Irving Klaw: three rare fetish/bondage films

Irving Klaw: three rare fetish/bondage films
31st December 2015 Sid
In Short films, The Vintage Channel, Uncategorised

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.

Comment (1)

  1. LingerieLover 4 years ago

    Interesting and a darn sight better than 50 days of boredom or whatever it’s called.

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