- Full Description
Vintage Hollywood was a city of extremes: passion, thrills, suspense, violent outbursts of emotion and movement. For every protagonist with a silvery rapier or a sensuous leer, there had to be a victim, tossed aside with contemptuous ease or devoured whole in a paroxysm of lust. Here is the story of bondage in Hollywood: trussed up guys, dames, even monsters!
From Johnny Weissmiller's Tarzan, to Cary Grant and Myrna Loy, Fu Manchu to Dorothy Lamour, Ida Lupino to Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert, Alfred Hitchcock's first films with Madeleine Carroll handcuffed to the hero, Bogie trussed up by Lauren Bacall...Veronica Lake being tied up on a bed, all smiles while extras work the knots for the coming scene. Even Batman is here, with his first 1943 serial, and Superman/Kirk Alyn in 1948 and Captain America, 1944!
There's Mike Hammer in 1955's Kiss Me Deadly, Jayne Mansfield and Mamie Van Doren, with all their charm in chains and rope, Paulette Goddard in Unconquered (1947), Captive Women (1952), Burt Lancaster, Elvis Presley feeling the whip in Jailhouse Rock, Jane Russell and Bob Hope, Jack Carson and Ginger Rogers, Adam West and Julie Newmar...
Innocent maidens were pinned down by rapacious seducers; monstrous villains chained to receive their just desserts; valiant heroes manacled or trussed or viciously tied, awaiting the cruelest of tortures, physical or psychological--only to free themselves in the end, and carry off the equally endangered heroines to safety and starry-eyed romance.
Researched and collated with typical stylish flair by editor Tony Nourmand and featuring insightful text by author Peter Doggett, Hollywood Bound is a tremendous photographic guide to the history of movie bondage. Includes over 100 crisp, highly detailed movie-still quality photographs, reproduced to the highest quality. No nudity, but oh so suggestive!
- Additional Information
Item Code HOLBH Publisher Reel Art Publish Date 2012 ISBN 9780957261075 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 128pg Color b&w