Something for all of us currently in the UK and feeling the effects of storm Emma. Nicky Stevens posing in just a winter hat, boots and a hand warmer by a postbox by Harrison Marks. I’m not sure if this shot warms me up or just makes me feel colder, but a great view of Nicky either way! It’s cold and very snowy out there so stay safe and warm out there everyone 🙂
Shots of Nicky posing in the snow like this appeared on the November 1968 Kamera Calendar page and several magazines including Rogue.
Another shot of Annette Johnson from a set of 8 restored 35mm colour slides taken in the late 1970’s. I’ve already posted one such shot from this set here, but this shot of Annette shows her with long brunette hair, a much fuller figure than in her early career and the hint of a nice thick bush down below.
Two very different blonde bombshells in the forms of Caron Gardner and Paula Page by Harrison Marks. Posing nude in the sun on some steps we have contrasting figures, Paula with her more curvy and very top heavy figure against the slender Caron. A real case of little and large when it comes to the tit department! I don’t know which I prefer 🙂
Another tantalizing shot of Anna Verdi by Harrison Marks taken in his flat in 1968. I love this rear view shot of her kneeling in just stay ups presenting her beautiful arse for the camera and many admiring viewers. What an offering from Anna 😉
The sexy and very busty Hyldagarde (Hilde Beck) from a restored 35mm colour slide sent over by Kevin. This slide comes from the later Harrison Marks slide sets produced later in the 1960’s and this particular slide comes from set No.41 of Hyldagarde on the Egyptian set.
Which brings me on to the subject of GHM’s colour slides (and others) and if they are worth buying? Slide sets of his models pop up on eBay all the time and range anywhere from anything up to £100 per set, depending on the size of the set and model in question. But nearly all of them when you look at the images are completely red or a faded magenta colour as they have over the years lost their original colouring. Yes, the models are clear and we mustn’t forget that these sets are over 50 years old, but would you really pay £100 for a set of faded red slides? I suppose it also depends on what you want them for, to complete a collection, then in that case it may well be worth it, but anything other than that seems to me to be a waste of money!
Please, this is just my own honest opinion from my view of the world and yes in the past I have paid over the odds for slide sets because they were June Palmer or some other model I liked regardless of the redness to the slides. I buy them to scan for this site and try and restore them, but nearly always they are so red there is little chance of recovering the colour, other than converting the images to black and white. There are exceptions, as some slide sets seem to have survived better over the years than others and Hyldagarde above is a fair example of some colour remaining. It also seems that the colour in GHM’s original Pamar slide sets seem to survive much better than his later sets, maybe better quality production back in the late 1950’s?
Regardless of this fact, faded or red if they are Harrison Marks slides they continue to sell whatever condition. Finally, would I pay £100 for a set of non faded, non red Harrison Marks slides in good condition? Probably as it is Harrison Marks 🙂