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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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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Hourglass Figures: The Contemporary Corset

A great collection of hourglass figures by contemporary designers. All the photos found on the web. Above is Eugene Atget's circa 1910 photograph of a Paris corset shop.

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Black Lace Issue #1 1959 Girlie Magazine

The first issue of this short lived American girlie magazine featuring 
nudes, pin-ups and glamour photographs. 

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Days of The Week Panties 1950s

Set of seven vintage days of the week panties found in the original gift box.

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Garter Belts Clasps and Stocking Tops

Selection of garter belts, clasps and stocking tops found on the web. A fetish.

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