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 Davis characterized Lorraine as “a very quiet girl, rather withdrawn in fact, an unexpected characteristic in a girl who could, and did, give an energetic and uninhibited performance on stage.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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NameVolumeIssue No.YearNotes
Beautiful BritonsVol.10No.1161965July Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.10No.1201965November Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.11No.1221966January Edition - Appears on the cover
Beautiful BritonsVol.11No.1261966May Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.11No.1271966June Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.11No.1281966July Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.11No.1291966August Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.11No.1311966October Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.12No.1361967March Edition - Appears on the cover
Beautiful BritonsVol.12No.1371967April Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.12No.1401967July Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.12No.1411967August Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.13No.1491968April Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.13No.1511968June Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.14No.1601969March Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.14No.1671969October Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.15No.1701970January
Beautiful BritonsVol.15No.1771970August
Beautiful BritonsVol.15No.1781970September Edition - Appears on the cover
Beautiful BritonsVol.16No.1821971January Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.19No.2181974January Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.20No.2301975January Edition
Beautiful BritonsVol.20No.2331975April Edition - Appears on the cover
Beautiful BritonsVol.21 No.2431976February Edition

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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:

NameVolIssue No.YearNotes
Avec Plaisir-No.1?Appears on the Cover
Beautiful Britons--?Full List of Appearances Here
Black NylonsVol.1No.9?Appears on the Cover
Body ShopVol.4No.3?Appears on the Cover
Bottom Vol.4 No.2 (Cover)Vol.4No.2?Appears on the Cover
British Figure Beauty by Russell Gay-No.841968
Cancans de Paris-No.351968
Carnival-July1965
Carnival-June1967Whitestone Publications, 1 Image
Carnival-Sept19692 pages titled 'Dawn of Man'
Carnival-Oct1969
EscapadeVol.10No.51965
Ed Alexander Photographs English Beauties--1964Whitestone Publications (112 pages) - Cover, P50, P75 & P84
Escort-June1967
Escort-July1967
Figure Quarterly MagazineVol.45Spring1966Appears on the Cover
Flirt 'n Skirt-No.13?
Girl IllustratedVol.1No.21966As Carla Higgins
Girl IllustratedVol.1No.31966As Dorothy Gregson
Girl IllustratedVol.1No.81966As Dorothy Gregson
Girl IllustratedVol.2No.141968
Girl IllustratedVol.4No.381970Appears on the Cover
Girls International-No.1?
Girls of the World-No.1?As Dawn Gayson
Good Photography-No.701966Whitestone Publications, Appears on 1 Page, photo by Ed Alexander
H&E (Health & Efficiency)-Nov1970
Heels & HoseVol.3No.319616 pages titled 'She Plays a Game of Pop'
Kamera-No.571963
Kamera-No.591964
Kamera-No.651964
Kamera-No.701965
Kamera-No.781966
Kamera-No.851967
Kamera-No.891968
Kamera Winter Special--1966Appears on the Cover, P2, P7, P10 & P11 (Double Page Spread) & P25
Ken Williams London Figure Models-No.751967Appears in 5 images
La Femme-No.1?
Mayfair Vol.1No.31966November Edition - Back Page Advert
MayfairVol.1No.41966A Medley of Models including Dawn
Men Only--1965January Edition - 4 Pages titled 'The Girl Who Had Trouble with the Vicar', Photo's by Ken Williams
Men Only--1966September Edition - Appears on the Cover
Mirage-No.9?
Parade Magazine-No.13221965On The 'Gags & Gals' Page
Parade Magazine-No.14811968Week-ending Saturday 27th April - Appears as the centrefold
Parade Holiday--1966
She.--?Harrison Marks Reprints
Solis-No.401964European Magazine featuring Dawn on the cover with unknown model at Ewhurst Manor (Harrison Marks images)
Solo-No.43196448 pages dedicated to Dawn by Harrison Marks
Span---No.131, 132, 136 (Cover) 137, 142, 143 (Cover), 147, 148, 150, 158, 163, 169, 180, 193, 229, 239, 250, 253, 258, 264
Spick ---No.179 – No.140, 145, 146, 147, 148, 152, 153, 166, 168, 174, 179(Cover), 196, 217, 225, 232, 234, 257, 263, 264, 272
Spick & Span Extra ---No.18, 19, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 36, 38, 39, 43, 44, 51, 52, 58, 59, 61
Stop-No.401964French Magazine - Appears on the Cover and 3 internal pages. Some photo's by Ed Alexander
Touch Vol.3 No.4 (Cover)---

Filmography: 

Key Strip1964Kamera Cine Film No.59
Festive Spirit1967Kamera Cine Film No.88
Sleepy Time Gal1967Kamera Cine Film No E.16 - Dawn lays on a bed dreaming to awake and strip naked!
The Nine Ages of Nakedness1968Harrison Marks colour feature film
Brides in the Bath?Unpublished film by Arthur Howell loosely based on the true life story of serial killer and bigamist George Joseph Smith

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 🙂