The Fabulous Franni Leigh! (Original)

Another shot by Terry Sparks from my collection of his contact sheets and this time featuring Franni Leigh, who has already appeared on this site several times before here. This comes from a set of photos taken by Terry in August 1972 and the two previous colour shots on the bed are from this same set. Compared to my other posts and other shots I have seen this is very tame, but at the same time a very good shot of her, with you being able to see her small pert tits through that tight top.

As already explained Franni wasn’t her real name and beneath that wig she was actually fashion model Polly Eltes, who worked for the likes of David Bailey and others, with this being one of her few full nude modelling assignments. She also had brief careers as a British actress and singer, but today she has come full circle and has become a successful photographer behind the camera working for interiors and lifestyle magazines. Thanks as always to Terry for the fabulous insights into his time behind the camera with these models.

It’s also my last post before my week away, so there will be no further updates until I return. Thank you to everyone for the comments and emails showing support to the site after my moan about my images being used elsewhere as it’s really appreciated. I’ll take the time away to decide what to do next, but I’m sure I’ll be back after my break and will continue posting in some format, as it would be a shame to hide away all the 1000’s of images I now have in my archive because of a few selfish people!

Enjoy Franni and see you all soon 🙂

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A Rocky View of June (Original)

A stunning shot of June Palmer posing nude and oiled on the rocks! Taken by Arthur Howell in some sunny location on holiday with June looking like she’s tempted to take a dip in the sea to cool off. I know I need cooling off after seeing this view of June 🙂

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A Nice Set of Boxes!

A nice set of 4 vintage slide boxes for Harrison Marks colour slide sets and originally these boxes would have contained sets of 6 slides featuring the model shown on the front. A big thanks to Kevin for sending these to me, as he was only going to throw them away, as he bought some unrelated slides off eBay and the seller sent them to him in these boxes for protection. I jumped at the chance to have them, because they are over 50 years old and by Harrison Marks, plus I’m sure I have a number of the slides in my collection that belong to these sets. So it will be nice to have the box relating to the slides and then trying to complete the sets. All in very good condition considering their age as well 🙂

The boxes belong to the following models and set numbers for reference: Kay Fitzsimmonds (Bottom Left) – Set No.2, Madeleine Mills (Bottom Right)- Set No.3, Tina Graham – Set No.8 (Top Left) and Eve Eden (Top Right) – Set No.15

 

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Agnes Grieves by Terry Sparks (Original)

A beautiful shot of ebony model Agnes Grieves taken by Terry Sparks. Not a model I was aware of until coming across this set of contact sheets of her by Terry, but she does remind me of another ebony model that also posed for Terry, Sylvia Bayo.

I have 9 contact sheets featuring Agnes by Terry with over 140 images of her posing in various locations around a house including bedroom, living room and some full nude shots in the bath. I have no idea where these were taken but Terry has commented that they were taken on 21st September 1971.

As an aside I recently acquired a further 8 sets of contact sheets of other models taken by Terry Sparks, so more new models to come including some fantastic sets of Terry Graham and Franni Leigh 🙂

Clyda Rosen – A Break From Action! (Original)

A film still taken on the set of the Harrison Marks film ‘Dolly Mixture’ of Clyda Rosen and ‘Short Jack Gold’ relaxing between shoots! Both looking very happy and relaxed before the action starts again 🙂