Dawn Grayson as Liza Martelle (Original)

Dawn Grayson by Harrison Marks on the ‘Backstage set’ at Lily Place Studio’s wearing long blonde wig as ‘Liza Martelle’ in a pink underwear set. I love this shot of Dawn, although I do think she looks a little slutty in this set with those panties pulled up between her cheeks! This is an original scan of a negative from Kevin and again it’s good to see a full version of the negative against the version printed in the magazine here

Dawn Grayson – Kamera Calendar, February 1969

Dawn Grayson in long blonde wig from the February page of the Kamera 1969 calendar. This shot comes from the same set as the shots in this article and were taken on the ‘Hollywood’ set at Lily Place Studios in 1964.

Dawn Chorus – Part 1

The first part of an article title ‘Dawn Chorus’ from New Kamera No.1 (1969) and featuring Dawn Grayson in long blonde wig. The photo’s from this article were shot by GHM on the ‘Hollywood’ set at Lily Place Studios in 1964 and include the very familiar long transparent dressing gown. Dawn’s alias when wearing the long blonde wig was Liza Martelle, another made up name by GHM!

My 50th Dawn Grayson post as well, in case your interested 🙂

Dawn Grayson – Blonde & Pink!

Dawn Grayson by Harrison Marks on the ‘Studio set’ at Lily Place studio’s probably mid 1960’s.  The blonde wig was worn when she appeared under the name ‘Liza Martelle’ and the pink underwear set seems to have been worn by other models such as Nicky Stevens and Julie Collins to name two.

Liza Martelle

Liza Martelle (Dawn Grayson) – We know GHM had a propensity to give his models aliases when they modelled in wigs, such as Rita Landre (Pam Green) and Mary Stephan (Caroline Coon). What I didn’t know is that Dawn Grayson had one as well when modelling in the blonde wig above! Apparently she was known as Liza Martelle, a beautiful strip artist from the crazy horse in Paris.

GHM revealed this in an interview for Fiesta magazine in 1976 called ‘ Harrison Marks Rides Again!’.  He also said that she was in London for an appearance and due to his sheer charm and youthful sex appeal he was lucky enough to get her before his camera … and other places! 

Well I never! That’s the first time I have come across Liza Martelle and a photo similar to the one above appears with those comments.  So, unless there is another Liza Martelle or the photo was wrong, then it’s Dawn Grayson 🙂