Kamera Magazine (1956 – 1968)

George Harrison Marks launched Kamera in 1957 and was published with a cover price of 2/6 (Around £2.75 at today’s prices). The original print run of 15,000 copies sold out within two days of the launch, so an immediate reprint had to be ordered. Again that sold out in days and, in all, over 150,000 copies of issue No.1 were sold in the first five weeks.

The photographs reproduced in Kamera were retouched, where necessary, to disguise any sign of the model’s pubic hair or genitals, in order to try and avoid the danger of falling foul of the British obscenity law, which was pretty ambiguous in those days. This was the case throughout the 12 years that the publication of Kamera spanned. The reader could have been forgiven for thinking that all the models had shaved off their pubic hair. In fact probably less than half of them had. 

Harrison Marks with Rosa Dolmai & Lorraine Burnett


Some of the models who appeared in Kamera – June Palmer, Paula Page, Lorraine Burnett, Vicky Kennedy, Marie Devereaux, Pat Rose and Rosa Dolmai – like Pamela Green, went on to become celebrities in their own right.

1958 appears to have been the peak year for Kamera, when, the full 12 monthly issues were produced. In 1959 there were 11, there were 9 issues in 1960, 7 in 1961 and in 1962 only 6 issues seemed to have been produced. For 1963 through 1967 output was back to around eight.*

The success of Kamera also spawned the creation of a Kamera Calendar each year.  The Calendars themselves became very popular and were regularly found hung up in garage waiting rooms, restrooms and workshops and today are sought after by avid collectors.

* Text modified from Harrison Marks Official Website 

Kamera Magazine

Kamera Calendar & Specials

Magazine Covers Featuring Margaret Nolan

Adam Vol.8 No.6 (June 1964)

Eve Vol.1 No.7 (June 1963)

Fling Vol.9 No.3 (July 1966)

French Follies Vol.1 No.2

Jem Vol.8 No.5 (Oct 1966)
Nugget (Sept 1966)

Parade (Sept 1964)

Pix Vol.2 No.2 (1966)
Scarlet Vol.1 No.1

Scarlet Vol.1 No.6

Shocking Stockings Vol.1 No.1
Showboat Vol.1 No.4

Solo No.27

Sugar Vol.1 No.2
Tip Top Vol.3 No.3

Trojan Vol.2 No.3

Kamera No.50

Kamera No.66

Man’s Favorite Pastime Vol.4 No.4

Best For Men No.20

Gaze (Feb?)

Beauty of the Month No.17

Midnight Vol.4 No.2

Limelight Vol.1 No.6

Folies De Paris Et De
 Hollywood No.373 Cover

Folies De Paris Et De
 Hollywood No.404 Cover

Amber No.29

Amber No.32

Just vicky




More covers will be added as I find them, but if you come across any others, please let me know 🙂

Magazine Covers Featuring Lorraine Burnett

Kamera No.4

Solo No.2

Beauty Bazaar

Bosomy Beauties No.15

Bosomy Beauties No.17

Kingsize Vol.2 No.3

Monsieur No.10

Panama Club Magazine No.1

Swedish Models

Line and Form No.20

Amber No.11

Amber No.16

QT No.13

QT No.41

QT No.52


More covers will be added as I find them, but if you come across any others, please let me know 🙂

Magazine Covers Featuring Pamela Green

Kamera No.1 
(As Rita Landres)

Kamera No.2 
(With Marie Deveraux)

Kamera No.14 
(With Marie Deveraux)

Kamera No.18 
(With June Simpson)

Kamera No.19 
(As Rita Landres)

Kamera No.25
(As Herself)

Kamera No.26
(As Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

Kamera No.27 
(With Jean Spaul)

Kamera No.19 
(With Mary Deighan & Jean Spaul)

Kamera No.35
(As Rita Landres)

Kamera Backstage
(With Mary Deighan & Madeleine Mado )

Kamera Special No.2
(As Rita Landres)

Solo No.13
(As Rita Landre)

Solo No.20
(As Herself)

Femme No.2
(As Herself)

Femme No.3
(As Rita Landre)

Femme No.4
(As Herself)

Femme No.5
(As Herself)

Foto No.23

Gypsy Vol.1, No.1
(As As Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

In Focus No.11

Feline Vol.1, No.4
(As Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

Practical Photography
August 1961

Eve Vol.1, No.4
(As Rita Landre)

Champagne Vol.1, No.3 
(1967)

Milkcow
No.4 2009

Album Eldorado

Show No.15

Pose & Poise

Health & Efficiency 
(October 1953)

Health & Efficiency 
(February 1955)

Sun Bathing Review

(Spring 1955)

Sun Bathing Review 
(Summer 1955)

Film & TV Parade No.14

Foto No.13 (Rita Landre)

Water Babies (Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

In Focus

Femme Fatales Vol.5 No.1

Pamela Green in 3D

Nude Studies


More covers will be added as I find them, but if you come across any others, please let me know 🙂