Monday, July 28, 2014

Kiki de Montparnasse Surreal Film Montage 1923

Kiki de Montparnasse in Ballet Mécanique. Created by Dudley Murphy and Fernand Léger, 
cinematography by Man Ray 1923~1924. 


Female Domination: Bondage S/M Magazines 1970s

A selection of American, German and English full-size, bondage, fem/dom, s/m, fetish magazines circa 1970s. Once this genre started appearing in adult book stores, with little resistance, there came a flood of publications devote to submission with the emphasis on female domination. Featured titles: The Iron Mistress, Bizarre London, Daughters of DeSade and Bondage Pictorial

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Irving Klaw Model Joan "Eve" Rydell 1950s

Prior to her extensive modeling career with Irving and Paula Klaw, Joan "Eve" Rydell, a local New York City girl, began selling her photographs via mail order. She worked with a very competent photographer, advertising and selling photos via ads in girlie magazines. Her photographs began to appear circa 1949. She had a wonderful face and figure and knew how to strike a pose!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Optical Toy: PHENAKISTOSCOPE 1840's Joseph Plateau

Moving images from the amazing optical toy, the Phenakistoscope, created in Belgium, circa 1841 by Joseph Plateau.  Exceptional bizarre and surreal images created by a device that was a precursor to the modern moving image at the turn-of-the-century, film and the cinema. A relatively simple looking device that depends on the spinning of a flat plate covered with images and the connection between the eye and the brain: the persistence of vision. More here.

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