Two shots of the gorgeous April Dawson from the pages of Girl Illustrated Vol.3 No.35 (1969) showing off her slender figure. Interestingly if you believe the little introduction she’s originally from Southend on Sea, married and devotes her time to dog breeding when she’s not modelling nude for the likes of Harrison Marks and others. The pink hair clip in the colour shot also appears in the 4 colour slides I have of her here, but with different earrings.
I’ve posted several individual shots of the three models Marianne Morris, Venetia Day and Dinah Challen by Terry Sparks on Rhodes, but very few of them all together, but it’s very nice to find this article in Girl Illustrated Vol.5 No.1 (1971) with them all. They have Marianne down as Viki Pascal, which I knew she modelled as, but Dinah as Linda Rome is a new name to me. Some great shots of the three and I even posted the original image of Ventia posing arms up on her own sent over by Terry here.
It’s always nice to find stuff by Terry, even better when it’s in Girl Illustrated and thanks to Beutelwolf over on VEF for the original scan.
A combination of two of my favourites, UK model Tracy Reeves and Girl Illustrated. Tracy appeared within the pages of GI several times, the first being Vol.2 No.22 when she was apparently only 19! A stunning figure, but she seemed a little goofy at times especially when she posed in a short blonde wig! She also posed with other familiar models of the time such as Angela Duncan and Gerry Brown.
Helga Berkmann on the cover of Girl Illustrated Vol.3 No.26 (1969), with a different shot from this set also appearing in GI Vol.4 No.39 (1970). Normally I’d have passed this by without a second glance, but she also posed for Harrison Marks and was on my list of unknown Models. I posted this original shot of her back in 2015 from my negative collection and have several others of her as well.
Like many models back then she appeared in numerous publications such as Escort, Fiesta, Carnival, GI and more and all with various alterations to her name. The main name that appears seems to be Helga Berk/Berkmann, but she also appeared as Helga Nolan and Mara Osterman in Mayfair. The shots by GHM and in GI have her wearing a short wig, but it seems her actual hair is slightly longer and blonde.
Another unknown model named and off the list 🙂
Cheryl Peters on the cover of Girl Illustrated Vol.3 No.27 (1969) posing in a very nice sheer black negligee. Girl Illustrated must be one of my favourite vintage magazines outside of Harrison Marks publications. The size and quality of the publication was exceptional, which shows today as copies still look good and go for high prices when up for sale. They were also full some of my favourite 1960’s/70’s models including many that posed for GHM.
A black and white shot of Ava Cadell from Girl Illustrated Vol.6 No.41 (1974). Although not named in the magazine as Ava, she is instantly recognisable in this shot of her in the bath, making sure she’s a good girl and keeping everything clean!
I love Girl Illustrated it’s one of my favourite larger format vintage magazine and loads of models posed for it. Many not using their known names and wearing wigs or other attire to hide their identity for some reason. But every now and then you come across a little gem like this one of Ava.