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Bond girl Madeline Smith to attend 'Cinema Sex Sirens' book launch

29-Nov-2011 • Event

What: 'Cinema Sex Sirens' Book Launch & 'The Vampire Lovers' Screening
Date: 7th December 2011
Time: 19:30
Where: Riverside Studios, London, W6 9RL
Price: £7.50

Cinema Sex Sirens by Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer with an introduction by Sir Roger Moore, is an exuberant celebration of the female stars of the Sixties and Seventies. It was the last great era of the cinematic sex siren – a time when massive cultural changes produced an unprecedented relaxation of censorship and yet old-fashioned Hollywood glamour still held sway.

The Sixties and Seventies was an era when actresses unashamedly embraced the tag ‘Sex Goddess’ or ‘Sex Siren’ and willing exploited their beauty and bodily charms to further their careers. This highly desirable coffee table book focuses on the key actresses of the period, ranging from cinematic legends to cult actresses.

The authors, Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer, present a luminous collection of idealised women whilst at the same time offering a fascinating insight into the movies’ depiction of female sexuality. From international icons like Brigitte Bardot, Helen Mirren, Sophia Loren, Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, Raquel Welch and Jane Fonda to less celebrated sirens of British and European cinema, such as Susan George, Ingrid Pitt, Sylva Koscina and Britt Ekland, Cinema Sex Sirens offers an unparalleled collection of stunning glamour photos and a fascinating snapshot of sexuality in the Sixties and Seventies.

The Cinema Sex Sirens era marked a new spirit of frankness in society and the movie industry lost no time in following suit, shaking off over 25 years of strict censorship and enforced self-regulation. And the women who defined this new era of eroticism became world-famous, defined a generation’s view of sexuality and still continue to fascinate today.

Each chapter focuses on one actress, featuring rare full colour photos, a biography and commentary, supplemented by some superb international movie poster artwork and magazine covers.

Click here to book.

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