Petit Catalog des Fetishismes


This book was printed privately and has some really nice photos from photographers Ostra Studio and Yva Richard in the collection.With 112 photos from the private collection from Jean-Pierre Bourgeron. The book was published in 1982. Continue reading Petit Catalog des Fetishismes

The Meyerhold Theater


Just now I was sorting out some photos for the post on Alexander Grinberg on my other site. There were some photos stored on my computer from dancer Maria Peschanaya, who was used in a photo study on movement by Alexander Grinberg. Maria was a dancer for the Meyerhold Theater, around 1920. This theater was founded by Vsevolod Emilevich Meyerhold, a Russian and Soviet theatre … Continue reading The Meyerhold Theater

Charles Reutlinger (1816–1888)


Charles Reutlinger (1816 – 1888) was founder of the highly success­ful eponymous Paris photographic establishment, in business from 1850 to 1937, which was known for its portraits, theatrical cartes de visite and cabinet cards, as well as erotica and, later, fashion and proto-surrealist photographs. By the time Reutlinger was 18, he was already known to be practicing the art of silhouette portraiture, which his aunt, … Continue reading Charles Reutlinger (1816–1888)

Anna May Wong(1905-1961)


Anna May Wong (1905-1961) was an American actress, considered to be the first Toisonese (Taishanese) Chinese American Hollywood movie star, as welll as the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage, and radio. Born in Los Angeles to second-generation Toisonese (Taishanese)-Chinese-American parents, Wong became infatuated with the movies and began acting in … Continue reading Anna May Wong(1905-1961)

Lee Miller


Elizabeth “Lee” Miller, Lady Penrose (1907 – 1977), was an American photographer and photojournalist. She was a fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris, where she became a fashion and fine art photographer. Miller’s father introduced her and her brothers to photography at an early age. She was his model – he took many stereoscopic photographs of his nude … Continue reading Lee Miller