The beautiful Maria Hale as Madeleine Mado from a restored 35mm Pamar colour slide. Taken on the Kamera Backstage set in 1959 it features Maria/Madeleine looking over her shoulder in long blonde wig, wearing a small golden crown or tiara giving us a flash of her cheeky little bum. I don’t know what the feather contraption is she is holding but love the orange colours. For an old 35mm slide the colours in this shot have held up very well with little restoration required and thanks to Kevin for sending over the original scan 🙂
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 🙂
Maria Hale and Jean Spaul (Sporle) from a scan of an original colour Pamar 35mm colour slide. It features Jean and Maria on stage and was probably taken around 1959 at the same time as the other images that appear in the publication Kamera Backstage, as both of the models featured in that magazine on stage.
From Kamera Backstage (1959) comes a shot spread across two pages (P32 & P33) of Pamela Green, Mary Deighan and Madeleine Mado (Maria Hale). A great shot of all 3, with Pam being seen in the reflection of the mirror as she chats to Mary wearing some great little nipple pasties! Madeleine stares off into the distance, but no nipple pasties on her, just a small little princess crown instead 🙂
Madeleine Mado (Maria Hale), Mary Deighan and Pamela Green posing in the dressing room from a 35mm Pamar colour slide sent over by Kevin. This reminds me of this image that started me on this journey back in 2013, where does the time go! 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?
Note: This is an original image and subject to this copyright notice
A great angle and a great shot of Maria Hale’s pert little bottom from Kamera No.7 P6 (1958). I think I prefer Maria with her natural dark shorter hair to that of her alter ego ‘Madeleine Mado‘
Two shots of Pamela Green, Mary Deighan and Madeleine Mado (Maria Hale) from Kamera Backstage (1959). Both shots are very elegantly done, with all 3 models fitting well into the same shot. My favourite is the top shot with Mary and Pam wearing the nipple covers or pasties, whatever they are called and Madeleine in the background. The bottom shot is all about the use of light and shadows bouncing off the bodies of the 3 girls and it works very well with the shape of the bodies and the different perspectives. One of my favourite early Kamera Specials 🙂
It’s been a while since I posted a page from one of the Kamera Calendars, so he is a scan of my own copy of the 1960 Kamera Calendar. This one features a studio shot of Madeleine Mado (Maria Hale) in long blonde wig stood at a dressing table. I’ll be adding a gallery of the 1960 calendar shortly.
I’m still missing a copy of the 1965 calendar if anyone has one they are willing to share 🙂