Bobby Shaw on the cover of Mayfair Magazine Vol.1 No.3 (November 1966), sporting a nice pair … of workman gloves!
An older Ann Walker (34) posing in Mayfair Magazine Vol.11 No.10 (October 1974), original images and text included below. She sure looked good and I love the last two images below, what a glorious full natural bush she had! Anyone know if the modelling agency part was true and if she’s still in the business?
The Mystique of the Mature Woman – Annie Walker
Back in the supposedly swinging sixties before Mayfair and others like it appeared to revolutionise British men’s magazines, the ‘pin-up’ reigned supreme. Black and white, coyle posed, tastefully lit studies in which bare boobs were OK, but pubes and sizzle were strictly verboten. Even so, despite the blandness of the studies, one girl seemed to project an aura of sexuality that set her apart. Her name was Annie Walker and she was just about the most popular and sought after model of that time.
Some ten years ago though, Annie gave up modelling and opened her own highly successful modelling agency in North London. She’s now 34 years old, a sleek 34-22-34 and pleased to return if only temporary, to the modelling scene. ‘It’s all very different now’ maintains Annie. ‘Everything used to be terribly posed, but now it’s much more relaxed and natural. I wouldn’t have posed for the more blatant pictures that some magazines carry at the moment – I much prefer Mayfair’s style.’ Annie’s modelling career started when she was 18, posing for students at the St Martin’s Art School in London, from which she quickly moved on to magazine work and the her own agency.
With Annie’s background and past appeal in mind, she seemed to us the natural answer to all the oft-repeated requests for a photoset on an ‘older woman’. ‘I don’t know whether younger men see me as the mature type,.’ says Annie. ‘To be honest it’s not something I’ve really thought about. But I do like to be treated as a woman – being the chased rather than the chaser. I’m not married, so I socialise a lot. Men? Oh, those in their 30’s usually.’ Which says much for their taste. Here’s to ten years time Annie.