Heroes and Villains
Casino Royale (Woody Allen) The Kobal Collection
Gary Cooper Photofest
Burt Lancaster, TCD
Elvis Presley, The Kobal Collection
Kiss Me Deadly, Photofest
Perils of Pauline Photofest
The Sign of the Cross The Kobal Collection
This Gun For Hire The Kobal Collection
Hollywood Bound by Tony Nourmand and Peter Doggett is published by www.reelartpress.com £19.95/$29.95
Hollywood was a city of extremes: not for Tinseltown the carefull shots and subtleties of tone that were the hallmark of experimental films. It wanted passion, thrills, suspense, violent outbursts of emotions and movements – and so for every protagonist sweeping his way across the screen with a silver 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 what they deserved; valiant heroes manacled or trussed or viciously tied, awaiting the cruellest of tortures, physical or psychological – only to free themselves in the final scene, and carry off the equally endangered heroines to safety and starry-eyed romance.
Researched and collected with typical stylish flair by editor Tony Nourmand and featuring insightful text by author Peter Doggett, Hollywood Bound includes over 100 photographs reproduced with the highest quality. showing some of the twentieth century’s greatest names, including Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Cary Grant, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery and Woody Allen, Hollywood Bound is a tremendous photographic guide to the history of movie bondage,within Hollywood classics films.
Tony Nourmand and Peter Doggett
128 pp, 100 b/w photographs
HB w/jacket; 11 x 9 ½ in.