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Hollywood Bound | 20 November | Reel Art Press

Tony Nourmand and Peter Doggett

Hollywood’s greatest stars, as you’ve never seen them before: chained, roped and tied. 

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
£19.95/$29.95
128 pp, 100 b/w photographs
HB w/jacket; 284 x 245 mm / 11 x 9 ½ in.
Rights: World
November 2012

 

Elvis Presley. © The Kobal Collection

 

The Sign of the Cross © The Kobal Collection

Peter Doggett has been writing professionally about music for more than thirty years. During the 1980s and 1990s, he was the editor of Record Collector, the first mainstream magazine dedicated to rock and pop history. Since 1999, Peter has pursued a successful freelance writing career. Some of his many best-selling books include Are You Ready For The Country, There’s A Riot Going On, You Never Give Me Your Money and The Man Who Sold The World.

Tony Nourmand is co-founder of Reel Art Press and editor of all R|A|P publications. He is also the author of a further sixteen best-selling books on entertainment-related imagery, including James Bond Movie Posters and Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years.

About Reel Art Press: Reel Art Press specialises in exclusive publications with a focus on entertainment art. Their deluxe editions unveil largely unseen photography and celebrate the people responsible for capturing some of the most seminal moments in entertainment history. The company made headlines around the world with their first four editions: The Rat Pack, Bill Gold: PosterWorks, Weddings and Movie Stars and Hollywood and the Ivy Look. 2012 releases to date have included Hurrell: The Kobal Collection and The Kennedys: Photographs by Mark Shaw. For more information visit www.reelartpress.com.

Hollywood Bound featured by Le Journal de la Photographie and Daily Beast, New York Times.

 

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