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Beyond Bettie Page : Sexploitation, Fetish and Femdom Kink!

Posted in Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, femdom, fetish, Gene Bilbrew, Grindhouse, Permanent Obscurity, Richard Perez, Russ meyer, sexploitation, sexploitation noir, Stantoons on September 3, 2010 by allperez


A Listmania! list by Richard Perez “author of PERMANENT OBSCURITY” (New York City)
(REAL NAME)
“Unlike most people I see retro-kink as belonging under the umbrella term of “sexploitation.” The logic of this becomes more apparent when you begin, as I have, collecting fun, so-called “retro sleaze” paperbacks from the 1960s (see the book, SIN-A-RAMA, listed below) and collecting artwork from artists like Eric Stanton and Gene Bilbrew, as well as Bettie Page artifacts.

Sexploitation — and much of retro-kink (or present-day kink, for that matter) — ISN’T meant to reflect reality, as I see it. In many ways, it’s just an interesting and revealing fantasy world, full of psycho-dramas (or psychosexual dramas) and fun clothing and attitudes. And, most importantly, retro-kink (and much of BDSM) represents a subversion of gender roles and vanilla tradition, which I find fun and interesting. Femdom or Female Domination stuff, in particular, directly questions gender roles and attitudes we normally take for granted; it also touches on masculine fears and terrors, which is something I address somewhat on my website, PermanentObscurity.com

This is a short list of cool retro-kink and fetish and BDSM-themed items, still in progress….

Let’s begin with EXOTIQUE, which was a fetish fashion digest unlike any other. Fetish art by Gene Bilbrew and Eric Stanton — with contributions from Leonard Burtman (the publisher, purportedly writing as “Carlson Wade”) and his wife, “Miss Exotique,” Tana Louise. Plus, the great Bettie Page!

What follows … are other very worthy additions to anyone’s retro-kink library including some original 1950s and 1960s artifacts, which are appearing here, on Amazon, with greater frequency.

Fans of Bettie Page, Dita Von Teese, Steve Ditko, Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew, Irving Klaw, Dian Hanson, femdom fashion & catsuits … outsider artists — stand up and unite!

:)”

Exotique (Special Series)
1.  Exotique (Special Series) by Kini Christy
The list author says:
“A must-have for all retro-kink fans … it all began here with EXOTIQUE, published from 1951 to 1957 … it’s fascinating; the femdom fetish style and vamp fashion wear and exotic artwork. Sociologically important, to say the least. Interesting, for sure. And certainly fun.”
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The Complete Bizarre Reprint for Slaves of Fashion (Specials)
2.  The Complete Bizarre Reprint for Slaves of Fashion (Specials) by John Willie
The list author says:
“This is also important. It features the collected self-published work of John Willie, who was an amazing and unique artist, an influence on Irving Klaw, Bettie Page and Eric Stanton … and many others. His digest, BIZARRE actually precedes EXOTIQUE, although I prefer EXOTIQUE personally.”
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Best of Bizarre (TASCHEN Icons Series)
3.  Best of Bizarre (TASCHEN Icons Series) by Angelika TASCHEN
The list author says:
“Yes, I recommend this “best of” book of John Willie’s BIZARRE work (really his personal art project). John Willie was like the Leonardo Da Vinci of bondage art. “Sweet Gwendoline,” a damsel-in-distress character he invented, remains probably his most enduring contribution.”
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The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline, 2nd Edition
4.  The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline, 2nd Edition by John Willie
The list author says:
“Here it is — the Sweet Gwendoline artwork collected into a single, beautiful book. John Willie’s illustration work is amazing. This is absolutely worth owning. A+++ Published by Belier Press — a great job, I might add. Get the 2nd edition, first published 1999, which is expanded (doubled) from the 1974 1st edition.”
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The Notorious Bettie Page
5.  The Notorious Bettie Page DVD ~ Gretchen Mol
The list author says:
“For many this will be the introduction to Bettie Page and her involvement with fetish pioneer, Irving Klaw. Bettie Page cheerfully played a submissive or a domina (dominatrix) as a fetish model. Her legacy is uniquely tied to this underground work. Gretchen Mol is beautiful and a great actress, though I wished this film could have been more fun, less inclined to play Bettie as a victim.”
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The Bettie Page Collection
6.  The Bettie Page Collection DVD ~ Bettie Page
The list author says:
“Speaking of her work with Irving Klaw … Her Klaw 8mm loops are included here. This is a great box set, which I recommend. It includes 3 DVDs: Bettie Page: Bondage Queen is my favorite. Where I first heard the expression “slave mate,” which I think is perfect: both affectionate and loving. A secret “pet name.””
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A Nostalgic Look At Bettie Page (Volume 4 Number 4)
7.  A Nostalgic Look At Bettie Page (Volume 4 Number 4) by Eros Publishing
The list author says:
“This is great. Published in 1976 by “Eros Publishing” (Lenny Burtman) — it features some of the absolute best shots of Bettie, many topless, and “Bettie The Dominatrix” — a 10 page photo-play of sorts from her Irving Klaw days (1951-57)”
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Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin-Up Legend
8.  Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin-Up Legend by Karen Essex
The list author says:
“For Bettie Page fans this is a must-have book. It’s awesome. It’s absolutely PACKED with lovely pics and well written — and put together with Bettie Page’s involvement. However, very little of her Klaw fetish model work is included here. It’s mostly the cheesecake stuff, which is still beautiful, believe me. Beautiful.”
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Glamour International Magazine #22 (January 1996) (Betty Page feature)
9.  Glamour International Magazine #22 (January 1996) (Betty Page feature) by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“These Glamour Magazines are oversized and really cool. This particular issue includes: Eric Stanton’s “Battling Babes” and Gene Bilbrew’s (Irving Klaw era), “Dangerous Plight of Princess Elaine,” with other nice Bilbrew illustrations. And lots of Bettie page illustrations and pics from the ’50s. Nice. The cover is a homage to Eric Stanton.”
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Bettie Page Comics #1 (Jumpin' Jungle Jive)
10.  Bettie Page Comics #1 (Jumpin’ Jungle Jive) by Dark Horse Comics
The list author says:
“Bettie Page inspired a lot of comics, and this one may be my favorite. It’s really fun. “Mars Wants Bettie,” is my favorite little story. Contains a one-pager by Stanton too.”
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The Dominant Wives & Other Stories (Taschen 25th Anniversary)
11.  The Dominant Wives & Other Stories (Taschen 25th Anniversary) by Dian Hanson
The list author says:
“This is a reprint, mostly of Eric Stanton’s post-1980s work, although it does include some of Stanton’s early Irving Klaw work (from the 1950s), and his serial “Deborah,” which he originally produced for Leonard Burtman’s EXOTIQUE. Worth owning, for all you Eric Stanton fans (and you know who you are). Eric Stanton rules, though I’m more of a fan of his pre-’80s work.”
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The Art of Eric Stanton: For the Man Who Knows His Place (Photo & Sexy Books)
12.  The Art of Eric Stanton: For the Man Who Knows His Place (Photo & Sexy Books) by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“This huge coffee table book is one of the greatest fetish art books EVER. It has personal pics of the artist and all kinds of cool stuff in it. Tons of art, covering Eric Stanton’s unique life. It’s so huge it’s hard to read without tearing the binding. Which you may end up with 2 copies of this. Definitely worth owning 2x.”
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Stanton Presents: Sweeter Gwen & The Return of Gwendoline (With Giant Full-Color Poster)
13.  Stanton Presents: Sweeter Gwen & The Return of Gwendoline (With Giant Full-Color Poster) by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“This is very hard to find, but it includes his masterpiece (at least in my opinion): “The Return of Gwendoline” … Stanton’s tribute to fetish artist John Willie. Sweeter Gwen was inked by Steve Ditko (Spider-Man co-creator), who was Eric Stanton’s pal and studio mate for 10 years. They worked on a lot of fetish art together, some very cool stuff, which included “The Kinky Hook.””
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The Kinky Hook: A Bondage Classic By Eric Stanton (Eros Comix No. 1 First Edition)
14.  The Kinky Hook: A Bondage Classic By Eric Stanton (Eros Comix No. 1 First Edition) by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“Speaking of which: Steve Ditko + Eric Stanton’s coolest project together, after Sweeter Gwen. It’s really fun.”
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Sweeter Gwen
15.  Sweeter Gwen by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“The Eros reprint of Sweeter Gwen issued in the 1990s. Can you see the Bettie Page influence on Eric Stanton? Both he and Bettie worked for Irving Klaw during the 1950s and knew each other. Inking + some artwork by Steve Ditko.”
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The Adventures of Sweeter Gwen, Volume 1 (Eric Stanton)
16.  The Adventures of Sweeter Gwen, Volume 1 (Eric Stanton) by J.W. Stanton
The list author says:
“The LDL reprint of Sweeter Gwen … which is my favorite — printed on heavy card stock, almost like a kid’s book. It’s well done. Nice dark ink. This is only Part 1. There’s also Part 2.”
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Stantoons: Bound Beauty #1; Eric Stanton's Tops & Bottoms
17.  Stantoons: Bound Beauty #1; Eric Stanton’s Tops & Bottoms by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“This is the first of Stanton & Ditko’s “Top & Bottoms” series, reprinted in the 1990s by Eros. The material in it originally appeared in the 1960s and was sold underground, meaning via mail order. (Ditko was meanwhile drawing Spider-Man for Marvel Comics.)”
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Lady in Charge: Eric Stanton's Tops & Bottoms Number 2
18.  Lady in Charge: Eric Stanton’s Tops & Bottoms Number 2 by Eric Stanton & Steve Ditko
The list author says:
“Okay, this is #2 in the Stanton & Ditko series. It’s really hilarious and fun.”
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Stantoons: Confidential TV #1; May 1994
19.  Stantoons: Confidential TV #1; May 1994 by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“Steve Ditko did some nice inking work here, supporting Eric Stanton’s art. It includes panels completely drawn by Steve Ditko; there’s no question about it.”
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The Art of Stanton Book One
20.  The Art of Stanton Book One by Piselli & Morrocchi
The list author says:
“Also known as: Art of Stanton, Master of Bizarre. ABSOLUTELY worth owning. My favorite book on this list. Features GREAT personal pics + great art. I became infatuated with Eric Stanton’s life and work after picking up this book (which I purchased from Amazon). These days I actually own a few copies of this great book. A MUST-HAVE.”
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Stanton Archives (Catalog) Stantoons
21.  Stanton Archives (Catalog) Stantoons by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“This is Eric Stanton’s first catalog. Very rare. In 1975, following in the footsteps of John Willie (and with a mailing list provided by Stanley Malkin, owner of then defunct Satellite Publishers Co.), he decided to become a self-publisher. And he would continue to self-publish his own work for the rest of his life, living his life on his own terms.”
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Family Affair
22.  Family Affair by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“Here’s one of the four major works he self-published in 1975. FAMILY AFFAIR is his only hardcover, a carefully illustrated femdom themed scenario with elements of satire and black comedy. That same year he would publish THE PUNISHED PUBLISHER, THE GOVERNESS, and HAUGHTY HOLLYWOOD AGENT — all digest sized saddle-stitched graphic novels.”
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Bizarre Comix (Volume 3)
23.  Bizarre Comix (Volume 3) by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“My first introduction to Bizarre Comix, by Belier Press, which features artwork from Eric Stanton from his Irving Klaw era (the 1950s). Nice card stock cover, nice paper stock. Belier Press produced quality books.”
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Stantoons 1; Vonda Sorrel, Pin-Down Interrogation
24.  Stantoons 1; Vonda Sorrel, Pin-Down Interrogation by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“The first Stantoons, self-published by Stanton (1982). Eric Stanton would self-publish 105 of them before his death in 1999. I think it’s cool that Stantoons are now available through Amazon. They’re not easy to find.”
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Stantoons 39: Two Sore Ends
25.  Stantoons 39: Two Sore Ends by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“Another example of his “Stantoons.” This one is quite funny. Of course this is yet another femdom scenario with satiric overtones. As with Russ Meyer, the themes in Eric Stanton’s work usually touched on the battle of the sexes. With men typically being crushed. In some cases the stories in his Stantoon series could be a little disturbing and more than a little raunchy.”
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Sex-Slave! Eric Stanton's Blunder Broad 39 (Stantoons 61)
26.  Sex-Slave! Eric Stanton’s Blunder Broad 39 (Stantoons 61) by Eric Stanton
The list author says:
“Here’s a Stantoons featuring his sexploitation creation, Blunder Broad — a Wonder Woman parody. Blunder Broad might easily be a character in a Russ Meyer film. Both Russ Meyer and Eric Stanton are from the same era and were heavily influenced by burlesque. In many ways, sexploitation films and books evolved and replaced burlesque. Both Russ and Eric liked ball-busting women.”
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Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman's Co-creator Joe Shuster
27.  Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster by Craig Yoe
The list author says:
“Too cool. Joe Shuster did a lot of fetish artwork, most notably for NIGHTS OF HORROR, a digest-sized series that attracted a lot of notoriety. Interesting that both Joe Shuster, co-creator of Superman/Clark Kent, and Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spiderman/Peter Parker, both had double lives.”
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My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up
28.  My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up by Stephen Elliott
The list author says:
“On a more serious note, this is a great collection of serious semi-autobiographical femdom related pieces by the fearless writer, Stephen Elliott. He mentions buying the Eric Stanton coffee table book in it — a reference that made me smile. This isn’t erotica … but more psychologically based — or a rare investigation into male vulnerability, if you will. Much like his previous, HAPPY BABY.”
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THE IMAGE
29.  THE IMAGE by JEAN translated from the French by SOUTHGATE, PATSY with preface by REAGE, PAULINE DE BERG
The list author says:
“My all-time favorite BDSM erotica, THE IMAGE by Jean de Berg. (I highly recommend it.) Radley Metzger’s adaptation of the novel, originally called “The Punishment of Anne,” is extremely faithful to the book too, although reading the words is more rewarding (and more interesting), I think.”
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History of Men's Magazines: Volume 4 (Dian Hanson's: The History of Men's Magazines)
30.  History of Men’s Magazines: Volume 4 (Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines) by Dian Hanson
The list author says:
“You need this! This is my favorite book of the Dian Hanson “History of Men’s Magazine” series. It reflects on Irving Klaw, Leonard Burtman and even the sexploitation cinema mags of the 1960s. It’s awesome. Dian Hanson rules. She was also a supporter of Eric Stanton’s work. Quite a woman.”
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2002 Dita Von Teese Playboy magazine
31.  2002 Dita Von Teese Playboy magazine by Playboy
The list author says:
“I’m amazed that this is on Amazon, but yeah. Incredible cover image — makes this item worth owning. Dita looks beyond beautiful. And check out her waist-line! You will stare at this classic image in a daze. It’s iconic.”
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Fetish Girls (Ill)
32.  Fetish Girls (Ill) by Eric Kroll
The list author says:
“This is a very cool book by Eric Kroll. Worth owning.”
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New York Girls (Amuses Gueules)
33.  New York Girls (Amuses Gueules) by Richard Kern
The list author says:
“Try to get the full book of NEW YORK GIRLS (not just the postcard book). It’s awesome. Much like FETISH GIRLS, but even better in my opinion. Early Richard Kern stuff is bad*ss.”
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SuicideGirls
34.  SuicideGirls by Missy Suicide
The list author says:
“In my opinion, Richard Kern directly influenced the Suicide Girls phenomenon. It’s cool though. I like this book. Anything that re-examines and re-defines or challenges traditionally held/accepted views of beauty/femininity/masculinity should be considered noteworthy.”
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Female Dominance: Rituals And Practices
35.  Female Dominance: Rituals And Practices by Claudia Varrin
The list author says:
“This is worth owning. It’s actually one of the very few substantial books on the subculture relating to “femdom” and its related fetishes — not just cheesy socio-porn. It’s really interesting and generally fun to read.”
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My Private Life: Real Experiences of a Dominant Woman
36.  My Private Life: Real Experiences of a Dominant Woman by Joseph W. Bean
The list author says:
“Fun book. Well written, if not just a little short. It’s actually a collection of a bunch of related “scenes” or scenarios. Like, “Shoe Salesman” and “New Job” — roleplay: which is a big part of femdom. It’s “acting.” Like Psychosexual Theater — which is a fun way of seeing it.”
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Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties
37.  Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties by Brittany A. Daley
The list author says:
“FANTASTIC book on the so-called “sleaze” paperbacks of the 1960s. This book is AWESOME. You’ll love the artwork, which will make you smile and howl with laughter. It’s just great. Eric Stanton and Gene Bilbrew and many more! Highly recommended!”
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Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film
38.  Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film by Jimmy McDonough
The list author says:
“The best book on Russ Meyer to date. Recommended. I see Russ Meyer as an important outsider artist, working in the sexploitation medium.”
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Sleazoid Express: A Mind-Twisting Tour Through the Grindhouse Cinema of Times Square
39.  Sleazoid Express: A Mind-Twisting Tour Through the Grindhouse Cinema of Times Square by Bill Landis
The list author says:
“My favorite book on grindhouse cinema and a portrait of Times Square during its seedy heyday. It’s a book for FANS, written by a fan. Bill Landis passed away not long ago, sadly, at age 49. Michelle Clifford shared credit on this book, also being a grindhouse film expert.”
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Permanent Obscurity: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death
40.  Permanent Obscurity: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death by Richard Perez
The list author says:
“I humbly submit my own “fetish-noir” or femdom themed “girls on the lam” novel. It’s not “erotica” — it’s a pulp neo-sexploitation novel and a black comedy of sorts, set in NYC’s East Village. With lots of drugs, over-the-top behavior, and foul language. Hope you enjoy it. And don’t forget to visit PermanentObscurity.com
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PERMANENT OBSCURITY: the title and where it came from

BAD GIRL CINEMA (and its influence on the novel):
Thelma & Louise, Baise-Moi, Heavenly Creatures, Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!….

The subversive power of sexploitation

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Permanent Obscurity:Or A Cautionary Tale
Of Two Girls
And Their Misadventures
With Drugs, Pornography
And Death

by
Dolores Santana
(as told to Richard Perez)

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The 1960s B&W Sexploitation Aesthetic: where underground “psychosexual” cinema and fetish publishing collided

Posted in 42nd Street, Audrey Campbell, Bad Girls Go To Hell, David F. Friedman, Doris Wishman, Eddie Mishkin, Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew, Grindhouse, Hershell Gordon Lewis, Irving Klaw, Lorna, Mike Findlay, Mudhoney, Mutrix, Nutrix, Permanent Obscurity, psychosexual films, Richard Perez, Roberta Findlay, Russ meyer, Satellite Publishing Co., Scum Of The Earth, sexploitation, sexploitation noir, Stanley Malkin, Stantoons, The Defilers, The Touch of Her Flesh, Times Square on August 23, 2010 by allperez

B&W is associated in the minds of many with noir, but I’ve come to associate it with sexploitation — and by that I mean the sexploitation films that played grindhouses and privately owned theaters in the 1960s. Russ Meyer referred to these films — or at least his own b&w sexploitation films — as “gothics.” For him, this period followed his successful series of vibrant boob-’n’-butt films known as “nudie cuties,” and his first gothic was LORNA soon to be followed with what is perhaps his best film, MUDHONEY.

David F. Friedman and Hershell Gordon Lewis, meanwhile — following in Russ Meyer’s footsteps — had produced their own series of innocuous color nudie cutie films, until, as Friedman explained, they were driven to do something else simply out of sheer boredom.

SCUM OF THE EARTH would be their first b&w sexploitation noir (and most likely the first so-called “roughie”). In the film — as in all these psychosexual or sexploitation noir films — the darkest and most despicable aspects of human nature in the context of sexual exploitation are exposed. From SCUM OF THE EARTH, Friedman, would produce and write, THE DEFILERS, which would be directed by Lee Frost.

Meanwhile in New York City, the husband and wife team of Mike and Roberta Findlay were producing their own versions of these b&w films, culminating in the Flesh series:

Roberta Findlay (aka Anna Riva) was among the first female contributors to this dark b&w genre — as the photography director of THE TOUCH OF HER FLESH and a series of other films with her husband; and, after her divorce, she would go on to produce/direct many sexploitation films — eventually even XXX hardcore films — alone.

Doris Wishman would also leave behind her early career as nudie cutie sexploitation filmmaker to try her hand at sexploitation noir:

BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL would be her first entry to the sub-genre, followed by ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MAN and many more films.

Now while all this was happening in underground cinema (then called “adult” films), publishers — often mob related — were also contributing to this particular aesthetic.

Around the time of the very first psychosexual film (1963, SCUM OF THE EARTH), Satellite Publishing Co., begun by Stanley Malkin, fetish artist Eric Stanton, and Eddie Mishkin also came into being. Inspired by the success of sexploitation pioneer Irving Klaw and fetish impresario Leonard Burtman (creator of Exotique), they set out to create their own a sexploitation noir digest (through which readers subscriptions could be obtained). This magazine/digest was called BOUND. Originally it would be illustrated by Eric Stanton with contributions from various writers, but when Eric Stanton was forced out of the company (following creative differences), fellow fetish artist Gene Bilbrew was brought in.

BOUND — as a pilot effort to a publishing venture — would be a flop. And after nine issues, it would be discontinued.

Under Stanley Malkin’s management however, the digest/magazine idea would continue with a series of one-shot titles, each more lurid and wild than the next and inspired by fetish and psychosexual themes, and this series of photo digests would continue into the 1970s until Stanley Malkin would retire from the business, handing over his list of subscribers to Eric Stanton, who would then create his own (largely mail order) self-publishing business, best exemplified by a series of illustrated digest-sized magazines known as STANTOONS. Also, following the failure of BOUND, Stanley Malkin would create a series of imprints (“First Niter,” “After Hours,” “Wee Hours,” “Unique”) through which he would successfully publish so-called sleaze paperbacks. With cover art by Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew, Bill Ward and others, the paperbacks as well as the Satellite photo digest magazines would be sold in adult bookshops along Times Square and elsewhere into the 1970s (until XXX or hardcore porn would bring the sexploitation era to a close).

Surviving a series of obscenity trials, mob-funded publishing maverick Eddie Miskin would take over Irving Klaw’s operation — then moved to New Jersey as Irving Klaw fought his own censorship and legal battles against the U.S. government.

Mishkin would take over Irving Klaw’s business called “Nutrix” and replace the “N” with his own first initial and the imprint would become “Mutrix.” Mutrix would continue into the 1970s with an emphasis on fetish and sexploitation noir.

(Original Irving Klaw material re-issued as “Mutrix.”)

(Re-issued Irving Klaw era loops staring Bettie Page. They exist today largely because Paula Klaw [his sister, and primary photographer of Bettie Page and others] — hid them when the others insisted they be destroyed.)

(Typical of the Stanley Malkin published b&w sexploitation aesthetic.)

(The aesthetic was reflected in grindhouse sexploitation films playing nearby: 42nd Street and Times Square [where these digest size magazines were also sold; both Malkin and Mishkin owned Adult book shops in the area.])

(In some cases, the same performers appeared in the films as in the photo-illustrated books, as with Audrey Campbell, who appeared as “Olga” in the long-playing 42nd Street dominatrix series as well as in selected Satellite books, like the one below.)

(Audrey Campbell essentially playing the same femdom role.)

(Audrey Campbell plus subdued sub boy toy, lounging — near the end of the Satellite published narrative, DOMINATED TRAVELER.)

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PERMANENT OBSCURITY: the title and where it came from

BAD GIRL CINEMA (and its influence on the novel):
Thelma & Louise, Baise-Moi, Heavenly Creatures, Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!….

The subversive power of sexploitation

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Permanent Obscurity:Or A Cautionary Tale
Of Two Girls
And Their Misadventures
With Drugs, Pornography
And Death

by
Dolores Santana
(as told to Richard Perez)

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