John Willie – another masterpiece by Bélier Press – “Possibilities”

John Willie – another masterpiece by Bélier Press – “Possibilities

Many of us who follow the bondage fetish and admire damsels in distress owe a debt to some of the courageous early pioneers who, in times far more repressive than these, braved ridicule, censorship and even their freedom to express themselves in art and photography.  I will only mention one here:  John Willie.

Corseted woman in a strict strappado, from the new edition "Possibilities" from belierpress.com
Corseted woman bound into a strict strappado, from the new edition “Possibilities” from belierpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was delighted to be contacted by Bélier Press with a notice that they had released a new work, a coffee-table quality volume with significant unreleased work by John Willie.

There are two principle works regarding the great John Willie: the new edition:  “Possibilities” and the “The Adventures of Sweet Gwendoline”.

From the belierpress.com edition of "The Perils of Sweet Gwendoline" - the work of the great John Willie
From the belierpress.com edition of “The Perils of Sweet Gwendoline” – the work of the great John Willie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I purchased a “Deluxe Edition” of the Perils of Sweet Gwendoline” and I plan to purchase the “Deluxe Limited Edition” the new “Possibilities”.

I encourage all my readers to do yourself a great favor, and avail yourself of obtaining these fine authorized publications.

I was referred by Bélier Press to this review on The Fetishistas e-zine.

I send out my best wishes for a successful book release to Bélier Press and I call on all my subscribers to this list to purchase their incredible works of a man whom I call “The Father of Modern Bondage”:  John Willie.

Felix Dartmouth

 

 

Art of Bondage

In a scene cut from the movie The House of Usher, Roderick Usher, played by Vincent Price, shows his guest portraits of two of his lady friends. The portraits are actually of women who appeared in movies with Price, The painting on the left is from The Haunted Palace and the one on the right is of Barbara Steele, who appeared with Price in The Pit and the Pendulum. This would have been a great little in-joke had the producers been able to secure permission to use the images. For chronological reasons this proved to be impossible and the scene was cut from the film.