QT The Best of Beauty Covers

“QT The Best of Beauty” Magazine a popular British glamour magazine of the 1960’s, featuring the photos of Russell Gay and such great models as Rosina Revelle, Hazel Taylor, Lorraine Burnett, Sally Douglas, June Palmer, Jackie Parker, Margaret Nolan, Molly Peters, Frankie Young, Annette Johnson, Teri Martine, Julie Collins and Nicky Stevens, to name a few.
QT was the best known magazine in which Russell Gay’s photos were published, but there were more of them, including Model, Amber, Coral.

Today, QT and Russell Gay are rather overshadowed by Harrison Marks and Kamera.

What did QT stand for? Maybe the British way of saying “cutie”, or maybe a reference to “on the QT”, ie. to be enjoyed quietly/secretly. Neither have been confirmed as the real reason for the title, but both would work!*


QT No.1 (Rita Royce)


QT No.2 (June Wilkinson)


QT No.3 (Rosa Domaille)


QT No.4 (Rosina Revelle)


QT No.5 (Ann Austin)


QT No.6 (Diane Hedges or du Bois)


QT No.7 (Rosina Revelle)


QT No.8 (Venessa)


QT No.9 (Ann Austin)


QT No.10 (Mary Marshall)


QT No.11 (Lynne Calvert)


QT No.12 (Michelle Martin)


QT No.13 (Lorraine Burnett)


QT No.14 (Sally Ann Scott)


QT No.15 (Valerie Kent)


QT No.16 (Carol Sorrell)


QT No.17 (Caron Gardiner)


QT No.18 (Vickie Lorraine)


QT No.19 (Mercia Turner)


QT No.20 (Janice Allum)




The first 20 covers above, some are missing, some are not so good quality wise and some I’ve not identified the cover model.  Anyone that can fill the gaps or has better quality photo’s or can identify the models please do let me know.

Thanks to Portland for filling the gaps on the first 20 covers and for identifying all the cover model names.

* Source: QTGlam

Dawn Grayson – Solis No.70

I stumbled across this little beauty!  Dawn Grayson & unknown model on the cover of a naturist magazine called Solis posing on the grass area out the front of Ewhurst Manor.
This is Solis No.70, published by Nordisk Bladcentral in 1964 and was a 32 page digest-sized magazine that claimed to be the “international sunbathing and nature living magazine” providing quality photos of nudes and nudists in outdoor settings, posed or at play.
During the 1950’s and 60’s by classing your magazine as a nudist or naturist magazine you seemed to be able to get away with a little more riskier content than normal, hence the large number of popular nudist magazines at the time!

Hazel Taylor & The Mandarin Background

Three centrefold shots of Hazel Taylor (Ann Dixon) from different Men’s Magazines, but all with a common theme.  They were all taken at the same time with the same Harrison Marks Mandarin set.

As Ann Taylor for Carnival Magazine, February 1968 Stood In Front of The Large Mandarin Dragon

Again as Ann Taylor, This Time for Parade No.1483, May 11th 1968 and This Time Full Nude In Front of a Dragon Gong!

This Time as Anna Taylor with Her Hair Up, But Obviously The Same Set Again!