Another shot of Helga Berk/Berkmann by Harrison Marks from one of my original negatives posing on a bed in one of GHM’s bedrooms in his flat. A great pose and a great nude shot of Helga showing off her slender body and more of her hairy pussy. So H could be for Helga, Harrison or hairy, take your pick!
I have had several sets of original negatives of this beauty in my collection for a while now, but never posted her, as she was down as an unknown to me. This shot comes from a set of 35mm negatives taken in the studio by an amateur photographer, but I also have a set of her taken by Harrison Marks on the bedroom set in pigtails.
Well now thanks to a happy coincidence I’ve been able to name her and several other unknown models. Last week Paul from Firebird Records sent over a dozen pages of original studio leaflets containing details of the studio’s, the facilities and a list of models on their books and how amateur photographers could book them and how much it would cost. More of that in another post, but amongst the models listed was Gina Baker and upon searching the name it came up with images of the model above. The different model lists have Gina down as 5’0″ tall with long brown hair and her vital statistics of 35.23.35 and you could book her for the princely sum of £2/2/- per hour in the studio, bargain! At a guess I’d say this shot may well have been from one of those amateur sessions 🙂
Well it is December and time for the ramp up of all things Christmas related, unless you are one of those sad individuals that’s already had their Xmas decorations up for weeks! A slow ramp up here with the odd related image such as this beauty. An unknown model posing with Santa mask and a rather large candy cane from the 1950’s and I wouldn’t mind finding her under my tree Christmas morning!
The Jimi Hendrix Album ‘Electric Ladyland’ is 50 years old this year and one of it’s controversial and banned covers back then featured a bevvy of naked beauties posing on a black background. Several years ago I got asked if I could identify any of the models and back then my knowledge was lacking, but now I’ve been asked again and on revisiting the cover I realize that I can now name several of the models and recognize several more.
Back then the cover photographer, David Montgomery, said he found the girls in The Speakeasy nightclub in London, which may be true. But I know those I’ve identified were also well known glamour models appearing in many of the magazines back then and worked for the likes of Harrison Marks and Russell Gay. I’ve numbered the models I can now identify and the list is below, plus a few I recognize and have images of but have no name.
The two blondes front left also look familiar, but can’t put a name to the lovely faces. Anyone recognize any other models?
One of the models named Reine Sutcliffe was interviewed in Melody Maker in 1968. “It makes us look like a load of old tarts. It’s rotten. Everyone looked great, but the picture made us look old and tired. We were trying to look too sexy, but it didn’t work out.”
Thanks to Les for contacting me and asking to look at it again 🙂
Another unknown model photographed by Harrison Marks that I thought I’d already posted but hadn’t! This model appears late in the Kamera run with her only appearing in the penultimate and final editions Kamera No.88 & No.89 (1968). This shot is from a number of negatives I have of her, but was also published in Kamera No.88 P20, but in a slightly retouched version. As you can see in this shot there is just a bit too much on show for publication back then, although they seem to have removed everything including the stubble in the printed version 🙂
Another model that always seemed to wear a wig when posing and I have this model down as Unknown Model No.38 in my list of unknown models
Update: I found her! This is actually 1960’s UK model Carol Marsden, so I’ll update everything and she’s no longer unknown 🙂
Another very nice view of Jennifer Garland and pair of plumped up tits from a scan of an original Pamar 35mm colour slide by Harrison Marks. Not that Jennifer needed to plump up that fine chest, as they looked like a nice firm round pair with those pink nipples. This has to be one of my favourite shots from this set of Jennifer with that long flowing red hair, bright red lipstick and those tits!