A young Rosa Domaille later known as Eve Eden on the cover of Beautiful Britons No.23 (Sept 1957). Rosa looks very young on this cover posing outside in that blue polka dot bikini, which looks pained on after the photo was taken! So maybe in the actual photo she was naked? Anyone know or have the original to prove or disprove my theory?
Jane Paul flashing a stocking clad leg, as she poses out and about from an original negative in my collection. This shot probably appeared in one of the ToCo publications such as Spick & Span or Beautiful Britons, but I have no idea which one or which edition? Not my normal type of shot, as she has her clothes on, but Jane did also go on to pose for Harrison Marks wearing a lot less than this! Still a wonderfully crisp clear shot of Jane and she did have a great set of pins on her, that look even better in a set of nylons 🙂
Dawn Grayson on the cover of Beautiful Britons No.122 published by Toco. I’m really not quite sure why they tended to enhance the images on the covers of some editions like this, where it seems the image has been given a painted cartoon effect? On this version they seem to have enhanced the blue of Dawn’s eyes and made her red hair look almost grey! Not really complaining, after all it’s still Dawn 🙂
In between new posts and editing images I’m also trying to do updates to the current site content and one area I’m updating is the model profiles I’ve published. I’m currently working through Dawn’s profile, adding more images, adding a small database of magazine appearances, plus I’ll be updating her magazine cover appearances with better images, where I have them. One area that I was missing good covers was her early Beautiful Britons, Spick & Span appearances. In fact I have very little content of her from those appearances overall!
Thankfully that is about to change thanks to the generous support of Jonathan over at Vintage Fetish, who has kindly provided me with images of nearly all Dawn’s cover appearances for Town and Country Publications (ToCo). The above cover is the first good example of Dawn from Spick & Span Extra (Summer 1967), which like most of the covers from that early period has a certain painted effect to it, rather than a simple photo. A stunning cover of Dawn posing in an armchair with her hair in a plat, which I’ve never seen before!
Again, thanks to Jonathan for the covers and do go take a look at his site, as it’s my go to site for all Toco related publications and a great source for identifying unknown UK models.