- Full Description
The Big Book of Legs was a monster, nearly seven pounds. Packed with shapely legs spanning six decades, from the first shy emergence of the ankle in the 1910s, through the rolled stockings and rouged knees of the 1920s, to the Betty Grable ’40s, the stockinged and stilettoed ’50s, on into the sexually liberated ’60s and ’70s. Here we are treated to 100 of the choicest photos from the original volume, as well as 38 new photos, from Betty Grable to Bettie Page, the greatest legs of the 20th Century.
Shot by Irving Klaw, Bunny Yeager, and the incomparable Elmer Batters, father of leg art. There are silk and nylon stockings, high heels in abundance, curvy calves, taut thighs, playful toes and towering arches―with an introduction by Dian Hanson, "The Curiously Sexy Leg," in English, French and German.
Where possible, models are identified. These include Cynthia Bond, Caaruschka (who is the subject of an entire book of her own), Lynn Taylor, Rene Bond, Vicki Kennedy, Angel Carter, Candy Palms, Janis Moore, Jackie Miller, Elenor Vidor, Debbie Dare, Lili St. Cyr.
Bettie Page appears in several of the full page pictures, and with her "friends," in several classic Klaw bondage scenes. There are also several earlier bondage scenes with unknown models. All manner of poses are here: on swings, in bed, outdoors, in haystacks, trees, with giant props, etc.
- Additional Information
Item Code LBLG Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9783836545181 Adult Rating Adult Material Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 5x7 # Pages 194pg Color Partial Color