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 🙂
Cindy Neal by Harrison Marks from a scan of an original uncensored negative. A great shot showing off Cindy’s figure and fading tan lines, along with a very fine growth, stubbly look to her pussy. Obviously growing it back after a summer of sun 🙂
A rear view of Cindy Neal looking very delicious on the cottage kitchen set in stockings and suspenders. Several shots of Cindy from this set appeared in Kamera No.88 (1968), but this shot doesn’t seem to be one of them. A rather nice rear shot of Cindy and that dimpled bottom highlighted by the black suspenders belt, but the big polka dot bow seems a little over the top!
Cindy Neal kneeling on an old pouffe as she poses for Harrison Marks on the Arabian set. Cindy has a very healthy look to her with those little white tan lines, that highlight those round pert tits and the very tidy little pussy on show, that would have needed little retouching for publication 🙂 Thanks as always to Kevin for the scan of this original GHM negative featuring Cindy.
Cindy Neal looking truly scrumptious in the kitchen in stockings, suspenders, low cut bra and apron covering the best bits, from Kamera No.88 P4 (1968). Add in the big bow on her head and the fact she’s got a box of Australian sultana’s on the table, she obviously cooking up something and looking delicious in the kitchen!
Cindy Neal posing on the Kitchen set from Kamera No.88 P3 (1968) and looking very nice too! As the title says not your average Cindy doll, although if anyone has ever seen a Cindy the nether regions look very similar to the retouched version of this shot 🙂
Sometimes when you see an image you just have to post it and this is one of those shots! This wonderfully posed shot of Cindy Neal popped into my inbox last night from Terry and I love it and the little story attached, which will make the title of this post clearer 🙂
One of Terry’s original transparencies, he worked with Cindy several times and also used her flat as a location. It was situated off Regents Park and decorated in a slightly Eastern style, which was useful as it was just up the road from Terry’s studio in Great Portland Street. Another bit of useless information, her real name was Margo, but Terry never did find out about her surname.
So there you go Cindy was a Margo, which makes me laugh as I always associate the name Margo with Penelope Keith from the TV series ‘The Good Life’, hence the subtle title to the post! Enjoy the shot of Cindy/Margo and thanks Terry for a fantastic little shot.
Cindy Neal and although I don’t know if she was sinful she sure looks like she could have been! A great shot of her from an original medium format negative sent through by Kevin 🙂 Nice wood panelling!