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 🙂
A different view of Maria Frost through a yellow transparent umbrella! Loving the open red raincoat showing her naked body below and clever use and placing of the umbrella spokes to hide anything else.
A stunning view of Maria Frost posing outside the cottage door at Ewhurst Manor in 1969, wearing nothing more than a pair of sunglasses! Taken by Harrison Marks I have very few shots of Maria from this set and the only shot I’ve seen published is a fuller shot to this published in New Kamera No.1 (1969).
Maria Frost from the cover of Kix magazine as she poses in white stockings and suspenders on the front seat of a car.
It may be a frosty morning here in the UK, but there’s nothing frosty about this view of Maria Frost 🙂 A very nice nude pose in the studio from Maria as she looks away from the camera, but no idea who took the shot. Thanks to Kevin for the copy of this original shot.
Maria Frost on tiptoes on a staircase from the 1960’s Glamour book featuring models that appeared in the numerous Russell Gay photo’s and publications in the 1960’s and 70’ds
A cheeky Maria Frost in kinky boots and stockings giving us a flash of her peachy bum, as she poses in a fireplace. Beautiful shot and love the boots over stockings and the flash of that perfect bottom with the panties half pulled down.
An incognito Maria Frost wearing a short dark wig giving us a flash, whilst enjoying the sun! An original From Terry Sparks I wouldn’t have known it was Maria, if not for the fact Terry had told me and that she wears that chain and cross in a fair few images I seen. She also tends to like her wigs in the shots I’ve seen. Brilliant shot from Terry and is that a string vest I see, because that’s definitely the way to wear one if it is!
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