From the series ‘The Undressing Room’, 1968 © John Goldblatt
An interesting shot from Roop that was originally posted to the forum, but worthy of a share here. A backroom shot of models relaxing in a dressing room of Soho perhaps? The model in the foreground reading the paper is none other than GHM model Hilde Beck and Roop suggests that the partial smoking model may be Monique Deveraux due to the hairstyle? He may well be right, but difficult to tell from what we can see.
I love it when these informal shots surface of life back then as a model, not all glamour I would think and plenty of sitting around and waiting for the next shoot or performance. Thanks to Roop for finding this little gem and sharing it 🙂
Hilde Beck (Hyldagarde) on the Egyptian (Pharaohs) Set by Harrison Marks and comes from the very extensive collection of original negatives from Kevin. This shot has Hilde kneeling on a stone block in a very passive pose, but looking equally as gorgeous and giving us a full uncensored view of those ample tits and pussy!
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 🙂
Hilde Beck from a double page spread in tri-colour from Parade No.1386. A fabulous figure of a girl and has a string vest ever looked so good on someone as Hilde, she’s definitely no pudding although I’d have for dessert 🙂
Something to take us into the long Bank Holiday weekend. An Original 1960’s 6 by 4 Print by Russell Gay of the very ample assets of Hilde Beck. I just love this print and Hilde has a great look to her including the animal print panties and suspender belt and an even better pair of tits!
On the back of this print was the stamp for Russell Gay Studio’s in Great Portland Street, London and that’s it. No details of if this shot ever went on to be published anywhere, but it seems too good not to have been printed!
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.
Hildagarde (Hilde Beck) posing for Harrison Marks in the bedroom from an original medium format negative scan sent over by Kevin. It’s a strange old world we live in today, but one thing that doesn’t change is the pleasure of seeing a vintage naked woman with a fantastic arse and nice big boobs like Hilde! Such a magnificent figure to enjoy today and taken by GHM in a bedroom in his flat. This actual image went on to appear on the final page P48 of Kamera No.78 (1966)
Hilde Beck or Hyldagarde as she was named when she posed for Harrison Marks leeting her hair down from the pages of Carnival magazine, date unknown. There seem to be very few images of Hilde in colour apart from the odd magazine appearance, in fact the only real sets of her are in black and white by Harrison Marks taken on the Pharaohs set or a bedroom shoot with her on the bed. Surely there must be more colour shots of this busty beauty out there?