Irving Klaw, fetish photographer: three rare fetish/bondage films
Source: the Internet Archive
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Three short, obscure Irving Klaw films featuring the usual rope bondage and spanking of underwear-clad models. Filmed in a crude warehouse. No title cards identifying the performers. Could be raw footage that was never properly finished. Funny blooper: at 5:30 you can see the second cameraman on the left side of the frame.
Last shot is a freeze-frame of Bettie Page in leopard bikini. That loop has been posted separately. To see that, search for: “Bettie Page: spanked slave girl”.
This public domain clip was rescued from oblivion by Something Weird Video and released on “Bizarro Sex Loops #20”
Irving Klaw (9 November 1910 – 3 September 1966) was an American photographer and filmmaker, best known for operating a mail-order business from the 1940s to the 1960s selling photographs and films of attractive women (sometimes in bondage). He was one of the first fetish photographers.
The McCarthy-style Kefauver Hearings of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1957 branded Klaw as a degenerate pornographer and ushered in a new wave of media censorship. Klaw was barred from continuing his business in New York. He moved his Nutrix Publishing Company, along with the associated Satellite Publications (Stanley Malkin & Pat Martini), to an office building in Jersey City, NJ. Both companies sold similar fetish-oriented photos and magazines.