Friday, August 18, 2017

12 Rare Charles Guyette Images Left Out Of the Book Tribute!


Not every scene shot makes it into the movie, not every chapter written makes it into the book. Here are twelve Charles Guyette images that didn't find a place in the tribute:

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw

But this tribute is packed! With over 170 images!
Available right now!
Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette
Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves


Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves




Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves


Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Richard Perez Seves

CHARLES GUYETTE (1902 – 1976) is rightly considered the godfather of American fetish art. In fact, his fetish art operation was the first of its kind in America, dealing in what was then generally regarded as “deviant” European-inspired material. In 1935, he was arrested and sent to federal prison. But what should’ve been the end was just the beginning. Although rarely credited by name in his lifetime, he influenced everyone who would follow him, particularly the publishers Robert Harrison, John Willie, Irving Klaw, and Leonard Burtman. The aim of this book was to evoke the spirit of Guyette—to collect surviving fragments of a decimated catalog largely by referencing vintage fetish publications from the 1930s through the 1980s and reconstruct a lost history. This portfolio of images is followed by biographical information seen nowhere else, and serves as a substantial introduction to the birth of American fetish art and the cultural impact of an unrecognized pioneer.

Pick up your copy today! 
 180 pages. Only $9.99. (£7.68)

The above link ships worldwide (to countries where the hardcopy book is not available through Amazon. For instance: Australia, Mexico, etc...).

If you prefer Amazon, it's currently available in these countries (click the link):
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Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Robert Harrison, Richard Perez Seves

Publications referenced in composing this tribute include:
Bizarre Life v.4, n.6, 1980.
Black Lace v.1, n.1, undated (c. 1958).
Catalog C-2, 1957.
Fetishist n.1, undated (c. 1985).
London Life, March 22 1935.
Bizarre Classix v.4, 1980.
Exotique Correspondence Digest n.1, 1958.
Bizarre Classix v.3, 1978.
Bizarre Classix v.5, 1983.
London Life, April 8 1939.
Exotique n.13, undated (c. 1957).
Fantastique Photo Album n. 2, undated (c. 1960).
Exotique n.1, undated (c. 1955).
Exotique n.10, undated (c. 1956).
Bizarre n.9, 1952.
Bizarre n.6, 1951.
Exotique n.12, undated (c. 1957).
Exotique n.8, undated (c. 1956).
Exotique n.16, 1957.
Exotique Photo Album n.1, undated (c. 1957).
Painful Memories v.1, n.1, undated (c. 1981).
Gay Book magazine, Dec. 1937.
Gay Book magazine, May 1938.
Wink magazine, Jan. 1949.
Gay Book magazine, Aug. 1937.
Gay Book magazine, Sept. 1937.
Fetish Letters v.1, n.1, undated (c. 1985).
Exotique n.34, 1959.
Erotic Symbolism by Edw. Podolsky, 1960.
Bizarre Classix v.1, 1976.
Portrait of Evil F-6, undated (c. 1962).
Wink magazine, April 1947.
Bizarre Classix v.2, 1977.
Exotique Correspondence Digest n.1, 1958.
New Exotique Photo Album n.9, 1959.
Exotique Correspondence Digest n.1, 1958.
Flirt magazine, March 1948.
Bizarre Classix v.2, 1977.
Gay Book magazine, Feb. 1937.
Wink magazine, Dec. 1947.
Exotique n.4, undated (c. 1956).
Bizarre Life v.1, n.1, 1966.


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http://fethistory.blogspot.com/p/1.html
Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette,
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Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette, Charles Guyette,

Friday, August 11, 2017

Edythe Farrell on Charles Guyette’s Lady Wrestling Amazon, plus Bettie Page’s Corset!


Charles Guyette, Lady Wrestling, Irving Klaw

“Olga Baranova ranks with [lady wrestler Miss Zoska] Burska in charm. Daughter of a brawny Russian grappler who grunted for the Czar, she came to wrestling from the unlikely precincts of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her auburn hair, flashing gray eyes and willowy figure would have qualified her for show business, but Olga starved for a while in road shows, and as a dress and shoe model, until the big money of lady wrestling was dangled before her lovely eyes. Soon after, she was acclaimed as the new glamor girl of wrestling….”

—Edythe Farrell, “The Lady Wrestlers,” American Mercury, Dec. 1942.

Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Vintage Fetish, high heeled boots

Here she is as a model for Charles Guyette. 

Charles Guyette, Leonard Burtman, Vintage Fetish, high heeled boots

And, here, on the back of a hardcover book published by Leonard Burtman in 1960.

Edythe Farrell, who had a great eye for female beauty, had a particular fondness for this lady wrestler/model ... and her introduction came through Charles Guyette.

Who was Edythe Farrell? She was another outsider, a woman ahead of her time, who played a small but crucial role in the advancement of fetish art. After marrying early in life, she rebelled against being a housewife and struck out as a tabloid journalist. She met with early success. In 1938, at age 25, she became editor-in-chief of the National Police Gazette, and in the years following managed to quadruple that publication's circulation.

Edythe Farrell, National Police Gazette, Charles Guyette

It was also during this time that she became acquainted with Charles Guyette, a unique costumer with bizarre taste and a fondness for lady wrestlers. Her relationship with Guyette is detailed in the illustrated tribute: Charles Guyette.

Edythe Farrell, National Police Gazette, Charles Guyette

In 1944, after resigning from her post with the National Police Gazette, Farrell became a key editor for Robert Harrison, publisher of such popular pin-up magazines as Wink, Flirt, Eyeful, Beauty Parade....

As editor for Harrison she continued to rely on Guyette and featured Guyette's lady wrestler friend, Miss Baranova, often.

Robert Harrison magazines, Charles Guyette, Edythe Farrell, lady wrestler
 
Here (below) is Baranova again in a 1942 issue of the National Police Gazette, edited by Farrell. The photos are from Charles Guyette. 

National Police Gazette, Charles Guyette, Edythe Farrell, fetish model
  
Recognizable in the photo on the right is Guyette's favorite vintage corset.

National Police Gazette, Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, corset, Edythe Farrell, fetish model

It would later appear on Bettie Page when Guyette became a costumer for Irving Klaw.

Bettie Page, Betty Page, Charles Guyette, corset, Irving Klaw, vintage fetish

The same corset also appeared on Klaw model Rita Carlson, co-star of the lost Klaw short, "Mistress Betty Gets Spanked" (below), which was advertised in Klaw bulletin #102, circa 1955.

Bettie Page, Betty Page, Charles Guyette, corset, Irving Klaw, vintage fetish

Bettie Page, Betty Page, Charles Guyette, corset, Irving Klaw, vintage fetish

Aside from being a costumer (and Irving Klaw's predecessor), Guyette had also managed females wrestlers and boxers. In fact, beyond corsets, ultra-high heels shoes and boots, "fighting women" was his primary interest.

Charles Guyette, Olga Baranova, lady wrestler, lady boxer

You can read more about the secret history of the birth of American fetish art and Charles Guyette in the new tribute, available now. Coincidently, the lady on the cover (below) is wearing Bettie Page's corset.

Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, Richard Pérez Seves


Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, Richard Pérez Seves

Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, London Life, Richard Pérez Seves

Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, Richard Pérez Seves


Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, Sweet Gwendoline, John Willie, Richard Pérez Seves

Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, fetish shoes, Richard Pérez Seves




Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, corsets, Richard Pérez Seves

Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, stockings, Richard Pérez Seves


Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, fetish boots, Richard Pérez Seves

Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, dominatrix, Richard Pérez Seves

Charles Guyette, Godfather of American Fetish Art, Richard Pérez Seves

Here is my low-cost tribute book to Charles Guyette, the first person to produce and distribute fetish art in America. I’ve referenced more than 50 years of vintage fetish publications to pull together a lost and forgotten catalog. Included is an illustrated, extensively-researched biography on Guyette, touching on all those who were affected by him including John Willie, Irving Klaw, Leonard Burtman—even Eric Stanton and Bettie Page. (Guyette was a costumer, who dressed Bettie Page and others for Irving Klaw photo shoots.) If you’re interested in the roots of fetish fashion that extend to the present day and fashion designers like Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, you’ll want to pick up a copy of this book. If you’re interested in costume play, or are fascinated by mysterious masked ladies, corseted cuties, all sorts of exotic boots and shoes, you’ll want to pick up a copy of this book.

180 pgs. Only $9.99. (£7.68) From this link => CHARLES GUYETTE: Godfather of American Fetish Art
 

They ship worldwide (to countries where the hardcopy book is not available through Amazon. For instance: Australia, Mexico, etc...).

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Bettie Page, Charles Guyette, Guyette Corsets

CHARLES GUYETTE (1902 – 1976) is rightly considered the godfather of American fetish art. In fact, his fetish art operation was the first of its kind in America, dealing in what was then generally regarded as “deviant” European-inspired material. In 1935, he was arrested and sent to federal prison. But what should’ve been the end was just the beginning. Although rarely credited by name in his lifetime, he influenced everyone who would follow him, particularly the publishers Robert Harrison, John Willie, Irving Klaw, and Leonard Burtman. The aim of this book was to evoke the spirit of Guyette—to collect surviving fragments of a decimated catalog largely by referencing vintage fetish publications from the 1930s through the 1980s and reconstruct a lost history. This portfolio of images is followed by biographical information seen nowhere else, and serves as a substantial introduction to the birth of American fetish art and the cultural impact of an unrecognized pioneer.

Publications referenced in composing this tribute include:
Bizarre Life v.4, n.6, 1980.
Black Lace v.1, n.1, undated (c. 1958).
Catalog C-2, 1957.
Fetishist n.1, undated (c. 1985).
London Life, March 22 1935.
Bizarre Classix v.4, 1980.
Exotique Correspondence Digest n.1, 1958.
Bizarre Classix v.3, 1978.
Bizarre Classix v.5, 1983.
London Life, April 8 1939.
Exotique n.13, undated (c. 1957).
Fantastique Photo Album n. 2, undated (c. 1960).
Exotique n.1, undated (c. 1955).
Exotique n.10, undated (c. 1956).
Bizarre n.9, 1952.
Bizarre n.6, 1951.
Exotique n.12, undated (c. 1957).
Exotique n.8, undated (c. 1956).
Exotique n.16, 1957.
Exotique Photo Album n.1, undated (c. 1957).
Painful Memories v.1, n.1, undated (c. 1981).
Gay Book magazine, Dec. 1937.
Gay Book magazine, May 1938.
Wink magazine, Jan. 1949.
Gay Book magazine, Aug. 1937.
Gay Book magazine, Sept. 1937.
Fetish Letters v.1, n.1, undated (c. 1985).
Exotique n.34, 1959.
Erotic Symbolism by Edw. Podolsky, 1960.
Bizarre Classix v.1, 1976.
Portrait of Evil F-6, undated (c. 1962).
Wink magazine, April 1947.
Bizarre Classix v.2, 1977.
Exotique Correspondence Digest n.1, 1958.
New Exotique Photo Album n.9, 1959.
Exotique Correspondence Digest n.1, 1958.
Flirt magazine, March 1948.
Bizarre Classix v.2, 1977.
Gay Book magazine, Feb. 1937.
Wink magazine, Dec. 1947.
Exotique n.4, undated (c. 1956).
Bizarre Life v.1, n.1, 1966.


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=> Index ~ of FetHistory ~ From the Beginning:
http://fethistory.blogspot.com/p/1.html
FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory
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Charles Guyette, Irving Klaw, Bettie Page, Betty Page, Beauty Parade, Wink, Flirt, Eyeful, Whisper, Titter, ladies wrestlers, boxing women, fighting women, female domination, feminism, Wonder Woman, Edythe Farrell, Amazons, corsets, corset, high heels, boots, stockings, vintage fetish, Leonard Burtman, Edward Mishkin, Vintage sleaze