The Jimi Hendrix Album ‘Electric Ladyland’ is 50 years old this year and one of it’s controversial and banned covers back then featured a bevvy of naked beauties posing on a black background. Several years ago I got asked if I could identify any of the models and back then my knowledge was lacking, but now I’ve been asked again and on revisiting the cover I realize that I can now name several of the models and recognize several more.
Back then the cover photographer, David Montgomery, said he found the girls in The Speakeasy nightclub in London, which may be true. But I know those I’ve identified were also well known glamour models appearing in many of the magazines back then and worked for the likes of Harrison Marks and Russell Gay. I’ve numbered the models I can now identify and the list is below, plus a few I recognize and have images of but have no name.
The two blondes front left also look familiar, but can’t put a name to the lovely faces. Anyone recognize any other models?
One of the models named Reine Sutcliffe was interviewed in Melody Maker in 1968. “It makes us look like a load of old tarts. It’s rotten. Everyone looked great, but the picture made us look old and tired. We were trying to look too sexy, but it didn’t work out.”
Thanks to Les for contacting me and asking to look at it again 🙂
I have a huge collection of Jenny Lane negatives including several sets of 35mm black and white negatives. Most are similar to this shot with her posing in different outfits, most being underwear or fetish outfits, both leather and rubber! I don’t know what it is about Jenny, as she isn’t one of the most attractive models, but I just like shots of her and the different poses and shots she does. A very versatile model used by GHM and many others during the late 1960’s and she loved to pose in sheer panties showing of that bush below, so who am I to complain 🙂
Jenny Lane give us a flash of her left tit and sheer panties on the cover of Cloud No.10. The use of only one colour seems to work, although yellow seems to be quite a harsh colour to use, but it sure stands out and highlights Jenny on the cover.
Jenny Lane sat posing on the sofa for Harrison Marks at his flat and one of the better shots I’ve seen of Jenny by GHM. I’ve said before she’s not the most attractive of models facially to look at, especially the mole over her lip, which is slightly obscured in this shot. But in this shot she looks good, maybe it’s the make-up, pose or position, but I like it and a great view of her figure and pussy as she sits there.
Plenty more to come from my ever expanding collection of original Jenny shots, as she got about on the modelling scene back then, so plenty of content out there 🙂
Jenny Lane standing on tiptoes in the studio by Harrison Marks. Another shot of Jenny from a number of different shoots she did with GHM, this particular set being shot nude in the studio. A great shot of Jenny on tiptoes showing off her slender figure and great tits and pussy. I’ve said before she’s not the most attractive of models facially to look at, but there’s something about and was a popular model back in her day, appearing in numerous UkK Publications.
Jenny Lane posing in a rather nice sheer babydoll nighty from a newly acquired 35mm black and white negative. I didn’t instantly recognise the model as Jenny, as she has short hair in this shot and all the images I have seen, especially posing for Harrison Marks she has long straight dark hair. Which poses the question is this her real hair and is the long hair really a wig?
I think I actually prefer this shot of her with shorter hair, as it seems to suit her better. I loving the sheer babydoll showing us the outline of her white panties beneath and the shape of those nice round tits! Jenny wasn’t the most photogenic of models, especially with that mole over her lip, but she definitely looks good in this shot!
Jenny Lane posing on the Casbah set from Kamera No.88 (1968). A nice body, but not the most attractive of models to pose for GHM and an awful bit of retouching in this shot, especially as she had a nice lush pussy on show in some of the uncensored shots I have.