Crushing corsets it’s June Russell on the cover of the Harrison Marks publication Femme. The first issue of Femme appeared in the summer of 1958 It had a Harrison Marks’ photograph of June Russell on the cover but it featured photographs ‘from Britain, America and the Continent’ of nude and semi-nude female models by other photographers as well as GHM himself. The 1958 edition had no issue number and may have been a one-off, but another issue appeared some time later. From this issue ‘Femme’ reverted to the tried and tested 7″x 5″ pocketbook size and appeared as The New Femme No.1.
Stunning shot of June Russell in white corset, pink frilly knickers and fishnets and the floral wallpaper makes an appearance in many of GHM’s early shots.
Maureen Frawley from a restored 10 x 8 silver gelatin photo sent over by Scott. To say that corset is squeezing things in a bit would be an understatement and I could never see the appeal of such a device that constricts things so much! Yes, they have a certain sexy appeal to them visually, but they must have been so uncomfortable to wear and all to have a slim waist! If you’ve got it, flaunt it I say as there’s nothing wrong with a few curves!
I’d never seen many shots of Maureen until this one and then it reminded me I’d seen her in this outfit before. Racking my brains I realised it was as part of the trio model index cards I published a while back and that she appears there under the name Ashley Deane with the vital statistics of 37-23-37 and 5′ 5″ tall.
A beautiful shot of Ann Walker laying on the bed highlighted by the light from a window. Sometimes it’s not always about the nudity (OK, most of the time it is!) rather than the tease or anticipation of what is to come. This is one of those shots that falls into that category, where we see Ann’s bosom and cleavage straining in her bra, almost ready to burst free. You can just imagine it and what is to come!
A fabulously sexy shot of Vera Day posing backstage in black corset, panties and stockings by Harrison Marks. A number of shots from this shoot appeared in the hardback book ‘Vera’ but this shot from an original negative of Vera never actually made it into the book, I wonder why? A simply stunning and very sexy shot of Vera without really revealing anything 🙂
Note: This image is from an original negative and subject to this copyright notice.