Bobby Shaw (Laurie Sands aka Julie Desmond) posing for Harrison Marks kneeling on a sheepskin rug in front of that bizarre background. Ever time I see it I’m reminded of the yellow brick road for some reason! Fabulous shot of Bobby showing off her lush bush and from the same set as this shot. Thanks as always to Kevin for this shot of Bobby from an original negative 🙂
In between new posts and editing images I’m also trying to do updates to the current site content and one area I’m updating is the model profiles I’ve published. I’m currently working through Dawn’s profile, adding more images, adding a small database of magazine appearances, plus I’ll be updating her magazine cover appearances with better images, where I have them. One area that I was missing good covers was her early Beautiful Britons, Spick & Span appearances. In fact I have very little content of her from those appearances overall!
Thankfully that is about to change thanks to the generous support of Jonathan over at Vintage Fetish, who has kindly provided me with images of nearly all Dawn’s cover appearances for Town and Country Publications (ToCo). The above cover is the first good example of Dawn from Spick & Span Extra (Summer 1967), which like most of the covers from that early period has a certain painted effect to it, rather than a simple photo. A stunning cover of Dawn posing in an armchair with her hair in a plat, which I’ve never seen before!
Again, thanks to Jonathan for the covers and do go take a look at his site, as it’s my go to site for all Toco related publications and a great source for identifying unknown UK models.
The only Dawn Grayson glamour film I have a copy of, which is a shame, but still worth showing as you get to see her lying on a bed and then stripping in some form of dream sequence. This was one of the later glamour films by Harrison Marks under the Kamera Cine Films banner and was produced in 8mm black and white film in 1967 under the film number E.16.
*This film is copyright George Harrison Marks Enterprises Limited
I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year. I’d also like thank all of you that have supported the site and me over the last year, with feedback, comments and new content, as it’s always appreciated and what makes the site what it is and keeps me wanting to come back and do more and more.
Sorry, I copped out of the letter i for the calendar, but decided to create this years Christmas card instead. The card features one of my original images of Caroline Coon under the alias Mary Stephan posing on the Festive/Winter set, so very apt and if you look very closely in the shadow of the present you can just see a hint of bush! Most of the shots on this set went on to appear in the Kamera Winter Special (1967), but this one doesn’t, so was either unpublished or more likely appeared in a normal edition of Kamera I’ve missed!
Thanks and I hope you enjoy the Christmas break with your families and friends 🙂