Thirsty Work in Rhodes! (1971)

Marianne Morris (Vicki Pascale), Venetia Day and Dinah Challen (Linda Rome) by Terry Sparks taken on a beach in Rhodes in 1971. A fab shot of all three as they lay out naked on the sea edge enjoying the sun. I’m not sure if Dinah is looking at the camera or eyeing up one of those cold bottles of Coke, as I’m sure it was hot thirsty work laying there like that! One also assumes the single bottle of beer was for Terry?

I now have many more shots of these three taken by Terry in Rhodes, thanks to a fabulous collection of original contact sheets I’ve acquired of Terry’s work, of which there is plenty more to come!

Mrs Merton Never Looked This Good! (Original)

Denise Merton taken by Terry Sparks in November 1971 posing sat on the bed with a familiar floral shawl type thing. Now I say this a lot on this blog as my memory seems to get worse, but I’m sure I’ve seen Denise before somewhere, other than all the images I now have of her! A stunning model with a great figure and long flowing hair I’m sure she appeared in numerous publications, but I just can’t think where?

Another wonderful Terry’s treasure and if you’re wondering about the title, it’s a reference the the UK comedy show called The Mrs Merton Show, which was a mock talk show starring comediene Caroline Aherne as the elderly host Mrs Merton. 

Venetia Day – My Kind of Black Friday! (Original)

A new solo image of Venetia Day by Terry Sparks. This time a full frontal shot of her as she poses thigh deep in the sea off Rhodes, with the sun glistening off her wet body and a hint in the shadows of her dark thick bush! A scan from one of 3 sets of contact sheets of Venetia I’ve recently acquired, so I now have plenty more to come.

It seems fitting to do a post of Venetia today as it is Black Friday (boom boom!) Not quite what they meant or very politically correct, but then I prefer my Black Friday to the madness out there!

Agnes Grieves by Terry Sparks (Original)

A beautiful shot of ebony model Agnes Grieves taken by Terry Sparks. Not a model I was aware of until coming across this set of contact sheets of her by Terry, but she does remind me of another ebony model that also posed for Terry, Sylvia Bayo.

I have 9 contact sheets featuring Agnes by Terry with over 140 images of her posing in various locations around a house including bedroom, living room and some full nude shots in the bath. I have no idea where these were taken but Terry has commented that they were taken on 21st September 1971.

As an aside I recently acquired a further 8 sets of contact sheets of other models taken by Terry Sparks, so more new models to come including some fantastic sets of Terry Graham and Franni Leigh 🙂

The Magnificent Three!

I’ve posted several individual shots of the three models Marianne MorrisVenetia Day and Dinah Challen by Terry Sparks on Rhodes, but very few of them all together, but it’s very nice to find this article in Girl Illustrated Vol.5 No.1 (1971) with them all. They have Marianne down as Viki Pascal, which I knew she modelled as, but Dinah as Linda Rome is a new name to me. Some great shots of the three and I even posted the original image of Ventia posing arms up on her own sent over by Terry here.

It’s always nice to find stuff by Terry, even better when it’s in Girl Illustrated and thanks to Beutelwolf over on VEF for the original scan.