Vintage BDSM Art

Jim of Switzerland

Waiting

Chloe des Lysses, (Nathalie Boët)

Beautiful Girl

In 1945, Yvonne De Carlo was described as “the most beautiful girl in the world.” Her film career reached its peak in 1956 but she gained a new generation of fans as a star of the television sitcom The Munsters (1964–1966).

Vintage Pose

Andre de Dienes will always be remembered as one of the first photographers to photograph Marilyn Monroe but he was more than that. Dienes also photographed such notable actors as Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ingrid Bergman, Ronald Reagan, Jane Russell, Anita Ekberg and Fred Astaire.

A Boy and his Chicken

A chicken whose name was Chantecler
Clucked in iambic pentameter
It sat on a shelf, reading Song of Myself
And laid eggs with a perfect diameter
” – Richard Maxson
Origin of photo unknown. Just a glimpse into an almost forgotten world.

Olden Days

He must be doing something right! Look at that smile! (Origin unknown).

Stop!

Weegee (Arthur Fellig) 1950.
Weegee worked in Manhattan, New York City’s Lower East Side, as a press photographer during the 1930s and 1940s, and he developed his signature style by following the city’s emergency services and documenting their activity.
Fellig earned his nickname, a phonetic rendering of Ouija, because of his frequent, seemingly prescient arrivals at scenes only minutes after crimes, fires or other emergencies were reported to authorities.
In 1966, two years before his death, Weegee starred as himself in a “Nudie Cutie” exploitation film, intended to be a pseudo-documentary of his life. Called The ‘Imp’probable Mr. Wee Gee, it saw Fellig apparently falling in love with a shop window dummy, which he then traces to London, before finally ending up in Paris, all the while pursuing or photographing various women

On the Beach

Bunny Yeager photographing Bettie Page in Florida, 1954.
That was the year they met and Bunny took most of the photographs of Bettie that year. During their brief collaboration she took over 1,000 pictures of Page, many of those photographers now considered iconic.
Yeager was a very prolific and successful pinup photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, so much so, that her work was described as ubiquitous in that era. She continued to work extensively with Playboy shooting eight centerfolds in addition to covers and pictorial spreads. Yeager also appeared in the magazine as a model five times.

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