1950’s Carnival Cheesecake!

A stunning vintage beauty from the Carnival Annual P22 (1956) and shot by West End Photo’s, but model and photographer unknown. I just love the classic 1950’s hairstyle combined with the red lipstick, fishnet stockings and low cut bra giving us just a hint of nipple. A classic vintage glamour or cheesecake beauty, although I think the red lipstick has been ever so slightly enhanced in this shot.

The term cheesecake seems to have derived from a genre of glamour photography and poster art made popular in wartime pin-ups of the 1940’s, often featuring modest poses by movie starlets displaying lots of leg but little explicit nudity. So called because of the resemblance of a stocking-clad female thigh to the layers of a cheesecake dessert. I think this shot fits that genre perfectly.

Incidentally, this was the first ever magazine I physically purchased and scanned 🙂

Zigrinda – Nice Hat Revisited! (Original)

Revisiting one of GHM’s one name models, Zigrinda from page 2 of Kamera No.87 (1968), but this version is from the actual medium format negative that I have in my collection. She only appeared for GHM in Kamera No.87 and the glamour film ‘Zigrinda, Britain’s Top Stripper’. I originally posted a scan from the Kamera magazine of this shot here, but this shot is much much clearer, although it doesn’t improve the dodgy hat 🙂

June Palmer – Kamera No.61 Cover (1964)

Another great image of June by Harrison Marks on the backstage set on the cover of Kamera No.61 (1964) and one that I also have a negative of the same shot (below). The backstage shoot of June posing with the long black negligee is a very well published and known set that crops up regularly and this shot is one of those well known images. The photo used for the Kamera cover is a wider and much more vibrant shot than the one from the negative, but obviously the negative shot is clearer and the colours restored, so more natural. Great to see both together with the differences for comparison.  The negative was duplicated (Internegative) from an original for selling as part of the June Palmer slide set No.60, so probably the reason it’s cropped more than the cover shot and original.  As an aside, most of the June 35mm negatives you see being sold individually or in sets are probably duplicates of the original negative.

June & The Wheel, Part 2

The second shot of June Palmer posing with a wheel by Harrison Marks that were published in Kamera No.27 (1959). Unfortunately the shots have been retouched for censorship reasons back then, but the way June poses it probably didn’t need much retouching. If the date of Publication is correct then this would put June at 19 when she had these shots taken.

As they appear in Kamera I’ve published them on this site, but they will also appear on Kamera Club for completeness.

June Palmer – September 1969, A Very Bubbly Month!

June posing in a sunken bath full of bubbles for the September page of the 1969 Kamera Calendar. I love this scene of the bath and mirror’s and I’ve seen other models photographed in the same bath, but not seen many of June from this shoot?

June Palmer – Fireside Pose (1968)

June Palmer posing on a chair next to a fireplace at Ewhurst Manor from Kamera No.88 (1966) by Harrison Marks and one of five shots of June that appear in this edition of Kamera.

June & The Wheel (Coloured)

Wow! I just love this coloured version of June appearing in Kamera No.27 (1960) by Oldiznewagain. The subtle use of the beige colours in the background really work on this shot, with only the red of her lips standing out. Normally Oldiznew adds a background colour or clothes colour that pops and makes the image stand out, but this works without a contrast.

Original image in black and white linked here, but decided not to post it directly as a comparison so not to detract from this great version.

June & The Wheel (1960)

A 20 year old June posing in Kamera No.27 (1960) for Harrison Marks. This time posing on the loft set, but again with a wheel in the background and a very similar shot to the one that appeared in Kamera No.23, not sure what that was all about! unfortunately the shot has been retouched for censorship reasons back then, but the way June poses it probably didn’t need much retouching.