The sexy and very busty Hyldagarde (Hilde Beck) from a restored 35mm colour slide sent over by Kevin. This slide comes from the later Harrison Marks slide sets produced later in the 1960’s and this particular slide comes from set No.41 of Hyldagarde on the Egyptian set.
Which brings me on to the subject of GHM’s colour slides (and others) and if they are worth buying? Slide sets of his models pop up on eBay all the time and range anywhere from anything up to £100 per set, depending on the size of the set and model in question. But nearly all of them when you look at the images are completely red or a faded magenta colour as they have over the years lost their original colouring. Yes, the models are clear and we mustn’t forget that these sets are over 50 years old, but would you really pay £100 for a set of faded red slides? I suppose it also depends on what you want them for, to complete a collection, then in that case it may well be worth it, but anything other than that seems to me to be a waste of money!
Please, this is just my own honest opinion from my view of the world and yes in the past I have paid over the odds for slide sets because they were June Palmer or some other model I liked regardless of the redness to the slides. I buy them to scan for this site and try and restore them, but nearly always they are so red there is little chance of recovering the colour, other than converting the images to black and white. There are exceptions, as some slide sets seem to have survived better over the years than others and Hyldagarde above is a fair example of some colour remaining. It also seems that the colour in GHM’s original Pamar slide sets seem to survive much better than his later sets, maybe better quality production back in the late 1950’s?
Regardless of this fact, faded or red if they are Harrison Marks slides they continue to sell whatever condition. Finally, would I pay £100 for a set of non faded, non red Harrison Marks slides in good condition? Probably as it is Harrison Marks 🙂
Diane James another model I’ve missed off this blog until now by Harrison Marks on the Egyptian set. All photographs of Diane James by GHM were published in Kamera No.73, No.79 & No.85 and were from one shoot on the Egyptian Set, originally built for a four part series of GHM glamour films called ‘Favourites of the Pharaohs’ in which Diane stars as the dancer in Episode 2, ‘The Dance’. Diane did various other work in the UK and I have several other original negatives of her posing in the studio by other photographers, both professional and amateur. Other than that there seems to be very little in the way of published magazine articles featuring Diane, unless of course she went by another name?
This particular shot is direct from the negative, but the printed version appeared in Kamera No.73 P46 (1966), which also includes another 5 very nice shots of her posing on the Egyptian set.
This long blonde haired beauty is another unknown model used by Harrison Marks in several of his shoots, but as of yet I have no name for her, but did post this shot of her in the past under Unknown Model No.13.
She seems to have posed for GHM in his flat in several rooms, plus the cottage kitchen set and as in this shot on the Egyptian set. Looking at this shot and similar I would say they were stills from the GHM film ‘The Nine Ages of Nakedness’, as she appears in the background of several scene’s including “The Egyptians” and “The Future”.
Regardless of having no name she has a stunning figure on her and you get a side view of her thick lush mound and a bit more! Thanks to Ray for yet another stunning original shot from his Harrison Marks collection.
Hyldagarde otherwise known as Hilde Beck adoring the cover of Kamera No.75 (1966).
Hilde was recruited for the role of a slave girl in the Harrison Marks glamour film ‘Favourites of the Pharaohs Episode 3 – The Slave Market’. She featured on the above cover of Kamera No.75 and ten other pages of stills taken on the Egyptian Set. A second shoot of Hilde followed, this time at GHMs’ London flat and seven photos from this shoot are reproduced in Kamera No.78. She also appears in the 1967 Kamera Calendar along with two 35mm Colour Slide Sets No.41 and No.42.
A great rear view shot of a new Harrison Marks model to me, Li Wing (I think!) on the Egyptian set. Li also appeared in the 1969 GHM film ‘Nine Ages of Nakedness’ both in story 2 “The Egyptian Age” and posing as a muse in Story 7 “The Poet”. I must get a copy of that film as I don’t have it in my collection yet, unless anyone has a decent copy?
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