Ewhurst Uncovered – Part 2

Anyone that visits the pages of this blog regularly will know I’m fascinated with not only the images of GHM and others from the 1960’s, but also the background behind them.  One of my recurring themes has always been ‘Ewhurst Manor’, how it was used, but more specifically what the place looked like and the layout.

My original article about Ewhurst uncovered is here and looks at the location then and now, I followed that up with the Caper article and now I’ve found another in depth (well more images!) article!

This was published in Hi-Life magazine Vol.5 No.9 (August 1964) and included this Ann Austin article … here.

It reuses a lot of the imagery for the Caper article, but adds further insight into the layout, general frontage of the house and who used it.

Three great shots of Ewhurst and one of Mrs Clifford tending her garden and a view of the patio on the side of the main house.

A page of colour shots including Jayne Tracey and the photographers Ken Williams and she pops up again here, Doris Weems!  It looks like again most of this imagery was used in the caper magazine, but does show a few different shots of Doris shooting Jayne on the front doorstep and inside.

Angela Jones also makes an appearance in this article, again being photographed by Ken Williams at the cottage door and gardens, along with another unknown model.

Finally, more GHM making his film on the driveway and front lawn of Ewhurst, before tea is taken with a couple of models including Vivienne Warren.  The narrative on this part makes me laugh as it refers to GHM as the ‘Head cameraman of the crew’.  All the images for this article were taken by Ed Alexander, but he doesn’t actually appear as far as I can see.

So all in all another good article about Ewhurst, with some new views of the house I’ve not seen before and better quality images of Doris Weems.  All of which adds more information around Ewhurst, it’s layout and how it was used.

The more I read and find out about Ewhurst, the more I wish the place still stood as I’d be there like a shot to have a look round!

So, any more articles about Ewhurst out there?  Do let me know if any more exist and I’m a member of the Ewhurst group on Yahoo, so know what’s on there 🙂

The full sized scans of the documents can be found … here

Enjoy!

Wonder

Mary Deighan

A beautifully restored image of Mary Deighan, probably part of the collection that appeared in the 96 page pocket book ‘Kamera Backstage’ in 1959.



Note: This original image has been carefully edited and restored where required and a lot of effort has gone into this.  Please feel free to share, but kindly link back to this original if sharing elsewhere, Many Thanks! – Wonder

Kamera Calendar – 1967 (Jan – June)

Another fabulous find, this time the first six months of the 1967 Harrison Marks/Kamera calendar all in high resolution.  If you thought the works of Harrison Marks especially Kamera were hard to find in good condition, then the calendars are like finding rocking horse shit, excuse the phrase! I think this is another first as I don’t recall seeing a copy of this particular year’s calendar online anywhere.

Thanks must go to Simon for scanning the original from his collection and sending them to me to work my magic. So without further ado …

January – Annette Johnson (Dark Wig)

February – Suzi Khan (Sue Owen)

March – Marie Claire

April – Vera Novak

May – Jutka Goz


June – Cleo Simmons

My favourite must be Vera Novak on the well used Egyptian set with her distinctive make-up. Cleo looks to be in the hall of Ewhurst, as potentially could Jutka in the bedroom. Marie Claire is another of those models that was initially hard to identify as was not a commonly used by GHM.


Thankfully Simon has already sent the last 6 months of 1967, so I just need to wave my magic editing wand before I publish them. So as they say for any great two parter … To Be Continued! 


Note: All images, original or otherwise have been carefully edited and restored where required and a lot of effort has gone into this. Please feel free to share, but kindly link back to these originals if sharing elsewhere, Many Thanks! – Wonder

Kamera Calendar – 1967 (July – Dec)

Part two of the 1967 Harrison Marks/Kamera calendar all in high resolution.

July – Sandra Cassano

August – Teri Martine

September – Hazel Taylor (Ann Dixon)

October – Hyldagarde

November – Beryl Gilchrist

December – Margaret Nolan

My favourite must be Hyldagarde and her fabulous buxom bosom and for some reason Beryl Gilchrist in the hay 😉


Thanks to Simon for sending all of these wonderful scans for me to share.
Note: All images, original or otherwise have been carefully edited and restored where required and a lot of effort has gone into this. Please feel free to share, but kindly link back to these originals if sharing elsewhere, Many Thanks! – Wonder

Annette Johnson – She Walks in Beauty

Four shots of Annette Johnson from She Walks in Beauty, with at least two or three of the shots located at Ewhurst within the grounds.  Not quite sure what’s going on with the shot by the window and the bowl of fruit in the front of the shot!

Big Hair, Nice Bush, But Who Is She?

I’ve seen this model in other GHM publications before, but as of yet I’ve not been unable to identify this model with the big hair and big bush!  For reference this shot comes from the GHM publication Nature’s Intention Vol.1 No.1 ‘A Series of Natural Art Studies’  It was a 64 page medium format (8″ x 10″,  200mm x 250mm) magazine published around 1969 by Roydock books Ltd if that helps?  She also appeared in single shots through-out Kamera at the same time and in Magnificent Models No.2 by Nostalgia Publications.  Two more smaller shots below.


I’ve also created an ‘Unknown Models‘ page to list all of the unknown models I come across, so that you can hopefully help me identify these mysterious beauties?  There is also a link to the page on the right hand side under Models.