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 Davis characterized Lorraine as “a very quiet girl, rather withdrawn in fact, an unexpected characteristic in a girl who could, and did, give an energetic and uninhibited performance on stage.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)

Kamera Calendar – 1959 (Full Set)

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

In Focus By Harrison Marks


In Focus By Harrison Marks
 

‘In Focuswas yet another title first published by Harrison Marks in 1958 and was identical in style and size to Kamera. Published as a monthly it ran to at least Issue No.21.

It featured some of the well known Harrison Marks Models, such as Pamela Green (Issue No.11) and some not so well known models.

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.