Who needs the EU when you’ve got great British assets like Diane Grant on hand to help with things! A superb shot of UK model Diane Grant from an original set of 35mm black and white negatives sent over by Paul from Firebird Records. To be honest this was before we joined the EU in the 1960’s, but hell I’d handle her with care that’s for sure, especially with that figure and thick bush! More from this set to come as I have 2 more shots from this set and hopefully more from Paul anon 🙂
An interesting article from the pages of Mayfair Vol.2 No.1 (January 1964) about several well known models making a film for Mayfair. The models in question were Dawn Grayson, Geraldine (Gerry) Brown, Lee Southern, Diane (McNeil) Grant and Pauline Dickenson. All of which apart from Pauline are well known on this blog, especially my favourite in the pink tights, Dawn Grayson.
Now I’m not sure if a film was really made or this was just a set up for the article, but I do know Mayfair did make several super 8mm films later on featuring Syliva Bayo, Mandy Kuypers and Penny Mallett. So maybe they did make the film, but I’m sure I wouldn’t have missed such a film featuring Dawn and friends? Anyone know if it really exists?
A two for one with this shot featuring Annette Johnson and Diane Grant from an original 35mm black and white negative. I’d never seen this set before of the two together, but I get the impression they were taken in a studio for a group of photographers, either professional or more likely amateur. In most shots they are both looking in different directions, with Annette tending to look directly at the camera and Diane to be looking off to the side. So either Diane was camera shy or was facing another camera to the side?
A very distracting sight for the photographers as well with these two sat in front of you posing naked.
Diane Grant posing against a red background as the strips down to her white underwear and tan stockings, with a slight adjustment to the suspender! From a set of restored 35mm colour slides as best I could, but I do the the patterned white panties she’s wearing especially the second shot, which is more of a frontal view.
It’s amazing what you stumble across when researching a model for a totally different reason and then get side tracked! Three very upfront and revealing shots of Diane Grant who started life in glamour modelling in publications such as Spick, Span, Beautiful Britons and also modelled for Harrison Marks. Not quite what you would expect to see in those publications, but she obviously progressed as her career went on and opened up more (boom boom!).
These three diverse shots come from Naked Teenager in Color No.1 and I would suggest it was a magazine for the European market from the late 1960’s or early 70’s? Not only do we get to see Diane in various sheer outfits and sporting a very pink pair of crotchless panties, but we also see rather a lot of her pronounced labia in them! No censorship in these shots, hence the guess that they were for European consumption first! My favourite is the top shot where she’s lifting her sheer negligee to give us a full frontal flash, not that you wouldn’t see it all through that sheer material anyway!
Great seeing so much more of Diane, but aren’t crotchless panties with a stop sign on them a bit of an oxymoron?
This model has been driving me nuts for a while now, not knowing who she is, but now thanks to Jeff she’s been identified and I can relax! I have a couple of shots of her from Nature’s Intention Vol.1 No.2, such as this one and always wondered who she was. Thanks to Jeff and a link over to Vintage Fetish she’s been identified as actress and Spick & Span model Diane Grant. The odd thing is once I knew her name I found I had a whole set of colour negatives of her, which I will dig out and edit shortly.
It seems that we get to see a bit more of her in the Harrison Marks shots than when she appeared in the TOCO publications, which is no real surprise!
Thanks to Jeff and definitely go take a look over at Vintage Fetish, as I use it all the time to help identify models.