Barbara Peckinpaugh by Edmund Leja (Original)

The elegant Barbara Peckinpaugh taken by US photographer Edmund Leja in 1980 from a set of original contact sheets. Barbara only worked as a model for a short period of time from 1980 until 1986 under various names and seems to have mostly done glamour or softcore work apart from two hardcore movies. Sadly no longer with us, as It’s reported that after her short career in modelling she committed suicide. In nearly all her photo’s she’s blonde, but this shot was at the beginning of her short career, so obviously her natural colour.

Edmund Leja (1919-2002) was based in West Hollywood at the heart of the early Southern California nude photography industry. He was also friends with Andre de Dienes and both shared several model contacts including Diane Webber, Collette Berne (Playboy cover model, July 1960), as well as Sue Snow and Tammy Saunders. Leja discovered and photographed three Playmates for Playboy magazine Teddi Smith, Miss July 1960, Donna Michelle, Miss December 1963 (and 1964’s Playmate of the Year), and Lori Winston, Miss June 1964.
 
Edmund Leja photographed over 200 models between the 1940s and the early 1980s and until I came across these shots of Barbara I assumed he only shot glamour shots similar to those published in Playboy. Apparently not as there are several shots of Barbara showing off a lot more (as members can see), but at least the collars and cuffs match showing she was a natural brunette 🙂
 

Terry Graham – Suits You! (Original)

A stunning pose from Terry Graham as she stands in an opened type of oriental type jacket exposing her naked body. Love the beige suede curtain as a backdrop and the look on her face. It’s a sort of pout or maybe she’s saying something about the jacket to the cameraman? It definitely suits her though and thanks again to Kevin for this shot of Terry 🙂

Sylvia McFarland – Not Your Usual View! (Original)

Another original shot of Sylvia Luck (McFarland) from my collection of over 350 images of her, but this time a slightly different view! We are normally used to seeing the front views of Sylvia and her massive chest and obvious other delights, but this is one of the few shots I have of her from behind! It’s always good to get a different perspective of models and you certainly do with this shot and despite Sylvia’s obvious assets doesn’t she have a small bum? I’m not sure if it’s due to her small waist and bum, or the fact that she was very hairy down below, but in this shot she seems to have a very large and prominent pubic mound on show from behind or maybe it’s just the position 😉 Whatever the reason it’s certainly not your usual view of Sylvia McFarland!

Madeleine Mado – Queen For a Day! (Orignal)

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 🙂

June Palmer – Mounds in the Sand! (Original)

A young June Palmer from the late 1950’s or early 60’s from an original negative scan sent over by John W. I loved this shot because it was just different with her sat there on a beach buried in the sand topless.

As a boy growing up how many times on holiday did you dig a big hole on the beach, jump in and then get someone to bury you up to your knees of higher in the sand? I know I did on many occasion, but I can quite safely say I never saw anyone as good as June buried like this in the sand on any beach I visited, so I was obviously visiting the wrong beaches 🙂

I think June is just sat on the beach with sand just over her legs rather than in a hole, but regardless it’s still a fabulous shot of her in the sand showing off that body and perfect tits! I love the look on her face in the shot as well as she has a look to her, probably wondering what happens next 🙂