The Sheer Elegance of June Palmer (Coloured)

I saw that my friend from Tumblr Oldiznewagain had added this photo of June as a favourite, so I was hoping he would add his colouring talents to the shot and he has!  Colour adds a whole different perspective to the shot, but I’ll let you decide which is your favourite?

Princess Sonmar H’Arricks in the Hay!

A beautifully restored shot of Pamela Green as Princess Sonmar H’Arricks (or Harricks depending on who you speak to!) by Harrison Marks and used in he 1961 Kamera calendar.  Her name is an anagram of Harrison Marks if you didn’t already know and god knows how long it took her to ‘black’ up for these shots.

Thanks to Simon for the huge scans of the 1961 calendar that allowed me to restore the images to the quality above.  I previously published the images from the 1961 calendar, but will be replacing them over the next few weeks with bigger and better shots.




Note: All images, original or otherwise have been carefully edited and restored where required and a lot of effort has gone into this and may be subject to this copyright notice.  Please feel free to share, but kindly link back to this original if sharing elsewhere, Many Thanks! – Wonder

Bobby’s Bush!

Bobby Shaw by Harrison Marks on the Chinese Garden Set and published in Nature’s Intention Vol.1 No.1, Harrison Marks – A Series of Natural Art Studies (1969).  A beautiful collection of uncensored images with plenty of full bush on view!

Rosina Revelle

Not one of GHM’s models but still a well photographed young lady from the late 1950’s.  A well developed chest cut off in it’s prime, when her parents realized the type of modelling she was doing and put an abrupt stop to it! What a shame, as I’m sure she would have had an illustrious career had she continued, or should I say I saw ‘Big’ things ahead for her!

Monique – A Walk on the Wild Side!

If you read this blog more than once you will know as well as publishing images of my favourite models from the 1950’s and 60’s by GHM and other photographers, I’m also interested on what happened to them beyond. Did the models carry on, did they retire or did they take up a totally unrelated career, are just some of the things that interest me.  Some are easy and already well documented such as Margaret Nolan, Pamela Green and June Palmer, but for others it is less well known what happened to them.

Well thanks to a great article by Gavcrimson on his blog a little more light has now been shed on Monique Devereux (Monique Leitzau).
A Monique Devereux (Original) Posing for GHM with a Studio Background.

Gav’s article aptly called ‘All the boys love Monique Deveraux‘ goes into detail about the less glamorous side of modelling and amateur photography through the eyes one of such amateur photographer named Dave.  I won’t go through the details as you can read Gav’s article from the link above, but what it does do is give us a small insight (via Dave’s own page) about Monique.

Dave’s own page about Monique (Here) throws up some interesting things about Monique post her GHM days, such as …
  • She lived and worked around the Tipton/Dudley area.
  • She worked as an assistant in a photo shop in Walsall and modelled for a photo studio attached to the shop.
  • She allowed a more ‘hands on’ type of photo session for some amateurs.
  • Her boobs were FALSE! She had silicone implants, this I did not know, but I suppose the hands on approach confirmed this!
  • She continued to live and work in a bar in the Wolverhampton area.
Dave also comments that he also photographed Paula Page and that she was fairly short and this made her boobs looked disproportionately large. He also enjoyed the softness of her boobs before she stopped modelling, which indicates another more hands on approach.

So for all the glamour we see in the publications of GHM, there was also a more down to earth side to the models, where they continued to model and earn a living through the avenues of amateur photography. Much to the pleasure of those such as Dave that had the opportunity to photograph these models and then share the outputs with us.

Thanks go to Gav for a heads up on his article and ultimately Dave for sharing his insight into Monique!


The Sheer Elegance of June Palmer (Original)

Sometimes John sends me an image of June that leaves me speechless and requiring no narrative, so … enjoy!




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