Light & Shade Magazine Covers (1950’s)

A set of covers from the publication ‘Light & Shade’ from the late 1950’s. I have a set of 15 covers from No.1 to No.15, but have no idea if that is a full set? These were produced by Russell Gay and published by Dalrow Publication Ltd. Pennine Publications, Bolton. A very similar set of magazines in the same style, including Tr-coloured covers was published under the title ‘Line & Form’, but by Eva Grant (I also have a set of these to edit and post).

I love the covers of this magazine especially the use of one primary colour per cover. and I think my favourites are No.8, No.9 (June Simpson) and No.12. Thanks must go to Paul from Firebird Records for all of these magazines and covers, a superb collection!

Brenda Graham – Housework in Hot Pants!


Brenda Graham from Sprite No.3 making a cuppa and doing a spot of housework in a very nice pair of tight white shorts and not a lot else! I’m not sure health and safety would be happy about her doing the ironing topless, but it sure looks good from here! I’ve also included the cover of the magazine as I liked it and god knows what drink the model was making, but the bottle in her hand is Cinzano and definitely the best way to dress for cocktails ūüôā

The Fine Form of Lorraine Burnett (1960’s)

Lorraine Burnett in long blonde wig on 3 separate covers of Line and Form during the early 1960’s. The publishers of this magazine defiantly got their moneys worth from Lorraine as she appeared on the cover of three consecutive editions of Line and Form with No.20 (Yellow), No.21 (Orange) and No.22 (Blue).

Lorraine¬†also appeared multiple times within the pages of these editions plus as well as others, so obviously a favourite. These are fabulous shots of Lorraine’s curvy figure on the¬†covers and the use of light and shade to highlight her magnificent bust! I think my favourite is the blue cover ūüôā

A Pouting Rita From √Čtudes Moderne (1950’s)

Rita Landre (Pamela Green) pouting as she poses for the camera of Harrison Marks. Taken from the magazine¬†√Čtudes Moderne P31 (1950’s) by Marks and featuring plenty of early Pam as herself and Rita.

Thanks to Firebird Records for a copy of this fantastic early Harrison Marks publication

Gina by Rosalinda

The cover of Gina by Rosalinda which was a small format magazine full of images featuring ‘Gina’ or as we know her Ann Austin! I’ve seen other magazines ‘by Rosalinda’ and had always assumed incorrectly that this was the name of the publisher or such. It actually turns out that Rosalinda is a female photographer and this magazine actually features a part mirror selfie of Rosalinda and Ann. Well there you go another thing I didn’t know!