June by Michael Barrington Martin

A stunning side profile portrait of a 19-year-old June Palmer taken by Michael Barrington Martin in 1959. I have no more details, but maybe taken as part of her portfolio or just as a sitting for MBM, who knows? Stunning profile shot regardless of what it was used for.

Vivienne Warren Profile

Vivienne Warren seems to have become a nude model at the early of 16 and to have turned professional at 17. It is known for certain that she was working for Harrison Marks by the time she was 17. 

Warren became HM’s second wife in November, 1964 when she married him at the age of 18, but the marriage was a stormy one and very short lived. Even so, he described her as an extremely mature and confident young woman and visible evidence of that confidence can be seen in the skill and poise with which she posed for him.

Real Name: Vivienne Warren
Date of Birth: 1946
Modelling Aliases:
None
Measurements: 36-2436  
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour (Natural): Brunette
Hair Colour (Dyed): None, But Wore a Blonde Wig in Several Shoots!

Vivienne Warren Images



Magazines:
100 Plus – 125 Gorgeous Pictures 
Beauty of the Month No.9 – Vivid Vivienne
Fiesta Special Collectors Edition: Top Glamour Models of the 50’s. 
Follies de Paris et Hollywood – Several Issues
Girl Illustrated No.12
Health and Efficiency
Kamera No.49, 50, 51 (Cover), 53, 55, 63, 74, 75 & 79
Kamera Classics 1. Nostalgia Publications.
(Harrison Marks Reprints)
Kamera Winter Special 1967
Men Only – June issue, Year unknown
Pagan No.7 & 12.
(Harrison Marks Reprints)
Parade – Various Issues
Penthouse – Very Early Issue
Pussy Cat – D.D.D. Publications
She. (Harrison Marks Reprints)
Solo No.30
Spick No.104 (Cover)

Filmography: 
Super Spectacle – Harrison Marks No.32 8mm Film
Vivienne – Harrison Marks No.35 8mm Film

 
Other Publications: 
Kamera Calendar 1964

Marie Deveraux

One of the earliest and most honoured of Harrison Mark’s models. Marie Deveraux seems to have enjoyed a short but highly successful career. According to Marks, she quit the business after getting a job as a stand in for the film and went back to America with the film crew when the shooting was complete.  She appeared in no less than 70 films during the 1950’s and 1960’s including, Brides of Dracula, The Strangers of Bombay, Carry on Cabby, The Rebel and of course as a stand in for Liz Taylor in Cleopatra, which led to her making an appearance for Playboy!

Her modelling career seems to have been very short lived and worked for HM from 1957 to 1960. Rumour has it that Marie was introduced to Harrison Marks by a struggling young actor – Michael Caine!


Real Name: Pat Sutcliffe
Date of Birth: 1938
Modelling Aliases:
Marie Deveraux (Given to Her by HM)
Measurements: 38-2436  Height: 5’6″
Eye Colour: 
Hair Colour (Natural): Brunette
Hair Colour (Dyed): None.

Marie Deveraux Images



Magazines:
Collection of Harrison Marks Pictures No 3. 
Harrison Marks Kamera Glamour Guide No.1
Carnival Summer Special 1956 – ‘Stella & Della’ as Stella by Russell Gay

Carnival Autumn Special 1956 – @Stella & Della in The Woods’ as ‘Stella’ by Russell Gay
Carnival Christmas Special 1956 – as ‘Stella’ by Russell Gay 
Carnival Vol 3 No 2 (February 1957)- as ‘Stella’ 

Carnival Vol 3 No 3 (March 1957) – ‘Stella & Della, She Who Laughs Last!’
Fiesta Vol 2 No 10 (October 1957) 
Just Marie Deveraux (Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera No.2 (Cover), 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 (Cover), 13, 14, 18, 24 (Cover), 25, 27, 41, 42, 43 & Kamera No.65 (Cover)
Kamera Classics No.1 (Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera Special No.2
La Femme No.1
Photo Studio No.2 & No.3
Sapphire
Solo No.8

Filmography: 
The Stranglers of Bombay – 1960 (Hammer)
The Mark
The Naked Kiss – 1964

Girls at Sea
I Only Asked
Brides of Dracula
Life is a Circus
Carry on Cabby
The Monk
The Singer and the Song
The Rebel
Call Me Genius
His & Hers
A Weekend With Lulu
Hot Money Girl
Cleopatra – Stand in for Liz Taylor 

Other Publications: 
Kamera on Location – Hardback Book
Kamera Calendar 1959 & 1963

Jayne Tracey

Real Name: Jayne Tracey
Modelling Aliases: None Known

Date of Birth:
1943
Measurements: 37-22-36 Height: 5’6″
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour (Natural): Blonde 
Jayne Tracey Images

Magazine Listings:
Album Eldorado No.35 (Cover)
Album Modelstudier No.78 (Cover)
Amber
Beau (US) – Doll of the Month
Coral 

Champagne 
Dude, Nov 1964 (Cover)
Flirt ‘n Skirt Extra (Part 2)
Follies de Paris et Hollywood – Various
Health & Efficiency
Illusion
Kamera No.50, 51, 53, 54 (Cover), 63 & 75
Model No.42
Modern Life Vol.1 (US Fetish Mag)
Parade – Various
Parade Autumn Extra
Relax (UK – 1967/8)
Solo No.33
Spick ‘n’ Span – Various
Span No.114 (Cover)

Filmography:
Glamour film: No.37 ‘Jayne Tracey’ 
Jayne Tracey (Heritage Films)
Cool Girl

Other:
Kamera Calendar 1964

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

Pamela Green Covers

Rita Landre Images

Princess Sonmar Harricks 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) 

Ann Austin

Ann Austin was one of the most popular and long-active models of the ‘generation’ that began their careers in the later 1950s (like Lorraine Burnett, Paula Page, Rosa Domaille, Jackie Parker). In an early edition of Russell Gay’s QT she is described as the ‘most exciting new discovery of the year’ – the year was probably 1957.  She had the distinction of being the very first model to be featured in Harrison Marks’s famous Solo series.  Anne was tall, certainly five feet ten inches – in shoes at least, really high ones more.  ‘Anne was a big girl, Junoesque, but all the same assembled with enormous skill, so that everything balanced perfectly. If you didn’t think you liked big girls, Anne could make you change your mind … To cap it all, Anne was strikingly beautiful, with wonderful colouring, dark hair with coppery natural tints, and green eyes. A knockout … ‘She was a well educated and intelligent girl, softly spoken, and without any extreme accent, although from her background [middle-class, Kensington] one might have expected that … Money was obviously no problem in her family and I can only assume that she was modelling because she liked doing it, not from need’.

Real Name: Ann Austin
Date of Birth: 1939?
Modelling Aliases:
None
Measurements: 39-2537  Height: 5’10”
Eye Colour: Green 
Hair Colour (Natural): Brunette
Hair Colour (Dyed): None, But Known To Have Worn a Blonde Wig

Ann Austin Images



Magazines:
Ahoy
Bounce
Candy
Connoisseur’s Choice and Modelling Review Vol.4 N.11
Dude 1963 (US)
Fiesta Special Collectors Edition: Top Glamour Models of the 50’s.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
Fling 1963 (US)
Foles de Paris et Hollywood (Many issues)
Francoise.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
Girl Illustrated Vol.5 No.6

Glamour Figure and Pin-Up No.19
Hi-Life (US) – Miss Hi-Life, August,1964
Kamera No.8, 10, 12 (Cover), 14, 20, 22 (Cover), 34,
35 & 60.
Kamera Classics 1. Nostalgia Publications. (Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera Special No.2
La Femme No.1. (Harrison Marks reprints)
Mademoiselle No.10
Mermaid (issue unknown)(US Publication) Model No.3 & 4
Modern Man (US) – mid 1960s
Pagan 12.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
Phot Studio – Many issues
Photo Studio Outdoor Album
QT 5 (centrefold) &
QT 6
Silky 1
Six 2
Solo No.1
Spotlight
Studio Argyle Figure & Pin Up – photographed by Rosalinda

Lorraine Burnett

Lorraine was exceptionally prolific and appeared in countless publications from the late 1950’s to mid-1960’s. In addition to her sumptuous proportions and baby-faced beauty, her slightly ‘buck-toothed’ look seemed only to add to her charm.

Lorraine was born in Manchester in 1937 and trained as a dancer before moving to London in 1955 to work as a nude statue at the Windmill Theatre.  Lorraine got lucrative contracts doing glamour shoots at camera and cine clubs in Soho

In a brief reminiscence of Lorraine published in Fiesta magazine in the mid 1980’s, Roger Davis recalled that she was especially popular in the US, but he shed no light on her origins. Davis also said she was ‘no clothes horse’ and when he first met her he thought she was nothing special, but once out of her clothes she was ‘a photographer’s paradise’ with an innate ability to pose. He continues: “Lorraine did a cabaret act, at various places in London. She could do the famous trick with the tassels on nipple caps, not only making the tassels rotate with the movement of her breasts, but making them rotate in opposite directions to each other. … Like Jackie Parker, appearing then in clubs, Lorraine must have been responsible for a large part of the raincoat sales in London.” Davis characterized Lorraine as “a very quiet girl, rather withdrawn in fact, an unexpected characteristic in a girl who could, and did, give an energetic and uninhibited performance on stage. … Hard to fathom, but a joy to ‘shoot’ “. One club at which Lorraine was a star act in the late 1950’s was the Panama Theatre Club, 42 Great Windmill Street, London W1.*1

As Well as working for Davis, Lorraine proved to be a favourite with both Russell Gay and Harrison Marks, whom she first worked with in 1958.  Pamela Green booked Lorraine after watching Lorraine with Harrison Marks in Soho and it was Lorraine’s 42” Bust and firm toned body which made her such a success.  Lorraine’s lingerie work was also a vital part of her work, appearing in spiked heels, suspenders, corsets and more, along with a variety of hair colours and wigs.

Lorraine seems to have retired back to the Midlands in the late 1960’s  where she continued to dance and strip, but little is known of her after that point.

Real Name: Lorraine Burnett
Modelling Aliases:
Sally Hayden
Date of Birth:
1937
Measurements: 41-25-36 Height: 5′ 7(1.70m)  
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour (Natural): Blonde
Hair Colour (Dyed):
Brunette

Lorraine Burnett Images

Lorraine Burnett Covers

Magazine Listings:
Amber No.16 (Cover) 
Beauty Bazaar (Cover)
Beauty of the Month No.2 – Lovely Lorraine
Black Garter

Bloom
Bosomy Beauties No.15 & No.17 – Issue devoted to her.

Bouncy Babes No.1 (Cover)
Carnival March 1958 & January 1959 (Cover & centrefold)

Carnival Summer Special [1958]
Connoisseur’s Choice and Modelling Review (Various issues)
Coral (Many issues) 

Eye, July 1967 (Cover)
Fiesta, December 1957 (11 pages including centrefold)
Fling (Three or four issues up to 1963)
Fling Festival No.2
Folies de Paris et Hollywood – Many issues, including No.131 ,184 & 316 (Cover)
Folies de Paris et Hollywood Selection 

Forty-Plus No.7 (Cover with June Palmer)
Foto-rama, June 1967 (Cover)
Frolic, Feb 1959 

Garter Parade No.4 (Cover)
Gem – June, Year unknown

Just Lorraine Burnette, (Harrison Marks Reprints)
Kamera – Many issues, including notably No.15 (Many photo’s and centrefold together with Rosa Domaille), No.39
Kamera Glamour Guide No.1 (1967?)
Kamera on Location (Hardback book, 1957)
Kingsize – Vol.2 No.3 (Early 1970s) 

Kingsize Special Edition No.7 (Cover)
Knave, March, Year unknown (Cover)
Lovelies (Various issues)
Model (Various issues) Including No.20, 22 & 31 (Cover & Centrefold)
Monsieur No.10
QT (Many issues, including No.13, 41 and 52
(Cover & Centrefold)
Panama Theatre Club Magazine No.1 (cover and feature, with some shots of one of her dance routines)

Paris Hollywood No.11 1960 (Cover)
Photo, February 1967 (Cover)
Photo Studio No.22 

Pic, August 1967 (Cover) 
Revels No.3 (Cover)
Revue Studio (Copenhagen)
Rosalinda’s Album (1958; Book of studies of Lorraine)
Satan’s Scrapbook (Cover)

Silk Seams, Vol.1 No.1 (Cover)
Six No.3
Solo No.2
Spick n’ Span – Numerous issues, including Spick No.110
Sprite No.6
Tic-Toc vol 1 No1 (US – date unknown)
Xtra

*1 (Source: 60’sGlam Database)

Sophia Dawn

Sophia with her stunning Mediterranean appearance and beauty spot, appeared in various publications during the mid 1960’s, including various HM publications.

Real Name: Sophia Dawn
Modelling Aliases:
None
Measurements: 37-22-36  
Hair Colour (Natural): Brunette
Hair Colour (Dyed):
None.

Sophia Dawn Images

Sophia Dawn Covers

 
Magazines:
Ann (Harrison Marks Reprints)Bandit
Champagne. 2 Unnumbered Editions. (Harrison Marks Reprints)

Femme No.9
Girl Illustrated Vol.3 No.29
Kamera
No.56, 57, 58, 60, 69 & 73
Kamera Winter Special No.3 (1967)
Lenz No.2 
Mirage No.9. (Harrison Marks Reprints)
Pagan No.7.
(Harrison Marks Reprints)
Parade – Numerous
Sapphire
Solo No.39

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) 

Glamour Films:
‘The Bare Truth’ & ‘Nature’s Intention’ with Molly Peters and Frankie Young.

Other Publications: 
She Walks in Beauty (1966) – Hardback book of Harrison Marks Studies 
 

Dawn Grayson

Dawn Grayson was one of the foremost models of the late Harrison Marks era. Described by Girl Illustrated as “a byword for professionalism”, she was immensely popular and featured in many publications, not just for Harrison Marks, but also a regular in Toco publications such as Span, Spick and Beautiful Britons. She allegedly got started in the glamour industry after posing for an advertising safety poster and also appeared in a series of advertisements for the Milk Marketing Board. Born as Catherine Sheddock in Ireland and married a Royston Kirkham in Luton in 1962 and won the title of Miss Luton in 1965.

The safety poster in question was taken by Harrison Marks himself and was used by the British Safety Council in 1964 and caused quite a stir, as documented here!

The document and others state in 1964, she was 22 years old and married to a car plant worker based in Luton, Bedfordshire and had an 11 month old son.  Various other magazines also refer to her wanting to move to America or having moved to America as her husband got a highly paid position in electronics.  Another article says she had been in the states for about a year in 1973 and continued her modelling career over there.

So, some things do seem to be true in part, she was married, he was a electronics engineer for a car plant and they moved to Maryland in America in 1970, plus they had at least one child, possibly a girl not a boy.  As to beyond that point, like many other models of that time the details become sketchy.

Real Name: Kay Kirkham
Date of Birth: 1942?
Modelling Aliases:
Carla Higgins, Kay Stevens (Stephens), Gail, Nelson, Dorothy Gregson, Dawn Gayson, Liza Martelle and Dane Grayson
Measurements: 37-24-36  
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour (Natural): Redhead
Height: 5ft 4in (1.62m)
Hair Colour (Dyed):
None, but modelled for Harrison Marks under the name Liza Martelle in a long blonde wig.
                                                            

 

Magazines:

Filmography: 

Other Publications:

Kamera Calendar 1965
Kamera Calendar 1966 – July
Kamera Calendar 1968 – Cover, January
Harrison Marks Calendar 1969 – February (As Liza Martelle)
 

June Palmer

Born on the 4th August 1940, her parents little knowing the impact that in later years she was to make on the male population, both at home and abroad. With June Palmer’s fabulous figure, hair and face, she was the stuff boys and men dreamt of, June Palmer’s pin-up poses adorning many a wall and locker door, or workshop coffee room table in one of the many magazines she appeared in.

June started posing for Kamera and Solo at the age of 17 with photographer Harrison Marks (which her work is best known for), as well as Russell Gay. Harrison almost didn’t use her, because of giggling too much during test shots, and had found her impossible to work with. Although June Palmer was often associated with George Harrison Marks, there was another partnership less well known. That of June Palmer and Arthur Howell, the man who both discovered and married her. They were together for about ten years and together ran ‘Strobe Studio’, Clapham, London.

Among the men’s magazines Palmer graced the covers of and/or had pictorials in are “Fiesta,” “Parade,” “Adam,” “Beau,” “Dapper,” “Modern Man,” “Sir!,” and “Monsieur.”  She appears as herself in the comedic documentary The Naked World of Harrison Marks (1967) and also acted in a few “nudie-cutie” loops for Marks. 

Real NameJune Palmer
Modelling Aliases:
June Power, When June wore the strawberry blonde wig, she went under the name Joanne Kent, the black short wig she became Rachel Wells and the Silver wig she was Candy.
Date of Birth: August 4th, 1940 Died: 6th January 2004
Measurements: 38-24-37 Height: 5′ 2¼” (1.58 m)
Eye Colour: Green 
Hair Colour (Natural): Brown
Hair Colour (Dyed):
Brown-Auburn
Spouses: Arthur Howell (1993-2000) & David Milan

All June Palmer Images

June Palmer Covers

June Palmer Originals

An Older June Palmer 

As Joanna Kent

As Rachel Wells

As Candy 

June Palmer Videos

Books:
She Walks in Beauty (1966) – Hardback book of Harrison Marks Studies

Magazine Listings:

Full Listing … Here

Filmography:

Brides in the Bath (1971)
June in Orbit
Triangle
Jubilee
Artemis and Aktaion
Calamity June
Beauty & The Barn
Dream Goddess
Nightmare at Elm Manor (Flesh and Fantasies)
Hay Fever
Photo Session
Star Strip
China Garden
The Naked World of June Palmer 
The Naked World of Harrison Marks
The Uncensored Films of June Palmer – Reel  1, 2 & 3