Alice Prin

Better known as Kiki de Montparnasse (or the Queen of Montparnasse) but born as Alice Ernestine Prin (1901 - 29 1953). She was a French artist's model, literary muse, nightclub singer, actress, memoirist, and painter. She flourished in, and helped define, the liberated culture of Paris in the 1920s. Without knowing it I already have... Continue Reading →

Fern Andra (1893 – 1974)

1893 - 1974 Fern Andra was an American actress, film director, script writer and producer. Next to Henny Porten and Asta Nielsen she was one of the most popular and best-known actresses in German silent films of the 1910s Born as Vernal Edna Andrews in Watseka, Illinois in 1893, the daughter of a circus performer... Continue Reading →

Maud d’Orby (unknown)

Maud d'Orby was a model and soprano operetta star. She was portrayed on numerous occasions by Leopold Reutlinger, but appears also in some few semi-nude photographies by Jean Agélou. The photos below are all taken by Jean Agelou. Facebook Albums (click image to open album) Nude with hat (click image to enlarge)  

Lina Cavalieri (1874 – 1944)

1874 – 1944 Lina Cavalieri was born on Christmas Day at Rieti, some 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Rome.She lost her parents at the age of fifteen and became a ward of the state, sent to live in a Roman Catholic orphanage. At a young age, she made her way to Paris, France, where her... Continue Reading →

Holly Faram (1913 – 1987)

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... Continue Reading →

Jacques Biederer (1887 – 1942)

Ostra Studio was a photography studio in Paris that was well-known in the 1930s for producing high-quality erotic pictures of nudes and fetishistic scenes of bondage, whipping, and spanking. The studio was an offshoot of the equally famous Biederer Studio founded by Jacques (1887 - 1942) & Charles Biederer (1892 - 1942) in 1908. The Biederer Studio... Continue Reading →

Charles Gates Sheldon (1889 – 1960)

Charles Sheldon (1889 - 1960) was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1889 Sheldon was pioneer in commercial fetish photography. It took me some time to put together collections with the various subjects he photographed, now the collection is finished (as far as possible) it gives an overview of the visions Sheldon shared on fetishes like... Continue Reading →

Olga Spolarics (1896 – 1969)

Olga Solaris (1896-1969) together with her husband Adjoran Wlassics (1893-1946) started their photo studio (Manassé Studio) in 1920, shortly after they got married. They used retouching techniques to create surreal and noir images. This special atmosphere does apply perfectly in terms of fetish related photos, built together in a special collection one could almost conclude... Continue Reading →

Dora Kalmus (1881 – 1963)

Dora Kallmus (1881 - 1963) aka Madame D'Ora was an Austrian Jewish photographer. "Madame d’Ora’s vibrant portraits of twentieth-century artists and intellectuals remain important testaments to European cultural life at the turn of the century and beyond. Not only did her high quality photographs of well-known figures such as Josephine Baker (1906–1975), Karl Kraus (1874–1936),... Continue Reading →

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