Random Friday afternoon post in the shapely form of 1980’s porn star Anna Ventura.
A completely natural beauty, this dark-haired, pouty-lipped, full-breasted, lush-bodied vixen from came from New York and was around for only a short time. However, as quickly as her star rose it disappeared, with Anna apparently leaving the adult-film business to marry and raise a family at the end of the 80’s. A stunning original shot of her posing on all fours on the bed showing off those exquisite curves and body that gained her such a wonderful reputation. One of several original 35mm shots of Anna from this set thanks to Kevin and his never ending archive 🙂
The unforgettable Madeleine Mado (Maria Hale), Mary Deighan and Pamela Green posing in the dressing room from a 35mm Pamar colour slide sent over by Kevin. Although this image of the three girls was taken at the same time as the other images that appeared in Kamera backstage, this specific shot doesn’t actually appear in the publication, so maybe only ended up as a slide? I love the fact it looks like just a snapshot of them all as they undress, but I’m sure it was posed, which shows how natural all three were at posing. Pam looks great stepping out of that petticoat revealing her black underwear 🙂
Brenda Graham from an original medium format negative posing naked in an armchair. looking good in nothing more than a smile and with a very classical 1960’s blonde hairstyle. She looks perfectly at home sitting in that armchair like that!
The vastly underrated and under used Audrey Judson (Kim Kim Courtney) from an original 35mm negative sent over by Kevin.
Audrey was photographed by Harrison Marks on the set of The Naked World in 1965 and seven of the photos appeared in Kameras No.69 & No.70. Another two were published, one in Femme No.9 and the other in Kamera Special No.5 and an uncensored shot in Nouvelle Serie De Revue No.65. Audrey also played a part as a flapper in the 1920’s gangster sequence of the feature film, ‘The Naked World of Harrison Marks’ (1966).
A perky blonde named Gisa taken by Paul Pantha on location at some house in January 1967 from a set of contact sheets sent over by Kevin. This is another case of different names for different people, in this case both the model and the photographer.
The photographer Paul Panta is none other than Terry Sparks and Gisa is more well known as UK model Susan Shaw, with these shots of her being taken early in her career. If you go take a look at her over on VEF she went on to have a long and varied career, including appearances in Parade, Fiesta and Mayfair and plenty of Page 3 type work. She also had a foray into the more explicit and hardcore work as well as posing with James Hunt and appearing on numerous record covers!
Terry also went under the name Paul Pantha as a photographer when he worked for Russell Gay, before later using his own name. I have several other sets of contact sheets by Paul Pantha with more to come, but isn’t it sad that I recognised the photo’s as Terry’s work immediately, which he has since verified.
A beautiful shot of Susan posing on the doorstep in panties and a nice open toweling top, which must have been all the fashion back then as she has matching toweling swimsuit in other shots 🙂