[Firenze, Italy]: Glittering Images, . Text by James Elliot Singer. Foreword by David F. Friedman. Text in English, French & Italian. Heavily Illustrated. First Edition. First in a series. Signed by David F. Friedman on page 48 during a Cinema Wasteland convention before he died in 2011.
The book features Russ Myer (King of the Nudies); David F. Friedman (Sultan of Sleaze); Herschel G. Lewis (Godfather of Gore); Harry H. Novak (Wizard of the Box Office); Doris Wishman (Grand Dame of Gimmick); Robert Lee Frost (Duke of Sadism); A.C. Stephen (Prince of Confidential) and their lusty and buxomy stars: Lorna Maitland, Erica Gavin, Tura Satana, Babettte Bardot, Pat Barrington, Marsha Jordan, Uschi Digart, Rene Bond, Sgaron Kelly, Dyanne Thorne, Chesty Morgan, Kitten Natividad and many more! Friedman wrote the Foreword to this book and has a chapter dedicated to him. Friedman [1923-2011] was a regional marketing man for Paramount Pictures and sensed the money in independent distributing. He started his own company in the 1950s, which mainly produced so-called nudie-cutie films that came close to the legal limits for pornography at the time. This trend was followed by the sexploitation and “roughie” genres, depicting simulated sex with a more violent edge, often horror- or crime-related. Friedman went on to produce in the 1963 film "'Blood Feast," an American exploitation film often considered the first "gore" or "splatter" film. Books signed by Friedman are uncommon. This copy is the first edition in a series of different “Bizarre Sinema” books published between 1995 (this edition) and 2009. Quarto: pictorial red wraps; 160 pages. Item #56966
Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight).