This glimpse into the erotic aesthetics and styles of the 1950s is now available in ebook form at the 30th Street Graphics website. Cast: Featuring Bettie Page and others. With both vertical and horizontal orientations, the photo sheets' panels were often adjacent to a block of narrative text. The erotic weight of these works was expressed through the restraints, poses they produced, and fetish costumes of both the damsels in dressage and their sexy captors. Including 16 short films, featuring Big Band Music Soundtrack. These featured striptease acts and an assortment of fetishistic subjects based on special requests from his clientele.
Irving Klaw died on September 3, 1966, from complications from untreated. The first volume of the Irving Klaw Classics collection focuses on Bettie Page, one of the most recognizable pin-up models of all time. He produced and directed a third film in 1956, Buxom Beautease, without Page. Irving Klaw did a lot of work with her, and chances are pretty good that a large chunk of the pictures and movies you've seen containing Mrs. Like his predecessor, , who was also a merchant of fetish-themed photographs, Klaw was not a photographer, but a merchandiser of fetish art imagery and films.
The originals arranged each multi-panel episode in a rectangle that was chemically printed on photo paper. Klaw relocated to Florida where he briefly returned to filmmaking in 1963, producing two films: 's Intimate Diary of an Artist's Model and Nature's Sweethearts, co-directing the latter. Irving Klaw - a name that will go down in history!. Still photos taken during the sessions were also sold at the store and in the bi-annual mail-order catalog Cartoon and Model Parade. Volume 1 is dedicated to Klaw's most popular model, Bettie Page, who with her distinctive hair-cut and girlish looks, became a popular monument of femininity. I won't go into all of the details here there's plenty of reading material available online for those interested , but basically, Mr. Optimized ebooks are designed to show each panel as a separate image that fills the monitor screen, from top to bottom, with sexy, mid-century charm.
Luminaries of this secret subcultural universe include: Charles Guyette, John Willie, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew, Irving Klaw, Leonard Burtman, Tana Louise, Edward Mishkin, Joe Shuster, Stanley Malkin, Bill Ward, and Steve Ditko. She retired from modeling soon afterwards. Volume 1 is dedicated to Klaw's most popular model, Bettie Page, who with her distinctive hair-cut and girlish looks, became a popular monument of femininity. He eventually quit the business and burned all of his negatives, with only about twenty percent of his work surviving the destruction thanks to his sister Paula hiding them. The E-mail message field is required. Released the same year as the feature film The Notorious Bettie Page, Cult Epics' set is part of a large Page and Klaw wave that includes label's , , and. His business, which eventually became , began in 1938 when he and his sister Paula opened a struggling basement level used bookstore at 209 E.
These moments bridge the frozen poses and moments of feigned glee, and they're qualities that make these vintage shorts kind of charming; there's a shared silliness the models can't help but transmit to the camera, knowing their pouting and pelvic thrusts are ridiculous even when isolated to a polite fifties adult loop. Additional Art Copyrighted by Respective Owners. Klaw was accused of being one of the leading causes of juvenile delinquency due to his work. More Coming Soon Description In the 1950s Irving Klaw, known as the King of Pin Ups, was famous for his photos of beautiful girls in lingerie and high heels. The latest boxed set assembles a good sampling of vintage film loops and shorts that were sold by mail to interested parties, and each of the four themed volumes deals with specific genres from the Klaw's low-tech production assembly line. Bettie Page was also summoned to the hearings but was never called to testify parts of the hearings are recreated in the film.
Klaw was portrayed by in the 2004 biographical film and by in the 2005 film. Klaw advertised these episodes in bulletins he would mail to customers and in men's magazines. Unsourced material may be challenged and. From 1951-1956 he produced over a hundred short fetish, wrestling and dance films featuring Bettie Page and other glamour girls of the time. Illustrators included Gene Eneg Bilbrew, Eric Stanton, Mario, Adolfo Ruiz, Swiss Jim, Jay and others. Not fun for the entire family, but adults might get a kick out of these vintage films that somehow seem quaint in modern days.
Irving Klaw November 9, 1910 - September 3, 1966 was an American photographer and filmmaker. At least two films with Bettie Page Rumble Seat Bondage and Jungle Girl Tied to Trees were shot outdoors at secluded locations. In the 1950s, Irving Klaw contracted with many artists to produce comic serials for his mail order business. Other Titles: Bettie Page films Responsibility: a Cult Epics release. Both companies sold similar fetish-oriented photos and magazines.
Some of them fare worse than others in the quality department, but for the most part, they're perfectly adequate and shouldn't receive any complaints from the fans. They also feature a soundtrack courtesy of Cult Epics, with music ranging from classic to piano to honky-tonk. Sold in 8mm and 16mm formats plus stills, for those lacking a movie projector , most of what survives today isn't in the best of shape, and these 8mm versions certainly lack the quality of 16mm prints. January 2019 After the Senate hearings and the ensuing legal difficulties with state authorities, Klaw was barred from continuing his business in New York. New transfers of 16 short 8mm films originally produced between 1951-1956. The latter three are standard parades of Page's near-perfect form in skivvies, while the colour short showcases a topless Page, using a red ball and a wagon wheel!.