Irina Ionesco Photos for Sale

Those who are not familiair with the story on Irina Ionesco I can really recommend viewing the movie My Little Princess (made by her daughter who shared from her view as yound model for her mother) There are a lot of photo books offered for sale via Ebay as well as a rare collection photos

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jacques Biederer

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…

Charles Gates Sheldon

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…

Olga Spolarics

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…

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),…

Jean Agelou (1878 – 1921)

Jean was born in 1878 in Alexandria (Egypt) and died in 1921 in Gien (Loiret) Jean’s business was started with selling stereoviews and soon he evolved to selling postcards, which was a great moment for him to step into since postcards were becoming very popular, especially nude photographs. He worked together with his brother Georges…

Diana Slip Lingerie

1920 – 1940 This French lingerie company from around 1930 was owned by Léon Vidal, and seemed to have been started by Yva Richard who sold his company to Diana Slip in 1920 (since he wanted to focus on his photography more). The company however was much more then just a lingerie company. They made…