The Jimi Hendrix Album ‘Electric Ladyland’ is 50 years old this year and one of it’s controversial and banned covers back then featured a bevvy of naked beauties posing on a black background. Several years ago I got asked if I could identify any of the models and back then my knowledge was lacking, but now I’ve been asked again and on revisiting the cover I realize that I can now name several of the models and recognize several more.
Back then the cover photographer, David Montgomery, said he found the girls in The Speakeasy nightclub in London, which may be true. But I know those I’ve identified were also well known glamour models appearing in many of the magazines back then and worked for the likes of Harrison Marks and Russell Gay. I’ve numbered the models I can now identify and the list is below, plus a few I recognize and have images of but have no name.
The two blondes front left also look familiar, but can’t put a name to the lovely faces. Anyone recognize any other models?
One of the models named Reine Sutcliffe was interviewed in Melody Maker in 1968. “It makes us look like a load of old tarts. It’s rotten. Everyone looked great, but the picture made us look old and tired. We were trying to look too sexy, but it didn’t work out.”
Thanks to Les for contacting me and asking to look at it again 🙂
Another unknown model photographed by Harrison Marks that I thought I’d already posted but hadn’t! This model appears late in the Kamera run with her only appearing in the penultimate and final editions Kamera No.88 & No.89 (1968). This shot is from a number of negatives I have of her, but was also published in Kamera No.88 P20, but in a slightly retouched version. As you can see in this shot there is just a bit too much on show for publication back then, although they seem to have removed everything including the stubble in the printed version 🙂
Another model that always seemed to wear a wig when posing and I have this model down as Unknown Model No.38 in my list of unknown models
Update: I found her! This is actually 1960’s UK model Carol Marsden, so I’ll update everything and she’s no longer unknown 🙂
An updated version of the front and back cover of Nylon Flash No.16 Magazine featuring Angela Duncan (Trudi Ayre), Gerry Brown and Tracy Reeves of the super four girl special. The final girl, bottom left looks very familiar and I have several images of her, but as of yet her name escapes me?
Thanks to Tonal for reminding me I had a full copy of this magazine 🙂
More famed for the view from the front and her massive tits, a different view of Paula Page from behind! A great shot of her bum covered by patterned sheer panties and black stockings with just a hint of one of those big tits of hers.
Carrying on the theme of Harrison Marks glamour films today a shot of Sue Roberts on the sofa. I believe this is another still from the film ‘Tutti Fruity’ by Maximus International, which was the continental uncensored version of ‘Maid to Satisfy’ I believe?
A very satisfying shot of Sue and her small perky tits as she lays back on that sofa seductively enjoying that banana!
Another shot of Jacki Rigby taken by Leslie Bainbridge in the late 1960’s posing nude in a leather armchair from this set. This time a rather nice rear view showing off her bum and a bit more, plus one small pert tit and nipple!
I mentioned a few weeks back that Colin from Cine Films 2 DVD was sending some glamour films from GHM and I posted the Rusty Gaynor film that he converted and sent. Well since then I’ve decided to expand my collection and start buying and collecting a few 8mm and 16mm glamour films by Harrison Marks and others.
My first experiment in this was I came across a couple of 400ft 8mm films on eBay featuring 4 GHM films. The first reel featured Maid to Satisfy and Amorous Masseur, the second reel included The Casting Couch and Cous-Cous. The second reel of film jumped out at me because it features two films with two of my favourite models, Angela Duncan in The Casting Couch and obviously Sylvia Bayo in Cous-Cous. So I took a risk and bid on the films and won them and they quickly turned up and to my untrained eye looked to be OK, but you never can tell with old 8mm films as to what the quality is like or even if they are the actual films!
So now it was time to use Colin and his service to convert the films to digital, so off they were sent last week and I awaited in anticipation. Well the files arrived in my inbox yesterday and thankfully they were the films advertised and they were complete, phew! As to the conversion, well I’m happy with the files considering I’ve not seen digital versions of these available anywhere else. For old films over 50 years old they were dirty and did have marks and lines appearing during the conversion, but to be honest the quality of the films is still very good and at a good size conversion rate, allowing me to make smaller versions for online.
So now I have a digital copies of Maid to Satisfy, Amorous Masseur, The Casting Couch and Cous-Cous 🙂 I still need to convert them for the site, but looking through the films I do love Cous-Cous and captured a few screen shots directly from the file to tease you with. It of course features Sylvia Bayo, but also includes Tara Lynn, Sue Roberts, Jenny Lane (short hair) and Virginia Jones. So look out as Cous-Cous is coming!
Finally a big thank you to Colin for the conversions and I would highly recommend his service if you need your own cine films converting. Now I just need to decide what to do with the original films as I no longer need them with digital copies, maybe resell them to fund some more film purchases!
I recently saw a copy of this shot online and realized I had an original copy that I’d already edited and forgotten about, so thought I’d post my version here. This was originally sent to me by Girlymag as an individual 3½ by 5 silver gelatin print on fiber paper, with 18 different prints of June. Location wise this was taken in the garden at Ewhurst Manor, as other shots show off more of the garden as well as June 🙂