Bridget Leonard

Bridget Leonard was the live-in girlfriend of photographer Russell Gay and ran the office in Oxford Street for him, which was the mail order outlet for Venus Films. They split up around late 1967 early 1968. She was already modelling for Russell before she got a role in Harrison Marks’ first feature film ‘Naked as Nature Intended’. She first appeared in Kamera No.43 (1961) then Kamera No.44, 46 (Cover) & 54 and then in Solo No.25 dedicate just to her. Her only glamour film appearance was as a Wild-West saloon girl in the HM Glamour Movie No.106 ‘Gamblin’ Gal’ (1962).

The cracking shot of Bridget above comes from Kamera No.46 (1962) and features her on the cover and centre pages in stills taken on the Wild-West Saloon set featured in ‘Gamblin Girl’.

Hanna Viek – Office Strip!

I’ve finally got hold of a few decent colour shots of Hanna Viek by Harrison Marks and I have to say they look much better than the two I posted in black and white that were reprinted in Magnificent Models No.3. It seems that the shoot was set in an office location and involves Hanna stripping down from her jumper and skirt with pearls to reveal more of herself, including her massive boobs and glorious bush! I must admit that photo’s 1 and 3 are my favourites for obvious reasons! 
Unfortunately that’s all I have for now, but I would love to find the rest of the set to see just how far Hanna went! I know later in her career she did hardcore and the more common spread shots, but I wonder how far she went for GHM?

Margaret’s Midnight Shadow!

A very happy Margaret Nolan showing off her big smile and midnight shadow in front of the fire place! Taken by Harrison Marks and reprinted in Magnificent Models No.1 this shot of Margaret must have still been easier to retouch then one of the fuller bush models

Bobby Sparrow Uncovered -1972 (Original)

After my post last week of an original photo of bobby Sparrow on the beach at Pegwell bay, Terry has now sent through several more shots of her. They including this shot of Bobby without her wig and Terry remembers that he worked with her several times during 1971 and 1972, mostly shooting the stockings and suspender belt style photo for the American market. She usually wore the wig and the only picture of her without one is above, but it does match the to a similar one published in Oui.
Terry also recounts that she was a very lively girl and good fun to have a laugh with –  I remember one occasion when she proudly showed me her pubic area trimmed into a heart shape. I think her current boyfriend was a hairdresser.

I don’t know what happened to her after about 1973 as we lost touch, but I did see a rather distressing article in a national newspaper sometime in the mid 1990’s. It concerned an ex-glamour model called Roberta something who had developed MS and was terminally ill. There was a picture of a very sick lady laying in bed and I just could not make up my mind if it was her or not. I do remember that her real name was Roberta, so it may have been her or it may have been someone totally different.
Thanks to Terry for the story and hopefully the last part isn’t true and it wasn’t Bobby, but unfortunately these things do happen. Thanks also to Terry for more shots of Bobby at Pegwell bay and that heart shaped bush!

A Cheeky Shower with Ann Walker!

A cheeky little pose from Ann Walker as she stands naked in the bath and cools herself down with a hand shower. A second shot from a set of Ann stripping and showering in this bathroom setting, the first shot of her stripping was here.