As I posted here I’ve recently purchased two 400ft reels of Harrison Marks 8mm Cine Films featuring 4 different films, two on each reel. Well I’ve now had them all digitally converted and no longer need the actual cine reels, so I’ve decided to sell them over on eBay. The reels for sale are:
Reel 1 – The Casting Couch & Cous-Cous on sale here.
Reel 2 – Maid to Satisfy & Amorous Masseur on sale here.
I’ve included some screen captures from 3 of the films below including several that may not have been appropriate for eBay! I’ve not included the Amorous Masseur as I’ve already posted a full version of that film here, although my new copy is much better quality than that one.
They are for sale until next weekend and if anyone from the site bids and wins please do let me know 🙂
The Casting Couch
Maid to Satisfy
I mentioned a few weeks back that Colin from Cine Films 2 DVD was sending some glamour films from GHM and I posted the Rusty Gaynor film that he converted and sent. Well since then I’ve decided to expand my collection and start buying and collecting a few 8mm and 16mm glamour films by Harrison Marks and others.
My first experiment in this was I came across a couple of 400ft 8mm films on eBay featuring 4 GHM films. The first reel featured Maid to Satisfy and Amorous Masseur, the second reel included The Casting Couch and Cous-Cous. The second reel of film jumped out at me because it features two films with two of my favourite models, Angela Duncan in The Casting Couch and obviously Sylvia Bayo in Cous-Cous. So I took a risk and bid on the films and won them and they quickly turned up and to my untrained eye looked to be OK, but you never can tell with old 8mm films as to what the quality is like or even if they are the actual films!
So now it was time to use Colin and his service to convert the films to digital, so off they were sent last week and I awaited in anticipation. Well the files arrived in my inbox yesterday and thankfully they were the films advertised and they were complete, phew! As to the conversion, well I’m happy with the files considering I’ve not seen digital versions of these available anywhere else. For old films over 50 years old they were dirty and did have marks and lines appearing during the conversion, but to be honest the quality of the films is still very good and at a good size conversion rate, allowing me to make smaller versions for online.
So now I have a digital copies of Maid to Satisfy, Amorous Masseur, The Casting Couch and Cous-Cous 🙂 I still need to convert them for the site, but looking through the films I do love Cous-Cous and captured a few screen shots directly from the file to tease you with. It of course features Sylvia Bayo, but also includes Tara Lynn, Sue Roberts, Jenny Lane (short hair) and Virginia Jones. So look out as Cous-Cous is coming!
Finally a big thank you to Colin for the conversions and I would highly recommend his service if you need your own cine films converting. Now I just need to decide what to do with the original films as I no longer need them with digital copies, maybe resell them to fund some more film purchases!
An original still of the stunning Virginia Jones on the set of the 1970 Harrison Marks glamour film Cous Cous. This particular shot gives a great side full length view of her perfect body highlighted by the gold chain around her waist and necklaces around her neck. Not a very politically correct film now, not that many of GHM’s films ever were!
I’m running short on new Sylvia Bayo content, in fact other than this shot and scans of her in Nylon Flash No.19 that’s pretty much it! To say new images or content of Sylvia are scarce would be an understatement. When it does appear the prices are mad! Recently a 10 by 8 original print went up for sale at £125, well beyond my budget for a single print!
But it’s not all doom and gloom, as recently member Soundtrack68 posted that he had a copy of the Mayfair, `The Mayfair Girls` series 8mm film ‘Girl Friday’ featuring Sylvia! I obviously grovelled and asked for a copy, which Soundtrack agreed and it’s in the post, so more Sylvia to come and a film 🙂
A big thank you to Soundtrack for sending this film over, although he does say the film isn’t of high quality, but we will wait and see and anything is better than nothing I say and as soon as I get it I’ll get it up on t he site for you all! Can’t wait! Also if anyone else has Sylvia content do let me know 🙂
An original still of the stunning Sylvia Bayo (Lucienne Camille) on the set of the 1970 Harrison Marks glamour film Cous Cous. This particular shot gives a great full length view of her perfect body highlighted by the gold chain around her waist. Not a very politically correct film now, not that many of GHM’s films ever were, but this involved lots of naked women from different colours as slaves in a harem wearing nothing more than chains and being whipped by an evil Sheik. Mind you I was never one for being very PC on this site, especially when it comes to Sylvia and what’s not to enjoy 🙂
Continuing the fruity theme with another shot by Harrison Marks from the late 1960’s of an unknown model offering up more than just some grapes! On the Harem set used in the glamour film Cous Cous this long haired beauty poses with a bunch of grapes whilst showing off plenty of other lush goodies! Another unknown model to me, so I don’t know if she just appeared in a GHM glamour film that this is a still from or other later publications? Anyone able to ID her, if not I’ll add her to the unknown model listing 🙂
Update: Thanks to member MadMax who has identified the model as Tara Lynn who starred with Sylvia Bayo in Cous Cous and also pointed me to this reference about her and the film on the Mary Millington blog here. The article is more about Harrison Marks and his glamour films rather than just Cous Cous so an interesting read anyway.
I originally posted a cropped version of this image I found here, but I now own the negative, so rather than replace it I thought I’d just post a high definition version as well. There’s no comparison really between the two as you get so much more detail and clarity of Sylvia in this shot than the other, and that can’t be a bad thing! A wider crop of Sylvia in Harrison Marks 1970 Maximus International film ‘Cous-Cous’, where she starred as a slave in a harem.
Again, Sylvia posed for Terry Sparks, but he knew her under her real name Lucienne Camille, which she also used to model under. So many modelling names, why couldn’t they just have stuck to one, but then even if the name changes the body certainly doesn’t!
Note: This image is scanned from an original negative and subject to this copyright notice
A still of Sylvia Bayo on the set of the Harrison Marks 1970 Maximus International film ‘Cous-Cous’, where she starred as a slave in a harem. This shot shows her laying amongst the pillows showing off her own perfect pair! I also have another original negative shot of her taken on the ‘Cous-Cous’ set showing her full body, but more of that later 🙂