Pamela Green

There is no denying the obvious visual talents of the beautiful Pamela Green, one of the most popular of all the Harrison Marks models, but she was also a very talented artist. Her actual modelling career started in 1948 through a booking mistake as a figure model for the life class at St. Martin’s School of Art in London where she was a student on a three year course Fashion Drawing. At the time she only posed for the Costume and Fashion classes for which she was paid the princely sum of 4/6 (23p!) an hour.She recalls – The day of my initiation into nude work happened by accident. I was called at short notice to fill in for a class where the model had failed to show up. The master was waiting impatiently. “Hurry up and get undressed, we’re late”. This was a life class. A quick look around the room showed me that the students were unknown to me as was the master. I thought “Well, there has got to be a first time”. I undressed behind the screen, and slipping on my coat walked to the rostrum. The master took my coat, helped me up and asked me to strike a pose. I stood facing the class, legs slightly apart with my weight on one hip. I have never felt quite so naked standing in front of about 20 students. After about 15 minutes I began to relax a little, everyone was concentrating on their drawing and by the end of the class it seemed the most natural thing to do. I collected my money from the office and discovered that I was paid more; five shillings instead of 4/6. I decided to begin modelling for the life classes and joined a small band of very young models who were all posing for the necessities in life, like their next meal. I was the eldest of the group at seventeen.*1

Pamela Green first met George Harrison Marks in the summer of 1953. George was a theatrical photographer and they met in connection with Pamela’s role in Bernard Delfont’s Folies Bergere which was running at the Prince of Wales Theatre at the time.  It was Pamela who persuaded George to try his hand at nude photography. Between them, they created the famous glamour model, Rita Landre, who no-one guessed was actually Pamela in disguise. It was clear that George and Pamela were an excellent professional team. G Harrison Marks Limited was formed, George’s photographic expertise perfectly complemented by Pamela’s skilled costume and set design – a skill informed by her studies as a fine artist, at St Martin’s School of Art.*2

 

Real Name: Phyllis Pamela Green
Modelling Aliases:
Rita Landre, Princess Sonmar Harricks
Date of Birth: March 28, 1929 Died:
May 7, 2010 (aged 81)
Measurements: 39-23-36 
Hair Colour (Natural): Blonde
Hair Colour (Dyed): None, but wore redhead and dark wigs for her aliases.

Significant Dates from 1929 until 1963

 

Pamela Green Images

Princess Sonmar Harricks Images

 

Rita Landre Images

 
 
 
 
 

Magazines:
Album Eldorado 
Bandit
Bounce
British Figure

Carnival Annual, 1956
Champagne Vol.1 No.3 (1967)
Études Moderne

Eve Vol.1 No.4 (Cover as Rita Landre)
Feline Vol.1 No.4 (Cover as Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)
Femme No.2, 4 & 8 (As Herself) No.3 (As Rita Landre) 

Femme Fatales Vol.5 No.1
Fiesta, October 1956, May 1957
Fiesta Special Collectors Edition: Top Glamour Models of the 50’s

Film & TV Parade No.14 (Cover)
Fotag No.6 (Cover)
Foto No.1 (Cover), 13 & 23 (Cover)
Grace & Beauty No.2
Gypsy Vol.1 No.1 (Cover as Sonmar Harricks)
Harrison Marks Kamera Glamour Guide 1 

Health & Efficiency Oct 1953 & Feb 1955 (Covers)
Helen.
(Harrison Marks reprints) 
In Focus No.3 & 11 (Covers)
Just Pamela Green  (Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera No.5, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 30, 31, 35, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 50, 51, 58, 64 & 74

Kamera Backstage
Kamera Classics 4. (Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera Classics 1.
(Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera Special No 2 

Lilliput Sept 1952 & Dec 1952
Men Only Magazine, Vol.39 No.5 (Interview May 1974)
Milkcow No.4 (2009) – Interview
Model Studier No 72. (Harrison Marks reprints)

Night & Day, Dec 1959 (Rita Landre Cover)
Nude Studies for the Student (Cover)
On Location Classics 2.
(Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Pagan 12.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
Pamela Green in 3D
Photo Studio 1

Pose & Poise (Cover)
Practical Photography, August 1961 (Cover & Article About HM)
Sarah.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
She 

Show No.10 and No.15 (Covers)
Solo No.13 (As Rita Landre) & Solo No.20

Sun Bathing Review Spring & Summer Editions 1955 (Covers)
Water Babies (Cover as Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

Filmography:
Peeping Tom (1960)

Witches Brew (1960)
The Window Dresser (1961)
Naked as Nature Intended (1961)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The Chimney Sweeps (1963)
The Naked World of Harrison Marks (1966)
Legend of the Werewolf (1975) (uncredited) 
Art for Art’s Sake (1960)
Gypsy Fire (1961)
Xcitement (1960)

Other Publications:
Harrison Marks Slides
Pamela A Portrait in 58 Studies (1955) – Hardback book by Harrison Marks
Kamera on Location (1958)
She Walks in Beauty (1966) – Hardback book of Harrison Marks Studies
Kamera Calendars 1959, 1960, 61, 62, 63, and 1964 
 

 

*1 (Source: 60’sGlam Database)
*2 (Source: Pamela Green Official Website) 

Pamela Green Timeline (1929 – 1963)

Key dates for the life and career of Pamela Green from birth until 1963.

Thanks must go to Simon for this timeline that was put together by himself over a period of time from a number of different sources and cross referenced against an unpublished autobiography that Pamela wrote but never finished.

Magazine Covers Featuring Pamela Green

Kamera No.1 
(As Rita Landres)

Kamera No.2 
(With Marie Deveraux)

Kamera No.14 
(With Marie Deveraux)

Kamera No.18 
(With June Simpson)

Kamera No.19 
(As Rita Landres)

Kamera No.25
(As Herself)

Kamera No.26
(As Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

Kamera No.27 
(With Jean Spaul)

Kamera No.19 
(With Mary Deighan & Jean Spaul)

Kamera No.35
(As Rita Landres)

Kamera Backstage
(With Mary Deighan & Madeleine Mado )

Kamera Special No.2
(As Rita Landres)

Solo No.13
(As Rita Landre)

Solo No.20
(As Herself)

Femme No.2
(As Herself)

Femme No.3
(As Rita Landre)

Femme No.4
(As Herself)

Femme No.5
(As Herself)

Foto No.23

Gypsy Vol.1, No.1
(As As Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

In Focus No.11

Feline Vol.1, No.4
(As Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

Practical Photography
August 1961

Eve Vol.1, No.4
(As Rita Landre)

Champagne Vol.1, No.3 
(1967)

Milkcow
No.4 2009

Album Eldorado

Show No.15

Pose & Poise

Health & Efficiency 
(October 1953)

Health & Efficiency 
(February 1955)

Sun Bathing Review

(Spring 1955)

Sun Bathing Review 
(Summer 1955)

Film & TV Parade No.14

Foto No.13 (Rita Landre)

Water Babies (Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

In Focus

Femme Fatales Vol.5 No.1

Pamela Green in 3D

Nude Studies


More covers will be added as I find them, but if you come across any others, please let me know 🙂

Naked As Nature Intended Poster

‘Naked’ – As Nature Intended Film Poster (1961)
A International poster for the Harrison Marks 35mm film that lasted an hour and starred Pamela Green, Jackie Salt Angela Jones and others.  Love the fact the poster includes the vital statistics of all the girls.  A full description of the film and more can be found over on the official Pamela Green Website

Kamera Calendar – 1959 (Full Set)

Thanks to MadMax for identifying Vanda Hudson & Dolores Alvarez in the calendar and completing the missing model names 🙂

Kamera No.44 Cover & Partial Contents

 Kamera No.44 Cover Featuring From Back to Front, Jackie Salt, Angela Jones & Petrina Forsythe

 Posing on the Beach – (Left to Right) Bridget Leonard, Jackie Salt, Pamela Green, Angela Jones & Petrina Forsythe

Bridget Leonard

Angela Jones

Brenda Graham?

Ann Walker

 Jackie Salt’s Lovely Bum & Angela Jones Between Her Legs! This Shot Also Appears in The Harrison Marks Book ‘She Walks in Beauty’ (Page 21)

Posing Legs Apart on The Beach – (Front to Back) Pamela Green, Jackie Salt, Angela Jones, Petrina Forsythe & Bridget Leonard