An original shot of Sophia Dawn by Harrison Marks posing amongst the rocks and mussels down on Bedruthan beach in Cornwall. This shot was probably taken around 1964 and several shots of Sophia on the beach went on to appear in GHM’s hardback book ‘She Walks in Beauty’
She may be a blonde but there is no mistaking the stunning looks of Eve Eden! A shot of Eve during her short period as a blonde and one of two shots that appeared in Carnival Autumn Extra (1964). It’s been a while since I posted some pages from Carnival and toy forget how many of the models on this blog appeared throughout the editions over the years.
Thanks to Paul from Firebird Records for sending this and the other scans over from this magazine and reminding me to look back through my archive of Carnival 🙂
It must be time for another Harrison Marks Film from the his Kamera Cine Film collection. This time it’s Kamera Cine Film No. 48 ‘Star Strip’ (1964) featuring none other than June Palmer and Stuart Samuels. The story behind this film is simple, it features June preparing backstage in very little to go on stage and perform a striptease, with Samuels thrown in for a bit of light entertainment.
This film is one of the more common films by GHM that you can find out on the internet, but what is different about this version is it’s the 16mm version of the film and not the standard 8mm version. That means the quality of the film is much better and that comes across in this digital conversion, plus it’s the full end to end film including beginning and end titles, which seem to get missed off on other versions I’ve seen out there.
A big thank you to John W, who not only sent me this copy, but took the time to get the film converted to digital and added the appropriate music to the film, as originally it was silent, not that June stripping needed any accompaniment!
You may also want to go into the settings on the video to change the quality up to 720p or 1080p to see the real quality of this version, as the default seems to set it doen at 480p!
*This film is copyright George Harrison Marks Enterprises Limited
An interesting article from the pages of Mayfair Vol.2 No.1 (January 1964) about several well known models making a film for Mayfair. The models in question were Dawn Grayson, Geraldine (Gerry) Brown, Lee Southern, Diane (McNeil) Grant and Pauline Dickenson. All of which apart from Pauline are well known on this blog, especially my favourite in the pink tights, Dawn Grayson.
Now I’m not sure if a film was really made or this was just a set up for the article, but I do know Mayfair did make several super 8mm films later on featuring Syliva Bayo, Mandy Kuypers and Penny Mallett. So maybe they did make the film, but I’m sure I wouldn’t have missed such a film featuring Dawn and friends? Anyone know if it really exists?
A beautifully lit shot of Dawn Grayson by Harrison Marks as she poses for him on the Cinderella set in 1964. The published version of this shot appeared in Solo No.43 P22 (1964), but was a slightly tighter crop than my version, but I prefer this one. Dawn’s face and small perky tits are perfectly highlighted by the lighting come from the right, as she poses with her hands under her chin and with her arms in mid air. Although wearing the rags of Cinderella, she definitely looks like a Princess to me!
The model known only as Christina from a scan of an original negative by Harrison Marks. Very little is known about Christina, other than there were just four photographs of Christina published, two in Kamera No.51 and two from the same shoot in No.61, plus one GHM glamour Film, No.41: ‘Christina’ (1964). All seem to have been taken at GHM’s flat with half inside (No.51) and half outside on the balcony (No.61). To date I have 3 negatives of Christina all on the balcony, one published in No.61, but the other two including this one as far as I know were never published.
As always I’m sure she posed for more than these few shots for Harrison Marks, so must have gone under another name?