Friday, April 25, 2014

Stanton's "Bondage Enthusiasts Bound In Leather" v.1 ~ Mutrix/Nutrix

I'll start this blog by listing this recently acquired bizarre vintage artifact ... because it's a true beauty and something I thought I'd never find: Stanton's Bondage Enthusiasts Bound In Leather Vol. One ~ Mutrix/Nutrix. Now I say Mutrix/Nutrix because this is the Mutrix reprint of the original Irving Klaw Nutrix publication dated from 1961, which is itself a re-formatted/edited/re-packaged version of the original 1953 classic Klaw Chapter Serial, Bound In Leather, Book One, famously illustrated by Stanton. Pretty nice, don't you think? It's even more beautiful in person.

Eric Stanton

Like all these Nutrix/Mutrix booklets, it measures roughly 5x7" and, in this case, is 64 pages (including the cover). Mind you, this is one of four volumes ... and I'm lucky enough to own the whole set. But this one is by far my favorite. Can't stop looking at it. This Mutrix edition was published by Edward "Eddie" Mishkin, infamous Times Square operator/publisher, and there's an advertisement on the inside cover for "Wholesale Book Corporation" -- 48 East 21st Street NYC, which, I believe, had become his main base of operation at this time (the 1970s). This particular booklet was also distributed through the mail order company "Executive Imports" (a.k.a. "Executive Imports International"), which may have been a Leonard Burtman enterprise (he also ran the similarly named "Unique Imports"). I happen to own a 6-page fold-out brochure from "Executive Imports" as well (plus a full catalog from "Unique Imports") -- dated from that time. Evidence that I've become a bit obsessive when it comes to collecting "bizarre underground" artifacts. This stuff is interesting to me, what can I say?


This booklet features some of the most beautiful '50s art that Stanton did for Irving Klaw (some of which he was obliged to censor for these '60s reprints). I'll post more in the future, as time permits. As you can see (below), I have quite a few vintage artifacts that I'd like to share with you.

Stanton, Eneg, John Willie, Bettie Page

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