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Hollywood Bound

Hollywood Bound

by Tony Nourmand, Peter Doggett
     
 

Hollywood was a city of extremes: it demanded passion, thrills, suspense, violent outbursts of emotion and movement—and so for every protagonist sweeping his way across the screen with a silvery rapier or a sensuous leer, there had to be a victim, waiting to be tossed aside with contemptuous ease or devoured whole in a paroxysm of lust. ...And so it was

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Hollywood was a city of extremes: it demanded passion, thrills, suspense, violent outbursts of emotion and movement—and so for every protagonist sweeping his way across the screen with a silvery rapier or a sensuous leer, there had to be a victim, waiting to be tossed aside with contemptuous ease or devoured whole in a paroxysm of lust. ...And so it was that 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 final reel, 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. It includes over 100 photographs reproduced to the highest quality, and starring some of the twentieth century's greatest names, including Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Cary Grant, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery and Woody Allen.

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HOLLYWOOD BOUND

By Tony Nourmand and Peter Doggett. 128 pp. Reel Art Press. $29.95.

In film stills showing monstrous villains, valiant heroes and innocent maidens alike manacled, trussed and tied, the authors, with broad humor, detect a not-so-subtle eroticism, intended or otherwise.

New York Times Book Review section Feb 24, 2013

Classic Driver, November 2, 2012 - J. Philip Rathgen
Who said reading a book is boring? ... Editor Tony Nourmand has stayed true to his stylish flair, so you can rest assured that every page of this book looks stunning.
Bizarre, January 7, 2013 - Stephen Daultrey
Delectable coffee-top tome.
2012 November 28
Intimate essential viewing for golden age cinema fans.
The Daily Beast Book Reviews
See photos of seducers trapping innocent maidens, monsters receiving their just deserts, and heroes who got bound and tortured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780957261075
Publisher:
Reel Art Press
Publication date:
08/30/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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