Candid Shot of June Palmer on Holiday

Good Morning! A teaser to start the posts today …

A Beautiful candid shot of June Palmer on holiday (Early 1960’s?)  Your starter for 10, can anyone identify the location?  It looks like some kind of port in the background, but where, Corsica as she was known to holiday there?  No prizes for guessing just the kudos!



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June Palmer’s Last Professionally Posed Picture (Original)

I must have thousands of June Palmer photo’s, mostly from the 1950’s, 60’s and 1970’s, from early Spick & Span shots to Harrison Marks and then Arthur Howell.  If I thought about it really and had the time I should have done a site dedicated just to June! Anyway, what are not so common are shots of June later in her career in the 1980’s before she gave up modelling.  Thankfully there are some around and below is one such little gem!

The Last Professionally Posed Picture of June Palmer.

This was the last image on the last film shot on 23rd November, 1987 at a studio in Chelmsford at about 1 pm.  How do I know this? Well it was taken by John W, who has supplied original June content for this site in the past and he actually took the shot himself!


John started photographing June at Arthur Howell’s Strobe Studios in south London, which were advertised in the Amateur Photographer. These were group sessions, which cost £5 at the time. He also hired June for private sessions, which cost £40 for 2 hours, and continued to hire her at various times after Strobe closed, sometimes at Arthur’s house and sometimes at a studio in Chelmsford.
John took the last shot above in Chelmsford and afterwards June told him she was going on holiday to the Bahamas and said she would look forward to showing him her all-over tan when she got back.  She later wrote to him and said she was getting married again and was giving up modelling.
So the above became the last professionally shot photo of June Palmer … Wow!

I can’t thank John enough for sharing this shot with me, along with his own person insight into his professional relationship with June Palmer.  As a big JP fan finding things like this are very exciting and even more so to know the background behind it.



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June Palmer in 3D!

Back from my holiday and starting off with something a bit different!  Go grab your old red/cyan 3D glasses (If you can still find them!) and behold the magnificence of June Palmer in glorious 3D!
This was kindly provided by John W, who had the pleasure of actually taking these photo’s of June himself in one of the many sessions he attended at Strobe Studios during the 1980’s.  The image works very well in 3D, as I found some 3D glasses and all I’ve done is clean up the image.




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Another Joanna Kent 120 Original


Time For Holidays, So I Leave You With Another Joanna Kent Shot (June Palmer).  I Love This Pose (I have Larger Images Sizes if Requested)!  See You All in a Week!



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Safe Shoes Prevent Purlers!

Another original June Palmer bit of memorabilia from John W*.  A British Safety Council poster featuring June Palmer. This is an old fax, sent from London to New York on 12th November 1966. I wonder if any of the original faxes survived?
 
For those that don’t want neck ache, the original text on the fax read:
(WITH AMS BUDGET STORY BY EDDY GILMORE)
(NY.20-Nov.  10)–WATCH YOUR PURLEY GAIT!–The British Safety Council is mailing 20,000 factories a poster featuring pretty model June Palmer in high heeled shoes taking a tumble and the slogan: Safe Shoes Prevent Purlers. Purler is Cockney slang for falling on your rear. The Council suggests that the posters be put up on factory bulletin boards as a warning that high heels cause falls.(APWirephoto by cable from London)
(a51200pw)1966 
It seems The British Safety Council had a thing for using popular models of the time on their posters, as Dawn Grayson caused quite a stir when she appeared on a poster for eye protection.
I’m really pleased to be sharing this unique images, as I think it should be shared, but please where possible if you share elsewhere link back to this original.  

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Joanna Kent & The Psychedelic Wallpaper

OK, It’s June Palmer in another original 120 film negative image, again taken by Arthur Howell.  This time wearing a wig and depending on the colour of the wig she went by a different alias.  
If the wig was strawberry blond, she was known as Joanna Kent If the wig was the black short wig she became Rachel Wells (I think I have a few!) and the silver wig she was Candy.  This looks strawberry blonde to me, so makes her Joanna Kent 🙂

Nice Dimples June!


Another original shot of JP taken by Arthur Howell, probably late 1960’s
that I’ve never seen before.*  Converted from a medium format 120 film negative and all I’ve done to the shot is tidy up some dirt on the image and tweaked the colour (originally a sepia colour).
 
I’m really pleased to be sharing these unique shots, as I think they should be shared but please where possible if you share elsewhere link back to this original.

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