pinup model who helped set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution, has died. She was 85.Her agent Mark Roesler says Page died Thursday night at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a heart attack nine days ago. He says she never regained consciousness.Page attracted national attention with magazine photographs of her sensuous figure in bikinis and see-through underwear that were quickly tacked up on walls across the country. Her photos included a centerfold in the January 1955 issue of then-fledgling Play boy magazine, as well as controversial SM poses. Roesler says Page had been hospitalized for three weeks with pneumonia and was about to be released when she suffered the heart attack Dec. 2.
The excitement of finding the house, getting our offer accepting and making future plans, tempered with the knock-back we got on Wednesday. It seems the mortgage lender's insurer doesnt like Fruitbowl, or any of the suburbs we could afford due to people defaulting in that area. (Um, thats why we could afford a house there!).
Plan B - The race around to try and find another lender as the contracts are already at the exchangers - and we really want the house. Our broker thought that a bank would be OK with Fruitbowl as they have an in-house insurer and go more on whether you can afford the loan than what area.
Finally, making a Plan C. Asking my parents for help to make up at 20% deposit (thats over $70,000 - we already had most of it) so we dont need the insurance.
Spoke to the broker again today, so if the Bank does say no we can go back to our first choice of lender and they will finance us with the 20%.
So the house is a definate (as long as the contracts have finally been exchanged!)