Margaret Nolan (Vicky Kennedy)

Born in 1944 of Irish parents and raised in Hampstead, London. After changing her name to Vicky Kennedy she quickly found work with Harrison Marks, who was already established as the top glamour photographer in the country and through his publications Vicky Kennedy, along with June Palmer and Pamela Green, became very popular the world over and appeared in numerous publications for Marks and others.
Vicky, with her fantastic 41.24.36 figure, her blue eyes, blonde hair and pouting lips was the perfect fantasy in the magical Harrison Marks formula and along with appearances in such magazines as Parade she became much sought after for her glamour work.

Entering films in 1963, but 1964 saw her catapulted into the James Bond Film Goldfinger (1964) in the role of ‘Dink’, she was also ‘The golden girl’ in the title credits sequence.

Her roles in the “Carry On…” films is probably her best remembered work in cinema. Often cast mainly for her fabulous buxom figure and good looks, Margaret was perfectly cast in Carry on Girls (1973), and went on to make six more “Carry On…” films in various minor roles involving Bosoms!

 

Real Name: Margaret Nolan
Modelling Aliases: Margaret Nolan – Aliases Vicki, Vikki or Victoria Kennedy & Francesca 

Date of Birth:
August 1 1943/4 
Measurements: 41-23-37 Height: 5’8″
Eye Colour: Blue/Green
Hair Colour (Natural): Blonde
Hair Colour (Dyed): Red
Margaret Nolan Images
Margaret Nolan Covers

Books:
Serge Jacques – by Gilles Neret (Taschen Verlag, Cologne 1988)
She Walks in Beauty (1966) – Hardback book of Harrison Marks Studies

Magazine Listings:
Adam – Vol.8 No.6 (June 1964)
Adam – Vol.9 No.6 (June 1965)
Affair
Beauty of the Month – No.17, ‘Fair Francesca’
Best For Men (mid 1960’s)
Bounce
Cameo
Champagne – Two editions & Harrison Marks Reprints
Connoisseur’s Choice and Modelling Review
Coral No.26
Escort February (1967)
Eve Vol.1 No.7 June 1963
Fay
Fiesta Special Collectors Edition: Top Glamour Models of the 50’s. Harrison Marks Reprints
Fifi No.27
Flirt ‘n Skirt Extra
Follies de Paris et Hollywood – Many issues
French Follies Vol.1 No.22
Girl Illustrated Volume.3 No.29
Jem (October)
Just Vicky – Nostalgia Publications reprints of Harrison Marks’ Pictures
Kamera: No’s 48, 50, 58, 63, 64, 66, 71, 75 & 76
Kamera Classics 1. Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks Reprints
Kamera Classics 4. Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks Reprints
Kamera Special No 3
Knight (USA) including 1966 Knight Calendar
Lark (US)
Leg Show also published as Legs From London No 7
Lenz 2
Mayfair. Edition not known
Midnight -vol 4 No 2 (US – Parliament Productions, late 1960s)
Mirage No’s 5, 9, 11 & 13
Nugget 52
Pagan 12. Harrison Marks Reprints
Parade – Many including Covers
Parade/Escort June. (Year not known)
QT No.56, 63 & 68
QT 59 – (cover, feature and centrefold)
Revue/Studio – Copenhagen
Scarlet – Vol.1 No.5 (July 1963) Shocking Stockings – Vol.1 No.1
Solo 27 (As Margaret Nolan)
Swank 5
Topper (late 1960s)
Trojan (mid 1960s)
Venus Glamour Films Magazine 

Filmography:
Sky Bandits (1986)
That’s Carry On (1977)
Carry On Dick (1974)
Carry On Girls (1973)
No Sex, Please – We’re British (1973)
Carry On Matron (1972)
Carry On Henry (1971)
Carry On at Your Convenience (1971)
Tomorrow (1970)
Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General (1968)
Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1967) (With Molly Peters)
Great St. Trinian’s Train Robbery, The (1966)
Enchanted Night, The (Made for TV) (1966)
Promise Her Anything (1965)
Trois chambres à Manhattan (1965)
Bikini Paradise (1965)
Carry On Cowboy (1965)
Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965)
Beauty Jungle, The (1964)
Hard Day’s Night, A (1964)
Goldfinger (1964)
Saturday Night Out (1963) 

Frenzy (1972)

Pamela Green

There is no denying the obvious visual talents of the beautiful Pamela Green, one of the most popular of all the Harrison Marks models, but she was also a very talented artist. Her actual modelling career started in 1948 through a booking mistake as a figure model for the life class at St. Martin’s School of Art in London where she was a student on a three year course Fashion Drawing. At the time she only posed for the Costume and Fashion classes for which she was paid the princely sum of 4/6 (23p!) an hour.She recalls – The day of my initiation into nude work happened by accident. I was called at short notice to fill in for a class where the model had failed to show up. The master was waiting impatiently. “Hurry up and get undressed, we’re late”. This was a life class. A quick look around the room showed me that the students were unknown to me as was the master. I thought “Well, there has got to be a first time”. I undressed behind the screen, and slipping on my coat walked to the rostrum. The master took my coat, helped me up and asked me to strike a pose. I stood facing the class, legs slightly apart with my weight on one hip. I have never felt quite so naked standing in front of about 20 students. After about 15 minutes I began to relax a little, everyone was concentrating on their drawing and by the end of the class it seemed the most natural thing to do. I collected my money from the office and discovered that I was paid more; five shillings instead of 4/6. I decided to begin modelling for the life classes and joined a small band of very young models who were all posing for the necessities in life, like their next meal. I was the eldest of the group at seventeen.*1

Pamela Green first met George Harrison Marks in the summer of 1953. George was a theatrical photographer and they met in connection with Pamela’s role in Bernard Delfont’s Folies Bergere which was running at the Prince of Wales Theatre at the time.  It was Pamela who persuaded George to try his hand at nude photography. Between them, they created the famous glamour model, Rita Landre, who no-one guessed was actually Pamela in disguise. It was clear that George and Pamela were an excellent professional team. G Harrison Marks Limited was formed, George’s photographic expertise perfectly complemented by Pamela’s skilled costume and set design – a skill informed by her studies as a fine artist, at St Martin’s School of Art.*2

Real Name: Phyllis Pamela Green
Modelling Aliases:
Rita Landre, Princess Sonmar Harricks
Date of Birth: March 28, 1929 Died:
May 7, 2010 (aged 81)
Measurements: 39-23-36 
Hair Colour (Natural): Blonde
Hair Colour (Dyed): None, but wore redhead and dark wigs for her aliases.

Significant Dates from 1929 until 1963

Pamela Green Images

Pamela Green Covers

Rita Landre Images

Princess Sonmar Harricks Images

Magazines:
Album Eldorado 
Bandit
Bounce
British Figure

Carnival Annual, 1956
Champagne Vol.1 No.3 (1967)
Études Moderne

Eve Vol.1 No.4 (Cover as Rita Landre)
Feline Vol.1 No.4 (Cover as Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)
Femme No.2, 4 & 8 (As Herself) No.3 (As Rita Landre) 

Femme Fatales Vol.5 No.1
Fiesta, October 1956, May 1957
Fiesta Special Collectors Edition: Top Glamour Models of the 50’s

Film & TV Parade No.14 (Cover)
Fotag No.6 (Cover)
Foto No.1 (Cover), 13 & 23 (Cover)
Grace & Beauty No.2
Gypsy Vol.1 No.1 (Cover as Sonmar Harricks)
Harrison Marks Kamera Glamour Guide 1 

Health & Efficiency Oct 1953 & Feb 1955 (Covers)
Helen.
(Harrison Marks reprints) 
In Focus No.3 & 11 (Covers)
Just Pamela Green  (Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera No.5, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 30, 31, 35, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 50, 51, 58, 64 & 74

Kamera Backstage
Kamera Classics 4. (Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera Classics 1.
(Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera Special No 2 

Lilliput Sept 1952 & Dec 1952
Men Only Magazine, Vol.39 No.5 (Interview May 1974)
Milkcow No.4 (2009) – Interview
Model Studier No 72. (Harrison Marks reprints)

Night & Day, Dec 1959 (Rita Landre Cover)
Nude Studies for the Student (Cover)
On Location Classics 2.
(Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Pagan 12.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
Pamela Green in 3D
Photo Studio 1

Pose & Poise (Cover)
Practical Photography, August 1961 (Cover & Article About HM)
Sarah.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
She 

Show No.10 and No.15 (Covers)
Solo No.13 (As Rita Landre) & Solo No.20

Sun Bathing Review Spring & Summer Editions 1955 (Covers)
Water Babies (Cover as Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

Filmography:
Peeping Tom (1960)

Witches Brew (1960)
The Window Dresser (1961)
Naked as Nature Intended (1961)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The Chimney Sweeps (1963)
The Naked World of Harrison Marks (1966)
Legend of the Werewolf (1975) (uncredited) 
Art for Art’s Sake (1960)
Gypsy Fire (1961)
Xcitement (1960)

Other Publications:
Harrison Marks Slides
Pamela A Portrait in 58 Studies (1955) – Hardback book by Harrison Marks
Kamera on Location (1958)
She Walks in Beauty (1966) – Hardback book of Harrison Marks Studies
Kamera Calendars 1959, 1960, 61, 62, 63, and 1964 
 

 

*1 (Source: 60’sGlam Database)
*2 (Source: Pamela Green Official Website) 

Lorraine Burnett

Lorraine was exceptionally prolific and appeared in countless publications from the late 1950’s to mid-1960’s. In addition to her sumptuous proportions and baby-faced beauty, her slightly ‘buck-toothed’ look seemed only to add to her charm.

Lorraine was born in Manchester in 1937 and trained as a dancer before moving to London in 1955 to work as a nude statue at the Windmill Theatre.  Lorraine got lucrative contracts doing glamour shoots at camera and cine clubs in Soho

In a brief reminiscence of Lorraine published in Fiesta magazine in the mid 1980’s, Roger Davis recalled that she was especially popular in the US, but he shed no light on her origins. Davis also said she was ‘no clothes horse’ and when he first met her he thought she was nothing special, but once out of her clothes she was ‘a photographer’s paradise’ with an innate ability to pose. He continues: “Lorraine did a cabaret act, at various places in London. She could do the famous trick with the tassels on nipple caps, not only making the tassels rotate with the movement of her breasts, but making them rotate in opposite directions to each other. … Like Jackie Parker, appearing then in clubs, Lorraine must have been responsible for a large part of the raincoat sales in London.” Davis characterized Lorraine as “a very quiet girl, rather withdrawn in fact, an unexpected characteristic in a girl who could, and did, give an energetic and uninhibited performance on stage. … Hard to fathom, but a joy to ‘shoot’ “. One club at which Lorraine was a star act in the late 1950’s was the Panama Theatre Club, 42 Great Windmill Street, London W1.*1

As Well as working for Davis, Lorraine proved to be a favourite with both Russell Gay and Harrison Marks, whom she first worked with in 1958.  Pamela Green booked Lorraine after watching Lorraine with Harrison Marks in Soho and it was Lorraine’s 42” Bust and firm toned body which made her such a success.  Lorraine’s lingerie work was also a vital part of her work, appearing in spiked heels, suspenders, corsets and more, along with a variety of hair colours and wigs.

Lorraine seems to have retired back to the Midlands in the late 1960’s  where she continued to dance and strip, but little is known of her after that point.

Real Name: Lorraine Burnett
Modelling Aliases:
Sally Hayden
Date of Birth:
1937
Measurements: 41-25-36 Height: 5′ 7(1.70m)  
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour (Natural): Blonde
Hair Colour (Dyed):
Brunette

Lorraine Burnett Images

Lorraine Burnett Covers

Magazine Listings:
Amber No.16 (Cover) 
Beauty Bazaar (Cover)
Beauty of the Month No.2 – Lovely Lorraine
Black Garter

Bloom
Bosomy Beauties No.15 & No.17 – Issue devoted to her.

Bouncy Babes No.1 (Cover)
Carnival March 1958 & January 1959 (Cover & centrefold)

Carnival Summer Special [1958]
Connoisseur’s Choice and Modelling Review (Various issues)
Coral (Many issues) 

Eye, July 1967 (Cover)
Fiesta, December 1957 (11 pages including centrefold)
Fling (Three or four issues up to 1963)
Fling Festival No.2
Folies de Paris et Hollywood – Many issues, including No.131 ,184 & 316 (Cover)
Folies de Paris et Hollywood Selection 

Forty-Plus No.7 (Cover with June Palmer)
Foto-rama, June 1967 (Cover)
Frolic, Feb 1959 

Garter Parade No.4 (Cover)
Gem – June, Year unknown

Just Lorraine Burnette, (Harrison Marks Reprints)
Kamera – Many issues, including notably No.15 (Many photo’s and centrefold together with Rosa Domaille), No.39
Kamera Glamour Guide No.1 (1967?)
Kamera on Location (Hardback book, 1957)
Kingsize – Vol.2 No.3 (Early 1970s) 

Kingsize Special Edition No.7 (Cover)
Knave, March, Year unknown (Cover)
Lovelies (Various issues)
Model (Various issues) Including No.20, 22 & 31 (Cover & Centrefold)
Monsieur No.10
QT (Many issues, including No.13, 41 and 52
(Cover & Centrefold)
Panama Theatre Club Magazine No.1 (cover and feature, with some shots of one of her dance routines)

Paris Hollywood No.11 1960 (Cover)
Photo, February 1967 (Cover)
Photo Studio No.22 

Pic, August 1967 (Cover) 
Revels No.3 (Cover)
Revue Studio (Copenhagen)
Rosalinda’s Album (1958; Book of studies of Lorraine)
Satan’s Scrapbook (Cover)

Silk Seams, Vol.1 No.1 (Cover)
Six No.3
Solo No.2
Spick n’ Span – Numerous issues, including Spick No.110
Sprite No.6
Tic-Toc vol 1 No1 (US – date unknown)
Xtra

*1 (Source: 60’sGlam Database)

Dawn Grayson – Beautiful Britons Appearances

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Dawn Grayson

Dawn Grayson was one of the foremost models of the late Harrison Marks era. Described by Girl Illustrated as “a byword for professionalism”, she was immensely popular and featured in many publications, not just for Harrison Marks, but also a regular in Toco publications such as Span, Spick and Beautiful Britons. She allegedly got started in the glamour industry after posing for an advertising safety poster and also appeared in a series of advertisements for the Milk Marketing Board. Born as Catherine Sheddock in Ireland and married a Royston Kirkham in Luton in 1962 and won the title of Miss Luton in 1965.

The safety poster in question was taken by Harrison Marks himself and was used by the British Safety Council in 1964 and caused quite a stir, as documented here!

The document and others state in 1964, she was 22 years old and married to a car plant worker based in Luton, Bedfordshire and had an 11 month old son.  Various other magazines also refer to her wanting to move to America or having moved to America as her husband got a highly paid position in electronics.  Another article says she had been in the states for about a year in 1973 and continued her modelling career over there.

So, some things do seem to be true in part, she was married, he was a electronics engineer for a car plant and they moved to Maryland in America in 1970, plus they had at least one child, possibly a girl not a boy.  As to beyond that point, like many other models of that time the details become sketchy.

Real Name: Kay Kirkham
Date of Birth: 1942?
Modelling Aliases:
Carla Higgins, Kay Stevens (Stephens), Gail, Nelson, Dorothy Gregson, Dawn Gayson, Liza Martelle and Dane Grayson
Measurements: 37-24-36  
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour (Natural): Redhead
Height: 5ft 4in (1.62m)
Hair Colour (Dyed):
None, but modelled for Harrison Marks under the name Liza Martelle in a long blonde wig.
                                                            

 

Magazines:

Filmography: 

Other Publications:

Kamera Calendar 1965
Kamera Calendar 1966 – July
Kamera Calendar 1968 – Cover, January
Harrison Marks Calendar 1969 – February (As Liza Martelle)
 

Kamera Calendar – 1959 (Full Set)

Thanks to MadMax for identifying Vanda Hudson & Dolores Alvarez in the calendar and completing the missing model names 🙂

Solo Magazine (1958 – 1968)

Many other publications were to follow ‘Kamera’ by Harrison Marks. The most successful was ‘Solo’, a similar 32 page black and white format to Kamera, with a colour cover, but featuring just one model in each issue. It was launched in Spring 1958 and ran as a monthly production in parallel with Kamera to Issue No.61 (1968). In practice, like Kamera, Solo was not always published every month. However, there were sixty one consecutive issues.

Clicking the images below will show you a larger image of the cover (sorry very poor images I’ll update them as I get better ones!).  The text link underneath will take you to pages of that Solo edition that have already been published. Unfortunately I have some gaps in the later editions, so there are no working links, but they will be updated as I get copies.

Models A – B

Clicking the images below will show you a larger image of the model, the text link underneath will take you to pages of that model that have already been published.