THE SHOCK OF THE NEW: STORY OF O

“Just before summer, in June, I published, very officially, Histoire d'O.”  - Jean-Jacques Pauvert - TOO SHOCKING FOR WORDS? le choc d'Histoire d'O proclaims L'EXPRESS in its issue of 1st September 1975. How shocked was Paris in 1975 at the release of the Just Jaeckin film Story of O, or at the publication of Histoire d'O … Continue reading THE SHOCK OF THE NEW: STORY OF O

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UK Censorship & London bans The Story of O:

"Films rated X are intended only for viewing by adults..." UK Film magazines promised British film-goers more than the British film censor would allow in 1976. The three British film magazines from my 'O' archive, which feature Story of O upon their covers promised the flesh and golden tones of Just Jaeckin's Histoire d'O (one … Continue reading UK Censorship & London bans The Story of O:

“With Histoire d’O, I would change the era…!”

"the Histoire d'O was the dream book for me." - Jean Jacques Pauvert As a publisher of de Sade, Jean-Jacques Pauvert (who had began his career working in the mailroom at the Gallimard publishing house) became used to seeing much of Jean Paulhan. It irritated him however, that Paulhan continuously spoke of a mysterious manuscript which … Continue reading “With Histoire d’O, I would change the era…!”