A beautiful shot of ebony model Agnes Grieves taken by Terry Sparks. Not a model I was aware of until coming across this set of contact sheets of her by Terry, but she does remind me of another ebony model that also posed for Terry, Sylvia Bayo.
I have 9 contact sheets featuring Agnes by Terry with over 140 images of her posing in various locations around a house including bedroom, living room and some full nude shots in the bath. I have no idea where these were taken but Terry has commented that they were taken on 21st September 1971.
As an aside I recently acquired a further 8 sets of contact sheets of other models taken by Terry Sparks, so more new models to come including some fantastic sets of Terry Graham and Franni Leigh 🙂
Paula Ellis posing in the sauna by Harrison Marks and from a scan of the original negative. Paula only seems to have posed for one set of photo’s by Harrison Marks and all were on the sauna set, or it could have possibly been a real sauna, but I’m not sure? Several images of Paula were published in New Kamera No.1 (1969) and all were black and white, although I do have several colour negatives of her from the same set.
GHM had very few coloured models in his early publications, unless you count the likes of Thelma or Merle Henry and a few other models that had a Latin look to them, but not many that I would class as ebony/black? It seems he decided to rectify that in New Kamera, as we have both Paula Ellis and Virginia Jones in the same edition and fabulous they both are! Paula had a great figure with big full tits and a thick dark bush, but unfortunately she also had a very bad scar down her stomach and across her tummy button, hence the well place hand or arms across her stomach in some of her shots.
I’m having a bit of a black day in the literal sense, so a few more shots of Sylvia Bayo are in order. This time three more pages from Nylon Flash No.19, with the full magazine including a full 48 pages of Sylvia and friend stripping out of their underwear. The contrast of Sylvia in white panties against the other model in black panties works perfectly. The opposing underwear colours and skin tones highlight the assets of each other throughout and here they can be seen checking out each others tits and figures, but know which I prefer. Shame the magazine doesn’t go further than a topless strip with a flash of bum, as I’d love to have seen them comparing other parts together too 😉
I love Sylvia Bayo and try and collect anything I can find on her during her career, but finding good quality content of her is very restricted. Finding the films and video clips she appeared in seems to be even harder to locate, but I do have a few clips of her and this is one of them.
This short clip of Sylvia shows a brief but memorable appearance in the 1974 film ‘On The Game’, which was a comic look at the history of prostitution. You get to see a great view of Sylvia’s tits and prominent nipples, but unfortunately not a lot else. You also get to hear what Sylvia sounded like in this small speaking part, which is always good, as we tend to focus on the visual side of the models rather than what they sound like. Interestingly, this is the second clip I have published from ‘On The Game’, as June Palmer also made an appearance in the same film, which I published here. So two of my favourite models make brief but memorable cameos in the same film and both strip off for us, but in a way we only see topless views!
Finally, if anyone has any of Sylvia’s films in good quality I’d love a copy? I have one of her appearing with Bernard Manning and stripping from ‘The Great British Striptease Festival’, but that is it! I’d love a copy of the Mayfair loops she appeared in, including ‘Girl Friday’ or ‘Darkroom Girl’?
Sylvia Bayo on the cover of the ‘Super Blackbird Special’ Exotic No.7 published by Pennine Magazines and distributed by David Gold. I’m a big fan of Sylvia as regulars know and been after a copy of this magazine for a while, so a big thanks to Ray for sending me a copy. And the magazine doesn’t disappoint with over 30 images of the lovely Sylvia stripping down to just her white panties and stockings, although she could have gone a bit further if I’m honest!
A bit politically incorrect today by giving it a sub-heading ‘Blackbird Special’, but hey that is what she is a very special black bird or ebony babe, which ever you wish to use. There are also 6 images of Gerry Brown and one of Sue Bond at the end, so a mixture of black and white in the end 🙂