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Mod Betty – In Front of The Camera For 2 Magazine Features – Yikes!

Posted on: April 22, 2011

Yes, it’s true- your favorite “don’t take my picture” hostess has had to emerge from behind the lens- for not one but two exciting magazine features! Oh the things that must be done to get the word out about vintage, retro and cool old places 🙂


First off I have to thank photographer Laura Keen – who not only is an acclaimed photographer, but also lives just a few houses down from the Hacienda (we’re so lucky to live in a cool place where things like this just seem to happen.)

Being a photographer myself I am wicked picky about photos and even moreso pictures of me, and she did a fabulous job. And it was actually kinda fun!


If you’re ever looking for a photographer for your event or project, contact her and tell her Mod Betty sent you!

Secondly I want to thank Charles of The Fisherman Restaurant in Phoenixville – for graciously allowing us to use their great vintage interior for the photos. (Just thinking of the place makes me hungry for chicken croquettes, mashed potatoes and beets!)

You may see more of these photos in the future (rumor has it it’s good for business to put a face with a name, so I guess I gotta) but in the meantime here are the two projects I’m excited about:


I was contacted by writer Stephanie Finnegan – a monthly columnist for Collectors News  magazine, who wants to spotlight RetroRoadmap in their upcoming summer issue. Who could resist the kind words below? Not me!

I discovered your Retro Roadmap site and am enchanted by your spirit, knowledge, and sense of camaraderie. I am certain the readers of our magazine would love to learn more about you, what you’re doing on your site, how to become part of your “traveling” road show, and what prompted you to become this cyber tour guide for so many vintage/retro explorers.

How did she know that I am an absolute pack rat when it comes to vintage souvenirs? Cue the snowdomes!



Charlotte – editor of the online Betty Magazine in the UK was equally as convincing in her approach:

Can I just say – wow! Your website is amazing and you go by the name Betty! I don’t think I have ever been so excited / inspired by a website! I would love to feature your website and interview for the forthcoming new issue.

You sweet talker, Betty Crocker – I’m in!


So there you go – Betty in front of the camera, rockin the Keds. Who knows what’s next – TV? Movies? As long as it helps get folks to visit the uniquely cool vintage places that make the  American roadscape so cool, I’ll put my best foot forward- Keds and all!

18 responses to "Mod Betty – In Front of The Camera For 2 Magazine Features – Yikes!"

  1. Amy Apr 22, 2011 at 11:03

    They’re great!

    • Mod Betty / Apr 22, 2011 at 11:07

      Thanks! These were some of the more silly ones we took – but even those came out great! Laura is a dear to work with – highly recommended!

  2. Craig Apr 22, 2011 at 11:20


    • Mod Betty / Apr 22, 2011 at 21:32

      Thanks! I actually had a photo of me with the Serro Scotty mug- it looked great but my “mug” did not 🙂

  3. roadsidewonders Apr 22, 2011 at 13:38

    Congratulations … I cant’ think of a “Betty” who deserves it more!

    Love the snowglobes pic … that’s your “real” smile 🙂

    • Mod Betty / Apr 22, 2011 at 21:31

      Thanks, hon! I never knew how many smiles -frozen,fake, half, mouth open, teeth, I had until someone took so many photos of me! see you at Sledfest!

  4. thevintagetraveler Apr 22, 2011 at 15:20

    Yeah! for you and the press coverage. And you look great!!

  5. Larry Cultrera Apr 24, 2011 at 05:22

    Well, it’s about time! you go girl!!!

  6. Roadside Rustic Apr 25, 2011 at 21:33

    Love these. What a fabulous blog Mod Betty. I’m off to look around some more. I may be here all night. :- )

  7. Roadside Rustic Apr 25, 2011 at 21:35

    Love these. What a fabulous blog Mod Betty. I’m off to look around some more. I may be here all night. :- ) Congrats on your magazine features.

  8. Anna borg Apr 27, 2011 at 21:42

    WHOOHOO!! You are looking swell and to the max, lady! So excited for you!