Holly Faram (1913 – 1987) met John Willie as a model in the mid 1930’s, they married on Christmaseve in 1942. She was a model for his bondage art and photography for many years. He used photos from Holly, in bondage, for his magazine Bizarre as well.
In the appartment where John Willie and Holly lived there was a black and white photo of a naked woman tied to a tree, John Willie would smile and say ‘that’s the missus’
Around 1945-47, Coutts moved to New York City, while Holly chose to remain in Australia, however they remained married.
Holly died in 1983 at the age of 70.
- 36. John A.S. Coutts, aka John Willie SDM BNDG GAG (Sadomasochism Female, Bondage Gagged) 1938 (donated 1959) Copyright Bizarre Publishing Company. All rights reserved Courtesy The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington SEDUCED Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now 12 October 2007 V 27 January 2008 Barbican Art Gallery, London