It must be my week for nice surprises, as I was contacted last night by none other than the fabulous Jean Sporle, who came across my site and contacted me. Jean is now 83 and blessed with good health and still going strong, which is fantastic to hear and still does the odd bit of fashion modeling, Wow!
Jean like myself is also keen on knowing if some of the great models back then are still around, hence looking through the site. I’ve passed on the models I know are still around and it’s great to hear that Jean is going strong and loving the times she had back with Harrison Marks and Pamela Green.
Above is a stunning shot of Jean reclining nude on a sofa and highlighted by the natural light from a window above. This is from a restored Pamar slide and taken back in the late 50’s by Harrison Marks at his flat he shared with Pam in Hampstead. A stunning shot of a fabulous lady and so glad she made contact 🙂
I thought I’d end the week on one of my guilty pleasures in the form of the fabulous Dawn Grayson from a set of 35mm colour slides in my collection from Firebird Records. As you can see the set features Dawn posing nude in the studio with sheer netting as a background. I have at least 3 more slides available from this set with those I’ve published so far here.
Finally, things are going to get quiet on the site for a few weeks, as I’ve been called up to do Jury Service for 2 weeks starting next week. Posts will stop for a while as I’ll be away, but I’ll still check in on comments and emails as I’m sure i’ll have plenty of time on my hands if I don’t get picked 🙂
Until I return enjoy Dawn!
Tina Graham (Christine Carter) by Harrison Marks on the bedroom set and featured in Nouvelle Serie De Revue magazine. A beautiful smooth uncensored view that only got seen in the continental magazines such as this. The second shot is from the same series but an original shot of Christine directly from a scanned Pamar colour 35mm colour slide send over by Kevin, but as you can see the colours in both are nearly the same after I’ve restored them 🙂
The beautiful Jane Matthews taken by Harrison Marks in the studio from a restored 35mm Pamar colour slide. I have several black and white medium format negatives of Jane by GHM from the same shoot, but this is the only colour version so far. A great shadowy shot of Jane and love the prints of Lorraine Burnett and the cat in the background 🙂
Things are definitely warming up on more than one front here, so it seems appropriate to try and keep cool with this fabulous shot of June Simpson posing in a red paddling pool! This is the 3rd shot of 4 that comes from an Esquire colour slide set of 8 slides and was set No.48 featuring two models in two settings. There were four shots were of June Simpson in a garden setting, of which I’ve now published 3 here.
The garden although I’ve not mentioned it before is actually at Ewhurst and it’s the front lawn with the drive just in view. Just as well it was a secluded front garden away from the road, otherwise what a view you would have had walking past!
What a fabulous view of June keeping cool and it makes you want to just jump in and join her for more than one reason!
Dawn Grayson from a set of 6 restored original 35mm colour slides posing topless in a pair of blue denim jeans from Firebird Records. As you can see the set features Dawn posing in the studio with sheer netting as a background posing topless in jeans but eventually stripping off and posing in various positions nude. I have at least 3 more slides available from this set with those I’ve published so far here. I also have another set of 6 slides of Dawn on the same set, but totally nude 🙂
Maria Hale and Jean Spaul (Sporle) from a scan of an original colour Pamar 35mm colour slide. It features Jean and Maria on stage and was probably taken around 1959 at the same time as the other images that appear in the publication Kamera Backstage, as both of the models featured in that magazine on stage.
I finally have the fourth slide from the Esquire 35mm colour slide set No.48 featuring June Simpson posing nude in a red paddling pool! I’ve restored the colour on all four now and you can see scans of the original slides before restoration below. I’ve also included the original advert for the set that was featured in a catalogue for Esquire slide sets. As you will see these were part of a set of 8, but don’t think the other 4 slides were of June, but I may be wrong? All of the the images of June in the red paddling pool I’ve posted so far can be found here.
Note: This image is from an original negative and subject to this copyright notice.