Hollywood Bound

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A photographic ride through the history of movie bondage.

Hollywood was a city of extremes: not for Tinseltown the carefully judged subtleties of shot and tone that were the hallmark of the art-house auteurs. 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 cruellest 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. Includes over 100 photographs reproduced to the highest quality.

ISBN: 978-0-9572610-7-5
128 pp; Hardback; 100 b/w photographs
280 x 235 mm / 11 x 9  in.
 

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Written by Peter Doggett

Edited by Tony Nourmand

Design by Graham Marsh

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