Bernard Montorgueil, of course, from Dans la maison des Amazones – Sixteen Images of Strange Pleasure. This was scanned by Suburbansub who so kindly sent me a large number of pictures as well as translations of the text.
The accompanying text to this illustration is, “Would you like to know what happens in the House of the Amazones? It’s quite simple. In a few words, let me explain my …”
Mondays in May will feature this brilliant work, some of it not seen on the web before. Thank you, Suburbansub, for your generosity and time.
Joan Crawford as Sadie Thompson in Rain (1932). Crawford was signed to a motion picture contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925 and began a campaign of self-publicity. In the 1930s, Crawford’s fame rivalled MGM colleagues Norma Shearer and Greta Garbo. Crawford often played hardworking young women who find romance and financial success. These “rags-to-riches” stories were well-received by Depression-era audiences and were popular with women. Crawford became one of Hollywood’s most prominent movie stars and one of the highest paid women in the United States.
After an absence of nearly two years from the screen, Crawford staged a comeback by starring in Mildred Pierce (1945), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
The book, published in the 1950’s was Confessions Libertines and the author was simply known as Comtesse de J… and the illustrations were credited to Thierry Mertens.
Checking skirt lengths. Reminds me of boarding school. 🙂
Courtesy of Suburbansub, the complete double page of one of the iconic works from Bernard Montorgueil. Usually, the two women on the bed are not usually shown (see below) so we are able to see the complete image as it was intended by Montorgueil. Thank you, Suburbansub. There will be more Montorgueil tomorrow.
Crystal Renn and Karoline Kurkova playing Strict Institution games for Interview Magazine. Photograph by the amazing Mister Steven Klein.
Claudia Schiffer photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth