As I implied in my title above, Dita von Teese is often compared to 1950's pin-up icon Bettie Page - except that, as author/lensman Peter Czernich says in his introduction, "Dita is better than Bettie ever was". For those who are familiar with Dita's own book _Burlesque/Fetish and the Art of the Teese_, _Vintage Dita_ is a compilation of the photographs that Mr. Czernich took of Dita during the 1990's for the fetish-fashion magazine _Marquis_ (which he edits), in the days - as Czernich calls them, "The Early Fetish Years" - before she became a pop-culture icon, when her fame was still mostly confined to the alternate-lifestyle set.
The book (at 128 pages, somewhat more slender than I'd personally have wanted) presents a mixture of color and B&W pages of Dita, many in full color and all of uniformly excellent technical quality. In keeping with the overall theme of the book, Dita wears all sorts of erotic things - corsets, opera gloves, extreme high heels, full-fashioned stockings, thigh-height boots, rubber, PVC, leather and the like. Highly recommended, of course, for the serious Dita fan who wants more after Dita's own book, and for fans of high-class modern erotic photography in general.