“That’s where I moved, when all else was lost, to start all over again, with my new partner and girlfriend Bianca,” he explains. “And right there was the White Room set — so it was obvious to use it, and continue the series.”
A third White Room movie soon went into production. White Room Part III involved Peter’s friend and collaborator Neal Mather from England, who made the latex costumes and took them over to Germany.
“I remember he used up some four dozen cans of silicone oil spray shining up all that brand new latex,” Czernich recalls, “because we also used the White Room production to shoot a complete catalogue with all the latex costumes.”
After completion of the initial White Room trilogy, there was “a long pause” during which the set was used for all kinds of photo productions, many of which are also represented in the forthcoming book.
The new Marquis company grew and prospered, and eventually needed more space. The White Room set had to go, to make room for storage and desks.
“We asked our landlord if we could rent more space in the same building, which was occupied at the time by four more businesses, among them woodworkers and undertakers,” Peter explains.
“The latter had two huge refrigerators, in which they kept the dead bodies, right under our bedroom!” However, he adds, there was also an upside.
“They always had a pile of grave decorations in the factory yard, with lots of flowers that were still good, so we always had fresh floral bouquets in the company!”
The landlord responded that he was getting too old to manage the building, and proposed that Peter and Bianca buy the building instead of renting space in it. Fortunately, the timing was good for the couple.
“As it happened, we were just about in a position to get a mortgage loan, and we did it. It was a very good decision, because the old factory with its 1,500 square metres of usable space offered possibilities for conversion into anything we needed.”
Those possibilities included office space, living space, huge storage capacity with lorry access at ground level for easy pallet delivery, plus space for a shop, for clothing fabrication, and even more to rent out.
“Plus, the flair of the 100-year-old, protected historic monument was very suitable for our kind of business in the first place!” says the publisher.
Marquis soon became heavily involved in producing fetish films, which was a good business as the DVD format was then at the peak of its commercial appeal. The new space allowed lavish productions such as the Fetish Factory series, and Cirque du Bizarre, for which an entire circus set was built in the studio.
“The White Room films had been the best selling videos we’d ever produced,” Peter says. “Some of the parts sold over 5,000 copies (first as VHS tapes and later on DVD), so we eventually thought it might not be a bad idea to continue the series.
“We renovated one of the large basement rooms of the factory, and had it tiled all in white, floor, walls. I was lucky to find some 1920s dental equipment on Ebay, including a gynae-type treatment chair, a column with drills etc, and more — all looking very sinister, and offering many great possibilities to shoot with.
“We worked on a script to involve as many bizarre action and costumes as we could think of, since we wanted White Room IV to top all we had done before.
“We had a great cast of enthusiastic girls who really went for it, out of true and genuine pleasure and fetishism. And the orgasms in the film are not faked!” Czernich adds with evident pride.
“The stills from this production are a major part of The White Room Book, and among the hottest scenes I have ever photographed — definitely not suitable for minors!”
I can confirm that. Many of the images offered to us for this article were a bit too racy for Fetishistas use, so please bear in mind that the selection of 36 on show here are sampled from the safer end of the pool, so to speak.
For the full spectrum of The White Room Book’s content — which includes some pretty explicit ‘medical’ scenarios and glamorous, shiny steel bondage fantasy too — I’m afraid you will have to buy the book!
But what became of the second White Room set? Right now, it’s abandoned, the dentist chair sold off again on eBay. So does this mean the end of the road for this famous series of fetish movies?
“We’re not sure if we’ll ever set out to shoot another film,” says Peter, “even though it would be fun to see what can be done with today’s technology — think of GoPro action cams, to mention only one possibility.
“But the sharp decline of DVD sales and the shameless piracy of all films on the internet have made it almost impossible to recover the massive investment such a production constitutes. To be continued? We’ll see.”
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