ALEXANDRE DUPOUY COLLECTION. FLAMMARION 2009.
Country/Region of Manufacture:France
Special Attributes:Collector’s Edition, Illustrated
In this seductive album of vintage erotica, stunning reproductions of vintage postcards from 1902–1937 pay homage to the great fantasy classics. All styles of fetishism—dressed up in thigh-high boots or in a particularly spectacular garter belt—vie for the reader’s attention. The conquest of a demure secretary is played out in four scenes on a series of cards. Even the much-parodied French maid shows her saucy side, not to be outdone by a bevy of sassy dominatrices. Men with women, women with women, and various versions of the ménage à trois find their way between the sheets… of this album. Four original racy tales from celebrated contemporary French authors accompany the postcards. Beautifully printed on off-set paper, the book includes a ribbon marker, just in case the reader gets carried away on his or her own fantasy. Sexy and classy, Erotic French Postcards makes a beautiful—and suggestive—gift.
“The gorgeous tome of vintage postcards from 1902 – 1937 packed with a beautiful collection of classic erotica and 4 provocative short stories from acclaimed French authors.”
“he book has wisely been published as a fine and hand-holdable bit of prurient elegance. It is a look at a fantasy world populated by women who seek only to fascinate. Frozen by the camera, their allure immune to the passage of time, they symbolize their era, but they belong to eternity.”
This book is simply exquisite! I have problems finding the right way to define it. It is a relatively large collection of French Postcards, taken between 1902 and 1937; postcards that will take your mind to a more innocent time, where, despite the innocence, people were craving nudes as much than we do today! It is amazing to see how, despite the fact that many of the criteria to judge female beauty have been redefined again and again with each passing decade, there is some ethereal beauty, some images that will attract the eye of men and women on any era.
The book itself is somewhat small in size, but that is not a problem, as in any case, postcards were not larger than the book itself to start with. It contains ninety eight pictures and a few short stories and the introduction. If you are like me, you bought the book for the vintage nude photography, and not for the ten or so pages printed with short stories about postcards. and the introduction itself may shed some light on things you didn’t know about French Postcards .
It is a look at a fantasy world populated by women who seek only to fascinate. Frozen by the camera, their allure immune to the passage of time, they symbolize their era, but they belong to eternity.
Alexandre Dupouy is a collector of erotic art. Philippe Jaenada, novelist, won the Prix Flore in 1997. Delphine de Vigan won the Prix Saint Valentin in 2006 and she contributed to Parisiennes: A Celebration of French Women (Flammarion, 2007). Serge Joncour is a novelist and short story writer. His U.V. (Black Swan, 2005) has been translated into several languages. Anna Rozen has written numerous short stories for both adults and children, including The Merchant of Noises (David R. Godine, 2006).