The elegant Barbara Peckinpaugh taken by US photographer Edmund Leja in 1980 from a set of original contact sheets. Barbara only worked as a model for a short period of time from 1980 until 1986 under various names and seems to have mostly done glamour or softcore work apart from two hardcore movies. Sadly no longer with us, as It’s reported that after her short career in modelling she committed suicide. In nearly all her photo’s she’s blonde, but this shot was at the beginning of her short career, so obviously her natural colour.
Edmund Leja (1919-2002) was based in West Hollywood at the heart of the early Southern California nude photography industry. He was also friends with Andre de Dienes and both shared several model contacts including Diane Webber, Collette Berne (Playboy cover model, July 1960), as well as Sue Snow and Tammy Saunders. Leja discovered and photographed three Playmates for Playboy magazine Teddi Smith, Miss July 1960, Donna Michelle, Miss December 1963 (and 1964’s Playmate of the Year), and Lori Winston, Miss June 1964.
Edmund Leja photographed over 200 models between the 1940s and the early 1980s and until I came across these shots of Barbara I assumed he only shot glamour shots similar to those published in Playboy. Apparently not as there are several shots of Barbara showing off a lot more (as members can see), but at least the collars and cuffs match showing she was a natural brunette 🙂
Another original shot of Sylvia Luck (McFarland) from my collection of over 350 images of her, but this time a slightly different view! We are normally used to seeing the front views of Sylvia and her massive chest and obvious other delights, but this is one of the few shots I have of her from behind! It’s always good to get a different perspective of models and you certainly do with this shot and despite Sylvia’s obvious assets doesn’t she have a small bum? I’m not sure if it’s due to her small waist and bum, or the fact that she was very hairy down below, but in this shot she seems to have a very large and prominent pubic mound on show from behind or maybe it’s just the position 😉 Whatever the reason it’s certainly not your usual view of Sylvia McFarland!
Time for another new model from the Terry Sparks archive in the form of Colleen White. Taken by Terry in April of 1973 it shows off the fine figure of Colleen sat draped in a long beaded necklace. Another model that favoured a wig when modelling, but it doesn’t really detract from the rest of her face and superb figure. Also another model that prefered the very natural unkempt look down below with a full thick pussy highlighted by the white tan line caused by her bikini bottom, although it looks like it just about covered that big bush 😉
The stunning La Donna Cole posing on the edge of a bed in white by Howard Roark. This is a fantastic set of photos of Donna in long white gloves, basque and stockings and that’s before we even get to those massive tits! La Donna is your typical curvy, very big busted model from the 1970’s that had lots on offer in every department, including down below, which she shows off to the full in other shots. In fact she seems to open up to the camera in more than one way more than other models that posed for Howard Roark, but more of that in later posts.
I love the lighting in this shot as it filters through her hair and bounces off those big pendulous tits. Delicious shot!