Dawn Grayson – A Little Overdone! (Original)

A different shot of Dawn Grayson from an original medium format negative, that unfortunately I had to restore and crop down as the edges were faded and very magenta in colour. I’ve never seen any of these shots before of Dawn and the outfit is unusual. Not only that, but it seems Dawn had been out in the sun a little too long and caught the sun on the top of her thighs and arms, as they look a little red in comparison to her white tits that you can see through the blue mesh top! A most unusual shot and outfit with the blue top in comparison to the yellow panties. I have no idea who took this shot or if it even appeared in any publication.

The orange sheet on the floor made me chuckle, as I have an old pair of curtains in that very same colour and material. They are not used as curtains, but more as old dust sheets for painting etc and I think they came from my parents, but don’t remember them as curtains. Funny to see them in a shot back in the 1960’s, again not as curtains but as floor covering. I’ll never be able to look at those covers in the same light again next time I have them out for decorating 🙂

 

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A Very Woolly Story (Original)

A very odd title for this post I know, but bare with me (pun intended!) After publishing this post  mentioning the fabled sheepskin rugs that appear in many shots from Strobe, itsgarden contacted me to give me this great little story about the said rugs.

‘As to the sheepskins, as you can imagine floor boards can be pretty hard to sit on/lie on for a couple of hours whilst posing for photographs. So when I first met June at ScotLee Studios the only complaint she ever had been the hardness of floor boards and the marks on her body they left. So being a country boy, I suggested she used sheepskin rugs to make the floor softer and to prevent marks on her from pressure points. I duly supplied 6 full-sized sheepskins to Brian Scott at Scotlee and another 6 to Arthur when I started to use Strobe Studios. She was forever grateful.’

So, there we have it, the origins of the fabled sheepskin rugs and where they came from and why they appear in so many shots! Well done Itsgardin as you are quite right, June didn’t need her delicate pressure points up against those hard floorboards, that just wouldn’t have done and thanks for the great story 🙂

Oh and the above shot of Itsgardin was used because there was some rug in the background and I love the sheer nightie showing her great tits and it was taken at the Scotlee studio’s in 1979

Low Cut & Transparent (Original)

Another restored shot from a new source, so thanks first to Redheadkingpin over on Tumblr for allowing me to share some of his scans of original June negatives. This image has been restored and scratches removed, but the original is also included below so you can see the difference. This shot looks to have been taken at the same time as the ‘Orange Basque’ set, as the background is the same and she’s wearing the same stockings.  I do like the low cut bra and white transparent panties in this set though and unfortunately only have one more shot of this set from Redheadkingpin, unless there are others out there?

 

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Caroline Coon & The Very See Through Negligee

In fact it’s so see through was it worth wearing! Even so a great colour shot of Caroline Coon from the 1960’s wearing black stockings and panties, with a hint of pubic hair above the pantie line and wondeerful curvy hips.

Hazel Taylor & The Fishnet Leotard!

Another two shots of Hazel Taylor (Ann Dixon) from Pussy Cat No.2. This time posing in a very see through fishnet leotard with a nice little bow around the waist! She obviously liked the fishnet top look as she wore a similar top here

Gloria Lomax & The Transparent Negligee

Gloria Lomax or Donna Ambrose, whichever you prefer to call her posing next to a very ornate bottle that I’m sure I’ve seen Jackie Parker pose with as well. What was the point of the negligee other than the photographer can say she’s not nude, but she might as well be it’s so transparent! There’s even a hint of pussy showing, which for this type of shot usually found in QT by Russell Gay was quite daring. Still a wonderful shot of Gloria whatever way you look at it.

June & Cigarettes

This comes from the cartoon page of Carnival Magazine in the 1960’s (Unknown date).  It shows June in a see through bikini or underwear set, including a baby doll holding a cigarette.  

What is interesting about this shot is the wide acceptance of posing with cigarettes in the 1960’s in magazines of this type.  I’ve come across many other similar shots where the model is posing smoking or holding a cigarette and have several of June in the 60’s and 70’s holding cigarette’s in formally posed shots as well as snapshots.  I know attitudes towards smoking have changed over the years as we realized what it does to your health, but it still seems strange seeing June and models posing with them! 

June was a smoker throughout most of her career and life, so there are many more examples of her smoking in images, so this is filed under ‘June Smoking’ as I publish other examples later.