Pamela Green

There is no denying the obvious visual talents of the beautiful Pamela Green, one of the most popular of all the Harrison Marks models, but she was also a very talented artist. Her actual modelling career started in 1948 through a booking mistake as a figure model for the life class at St. Martin’s School of Art in London where she was a student on a three year course Fashion Drawing. At the time she only posed for the Costume and Fashion classes for which she was paid the princely sum of 4/6 (23p!) an hour.She recalls – The day of my initiation into nude work happened by accident. I was called at short notice to fill in for a class where the model had failed to show up. The master was waiting impatiently. “Hurry up and get undressed, we’re late”. This was a life class. A quick look around the room showed me that the students were unknown to me as was the master. I thought “Well, there has got to be a first time”. I undressed behind the screen, and slipping on my coat walked to the rostrum. The master took my coat, helped me up and asked me to strike a pose. I stood facing the class, legs slightly apart with my weight on one hip. I have never felt quite so naked standing in front of about 20 students. After about 15 minutes I began to relax a little, everyone was concentrating on their drawing and by the end of the class it seemed the most natural thing to do. I collected my money from the office and discovered that I was paid more; five shillings instead of 4/6. I decided to begin modelling for the life classes and joined a small band of very young models who were all posing for the necessities in life, like their next meal. I was the eldest of the group at seventeen.*1

Pamela Green first met George Harrison Marks in the summer of 1953. George was a theatrical photographer and they met in connection with Pamela’s role in Bernard Delfont’s Folies Bergere which was running at the Prince of Wales Theatre at the time.  It was Pamela who persuaded George to try his hand at nude photography. Between them, they created the famous glamour model, Rita Landre, who no-one guessed was actually Pamela in disguise. It was clear that George and Pamela were an excellent professional team. G Harrison Marks Limited was formed, George’s photographic expertise perfectly complemented by Pamela’s skilled costume and set design – a skill informed by her studies as a fine artist, at St Martin’s School of Art.*2

 

Real Name: Phyllis Pamela Green
Modelling Aliases:
Rita Landre, Princess Sonmar Harricks
Date of Birth: March 28, 1929 Died:
May 7, 2010 (aged 81)
Measurements: 39-23-36 
Hair Colour (Natural): Blonde
Hair Colour (Dyed): None, but wore redhead and dark wigs for her aliases.

Significant Dates from 1929 until 1963

 

Pamela Green Images

Princess Sonmar Harricks Images

 

Rita Landre Images

 
 
 
 
 

Magazines:
Album Eldorado 
Bandit
Bounce
British Figure

Carnival Annual, 1956
Champagne Vol.1 No.3 (1967)
Études Moderne

Eve Vol.1 No.4 (Cover as Rita Landre)
Feline Vol.1 No.4 (Cover as Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)
Femme No.2, 4 & 8 (As Herself) No.3 (As Rita Landre) 

Femme Fatales Vol.5 No.1
Fiesta, October 1956, May 1957
Fiesta Special Collectors Edition: Top Glamour Models of the 50’s

Film & TV Parade No.14 (Cover)
Fotag No.6 (Cover)
Foto No.1 (Cover), 13 & 23 (Cover)
Grace & Beauty No.2
Gypsy Vol.1 No.1 (Cover as Sonmar Harricks)
Harrison Marks Kamera Glamour Guide 1 

Health & Efficiency Oct 1953 & Feb 1955 (Covers)
Helen.
(Harrison Marks reprints) 
In Focus No.3 & 11 (Covers)
Just Pamela Green  (Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera No.5, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 30, 31, 35, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 50, 51, 58, 64 & 74

Kamera Backstage
Kamera Classics 4. (Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera Classics 1.
(Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera Special No 2 

Lilliput Sept 1952 & Dec 1952
Men Only Magazine, Vol.39 No.5 (Interview May 1974)
Milkcow No.4 (2009) – Interview
Model Studier No 72. (Harrison Marks reprints)

Night & Day, Dec 1959 (Rita Landre Cover)
Nude Studies for the Student (Cover)
On Location Classics 2.
(Nostalgia Publications. Harrison Marks reprints)
Pagan 12.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
Pamela Green in 3D
Photo Studio 1

Pose & Poise (Cover)
Practical Photography, August 1961 (Cover & Article About HM)
Sarah.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
She 

Show No.10 and No.15 (Covers)
Solo No.13 (As Rita Landre) & Solo No.20

Sun Bathing Review Spring & Summer Editions 1955 (Covers)
Water Babies (Cover as Princess Sonmar H’Arriks)

Filmography:
Peeping Tom (1960)

Witches Brew (1960)
The Window Dresser (1961)
Naked as Nature Intended (1961)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The Chimney Sweeps (1963)
The Naked World of Harrison Marks (1966)
Legend of the Werewolf (1975) (uncredited) 
Art for Art’s Sake (1960)
Gypsy Fire (1961)
Xcitement (1960)

Other Publications:
Harrison Marks Slides
Pamela A Portrait in 58 Studies (1955) – Hardback book by Harrison Marks
Kamera on Location (1958)
She Walks in Beauty (1966) – Hardback book of Harrison Marks Studies
Kamera Calendars 1959, 1960, 61, 62, 63, and 1964 
 

 

*1 (Source: 60’sGlam Database)
*2 (Source: Pamela Green Official Website) 

Magazine Covers Featuring June Palmer

Modern Man Vol.11 No.9 Issue.129 (Mar 1962)

Modern Man Vol.13 No.8 Issue.151 (Feb 1964)

Modern Man Deluxe Quarterly Cover (Winter 1969)

QT No.36

QT No.39

QT no.54

H&E Winter Quarterly No.1

H&E Autumn Quarterly No.4

Model No.19

Model No.23

The Fabulous June Palmer (1964)

Kamera No.61

Kamera No.69

Kamera No.77

Beautiful Britons No.60

Parade No.1278

Parade No.1296
TAB (Dec 1961)

Hush No.11

Hush No.12
Girly No.4


More covers will be added as I find them, but if you come across any others, please let me know 🙂

Magazine Covers Featuring Lorraine Burnett

Kamera No.4

Solo No.2

Beauty Bazaar

Bosomy Beauties No.15

Bosomy Beauties No.17

Kingsize Vol.2 No.3

Monsieur No.10

Panama Club Magazine No.1

Swedish Models

Line and Form No.20

Amber No.11

Amber No.16

QT No.13

QT No.41

QT No.52


More covers will be added as I find them, but if you come across any others, please let me know 🙂

Ann Austin

Ann Austin was one of the most popular and long-active models of the ‘generation’ that began their careers in the later 1950s (like Lorraine Burnett, Paula Page, Rosa Domaille, Jackie Parker). In an early edition of Russell Gay’s QT she is described as the ‘most exciting new discovery of the year’ – the year was probably 1957.  She had the distinction of being the very first model to be featured in Harrison Marks’s famous Solo series.  Anne was tall, certainly five feet ten inches – in shoes at least, really high ones more.  ‘Anne was a big girl, Junoesque, but all the same assembled with enormous skill, so that everything balanced perfectly. If you didn’t think you liked big girls, Anne could make you change your mind … To cap it all, Anne was strikingly beautiful, with wonderful colouring, dark hair with coppery natural tints, and green eyes. A knockout … ‘She was a well educated and intelligent girl, softly spoken, and without any extreme accent, although from her background [middle-class, Kensington] one might have expected that … Money was obviously no problem in her family and I can only assume that she was modelling because she liked doing it, not from need’.

Real Name: Ann Austin
Date of Birth: 1939?
Modelling Aliases:
None
Measurements: 39-2537  Height: 5’10”
Eye Colour: Green 
Hair Colour (Natural): Brunette
Hair Colour (Dyed): None, But Known To Have Worn a Blonde Wig

Ann Austin Images



Magazines:
Ahoy
Bounce
Candy
Connoisseur’s Choice and Modelling Review Vol.4 N.11
Dude 1963 (US)
Fiesta Special Collectors Edition: Top Glamour Models of the 50’s.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
Fling 1963 (US)
Foles de Paris et Hollywood (Many issues)
Francoise.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
Girl Illustrated Vol.5 No.6

Glamour Figure and Pin-Up No.19
Hi-Life (US) – Miss Hi-Life, August,1964
Kamera No.8, 10, 12 (Cover), 14, 20, 22 (Cover), 34,
35 & 60.
Kamera Classics 1. Nostalgia Publications. (Harrison Marks reprints)
Kamera Special No.2
La Femme No.1. (Harrison Marks reprints)
Mademoiselle No.10
Mermaid (issue unknown)(US Publication) Model No.3 & 4
Modern Man (US) – mid 1960s
Pagan 12.
(Harrison Marks reprints)
Phot Studio – Many issues
Photo Studio Outdoor Album
QT 5 (centrefold) &
QT 6
Silky 1
Six 2
Solo No.1
Spotlight
Studio Argyle Figure & Pin Up – photographed by Rosalinda

Lorraine Burnett

Lorraine was exceptionally prolific and appeared in countless publications from the late 1950’s to mid-1960’s. In addition to her sumptuous proportions and baby-faced beauty, her slightly ‘buck-toothed’ look seemed only to add to her charm.

Lorraine was born in Manchester in 1937 and trained as a dancer before moving to London in 1955 to work as a nude statue at the Windmill Theatre.  Lorraine got lucrative contracts doing glamour shoots at camera and cine clubs in Soho

In a brief reminiscence of Lorraine published in Fiesta magazine in the mid 1980’s, Roger Davis recalled that she was especially popular in the US, but he shed no light on her origins. Davis also said she was ‘no clothes horse’ and when he first met her he thought she was nothing special, but once out of her clothes she was ‘a photographer’s paradise’ with an innate ability to pose. He continues: “Lorraine did a cabaret act, at various places in London. She could do the famous trick with the tassels on nipple caps, not only making the tassels rotate with the movement of her breasts, but making them rotate in opposite directions to each other. … Like Jackie Parker, appearing then in clubs, Lorraine must have been responsible for a large part of the raincoat sales in London.” Davis characterized Lorraine as “a very quiet girl, rather withdrawn in fact, an unexpected characteristic in a girl who could, and did, give an energetic and uninhibited performance on stage. … Hard to fathom, but a joy to ‘shoot’ “. One club at which Lorraine was a star act in the late 1950’s was the Panama Theatre Club, 42 Great Windmill Street, London W1.*1

As Well as working for Davis, Lorraine proved to be a favourite with both Russell Gay and Harrison Marks, whom she first worked with in 1958.  Pamela Green booked Lorraine after watching Lorraine with Harrison Marks in Soho and it was Lorraine’s 42” Bust and firm toned body which made her such a success.  Lorraine’s lingerie work was also a vital part of her work, appearing in spiked heels, suspenders, corsets and more, along with a variety of hair colours and wigs.

Lorraine seems to have retired back to the Midlands in the late 1960’s  where she continued to dance and strip, but little is known of her after that point.

Real Name: Lorraine Burnett
Modelling Aliases:
Sally Hayden
Date of Birth:
1937
Measurements: 41-25-36 Height: 5′ 7(1.70m)  
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour (Natural): Blonde
Hair Colour (Dyed):
Brunette

Lorraine Burnett Images

Lorraine Burnett Covers

Magazine Listings:
Amber No.16 (Cover) 
Beauty Bazaar (Cover)
Beauty of the Month No.2 – Lovely Lorraine
Black Garter

Bloom
Bosomy Beauties No.15 & No.17 – Issue devoted to her.

Bouncy Babes No.1 (Cover)
Carnival March 1958 & January 1959 (Cover & centrefold)

Carnival Summer Special [1958]
Connoisseur’s Choice and Modelling Review (Various issues)
Coral (Many issues) 

Eye, July 1967 (Cover)
Fiesta, December 1957 (11 pages including centrefold)
Fling (Three or four issues up to 1963)
Fling Festival No.2
Folies de Paris et Hollywood – Many issues, including No.131 ,184 & 316 (Cover)
Folies de Paris et Hollywood Selection 

Forty-Plus No.7 (Cover with June Palmer)
Foto-rama, June 1967 (Cover)
Frolic, Feb 1959 

Garter Parade No.4 (Cover)
Gem – June, Year unknown

Just Lorraine Burnette, (Harrison Marks Reprints)
Kamera – Many issues, including notably No.15 (Many photo’s and centrefold together with Rosa Domaille), No.39
Kamera Glamour Guide No.1 (1967?)
Kamera on Location (Hardback book, 1957)
Kingsize – Vol.2 No.3 (Early 1970s) 

Kingsize Special Edition No.7 (Cover)
Knave, March, Year unknown (Cover)
Lovelies (Various issues)
Model (Various issues) Including No.20, 22 & 31 (Cover & Centrefold)
Monsieur No.10
QT (Many issues, including No.13, 41 and 52
(Cover & Centrefold)
Panama Theatre Club Magazine No.1 (cover and feature, with some shots of one of her dance routines)

Paris Hollywood No.11 1960 (Cover)
Photo, February 1967 (Cover)
Photo Studio No.22 

Pic, August 1967 (Cover) 
Revels No.3 (Cover)
Revue Studio (Copenhagen)
Rosalinda’s Album (1958; Book of studies of Lorraine)
Satan’s Scrapbook (Cover)

Silk Seams, Vol.1 No.1 (Cover)
Six No.3
Solo No.2
Spick n’ Span – Numerous issues, including Spick No.110
Sprite No.6
Tic-Toc vol 1 No1 (US – date unknown)
Xtra

*1 (Source: 60’sGlam Database)

Sophia Dawn

Sophia with her stunning Mediterranean appearance and beauty spot, appeared in various publications during the mid 1960’s, including various HM publications.

Real Name: Sophia Dawn
Modelling Aliases:
None
Measurements: 37-22-36  
Hair Colour (Natural): Brunette
Hair Colour (Dyed):
None.

Sophia Dawn Images

Sophia Dawn Covers

 
Magazines:
Ann (Harrison Marks Reprints)Bandit
Champagne. 2 Unnumbered Editions. (Harrison Marks Reprints)

Femme No.9
Girl Illustrated Vol.3 No.29
Kamera
No.56, 57, 58, 60, 69 & 73
Kamera Winter Special No.3 (1967)
Lenz No.2 
Mirage No.9. (Harrison Marks Reprints)
Pagan No.7.
(Harrison Marks Reprints)
Parade – Numerous
Sapphire
Solo No.39

Filmography:
Peeping Tom (1960)

Witches Brew (1960)
The Window Dresser (1961)
Naked as Nature Intended (1961)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The Chimney Sweeps (1963)
The Naked World of Harrison Marks (1966)
Legend of the Werewolf (1975) (uncredited) 

Glamour Films:
‘The Bare Truth’ & ‘Nature’s Intention’ with Molly Peters and Frankie Young.

Other Publications: 
She Walks in Beauty (1966) – Hardback book of Harrison Marks Studies 
 

Dawn Grayson

Dawn Grayson was one of the foremost models of the late Harrison Marks era. Described by Girl Illustrated as “a byword for professionalism”, she was immensely popular and featured in many publications, not just for Harrison Marks, but also a regular in Toco publications such as Span, Spick and Beautiful Britons. She allegedly got started in the glamour industry after posing for an advertising safety poster and also appeared in a series of advertisements for the Milk Marketing Board. Born as Catherine Sheddock in Ireland and married a Royston Kirkham in Luton in 1962 and won the title of Miss Luton in 1965.

The safety poster in question was taken by Harrison Marks himself and was used by the British Safety Council in 1964 and caused quite a stir, as documented here!

The document and others state in 1964, she was 22 years old and married to a car plant worker based in Luton, Bedfordshire and had an 11 month old son.  Various other magazines also refer to her wanting to move to America or having moved to America as her husband got a highly paid position in electronics.  Another article says she had been in the states for about a year in 1973 and continued her modelling career over there.

So, some things do seem to be true in part, she was married, he was a electronics engineer for a car plant and they moved to Maryland in America in 1970, plus they had at least one child, possibly a girl not a boy.  As to beyond that point, like many other models of that time the details become sketchy.

Real Name: Kay Kirkham
Date of Birth: 1942?
Modelling Aliases:
Carla Higgins, Kay Stevens (Stephens), Gail, Nelson, Dorothy Gregson, Dawn Gayson, Liza Martelle and Dane Grayson
Measurements: 37-24-36  
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour (Natural): Redhead
Height: 5ft 4in (1.62m)
Hair Colour (Dyed):
None, but modelled for Harrison Marks under the name Liza Martelle in a long blonde wig.
                                                            

 

Magazines:

Name Vol Issue No. Year Notes
Avec Plaisir - No.1 ? Appears on the Cover
Beautiful Britons - - ? Full List of Appearances Here
Black Nylons Vol.1 No.9 ? Appears on the Cover
Body Shop Vol.4 No.3 ? Appears on the Cover
Bottom Vol.4 No.2 (Cover) Vol.4 No.2 ? Appears on the Cover
British Figure Beauty by Russell Gay - No.84 1968
Cancans de Paris - No.35 1968
Carnival - July 1965
Carnival - June 1967 Whitestone Publications, 1 Image
Carnival - Sept 1969 2 pages titled 'Dawn of Man'
Carnival - Oct 1969
Escapade Vol.10 No.5 1965
Ed Alexander Photographs English Beauties - - 1964 Whitestone Publications (112 pages) - Cover, P50, P75 & P84
Escort - June 1967
Escort - July 1967
Figure Quarterly Magazine Vol.45 Spring 1966 Appears on the Cover
Flirt 'n Skirt - No.13 ?
Girl Illustrated Vol.1 No.2 1966 As Carla Higgins
Girl Illustrated Vol.1 No.3 1966 As Dorothy Gregson
Girl Illustrated Vol.1 No.8 1966 As Dorothy Gregson
Girl Illustrated Vol.2 No.14 1968
Girl Illustrated Vol.4 No.38 1970 Appears on the Cover
Girls International - No.1 ?
Girls of the World - No.1 ? As Dawn Gayson
Good Photography - No.70 1966 Whitestone Publications, Appears on 1 Page, photo by Ed Alexander
H&E (Health & Efficiency) - Nov 1970
Heels & Hose Vol.3 No.3 1961 6 pages titled 'She Plays a Game of Pop'
Kamera - No.57 1963
Kamera - No.59 1964
Kamera - No.65 1964
Kamera - No.70 1965
Kamera - No.78 1966
Kamera - No.85 1967
Kamera - No.89 1968
Kamera Winter Special - - 1966 Appears on the Cover, P2, P7, P10 & P11 (Double Page Spread) & P25
Ken Williams London Figure Models - No.75 1967 Appears in 5 images
La Femme - No.1 ?
Mayfair Vol.1 No.3 1966 November Edition - Back Page Advert
Mayfair Vol.1 No.4 1966 A Medley of Models including Dawn
Men Only - - 1965 January Edition - 4 Pages titled 'The Girl Who Had Trouble with the Vicar', Photo's by Ken Williams
Men Only - - 1966 September Edition - Appears on the Cover
Mirage - No.9 ?
Parade Magazine - No.1322 1965 On The 'Gags & Gals' Page
Parade Magazine - No.1481 1968 Week-ending Saturday 27th April - Appears as the centrefold
Parade Holiday - - 1966
She. - - ? Harrison Marks Reprints
Solis - No.40 1964 European Magazine featuring Dawn on the cover with unknown model at Ewhurst Manor (Harrison Marks images)
Solo - No.43 1964 48 pages dedicated to Dawn by Harrison Marks
Span - - - No.131, 132, 136 (Cover) 137, 142, 143 (Cover), 147, 148, 150, 158, 163, 169, 180, 193, 229, 239, 250, 253, 258, 264
Spick - - - No.179 – No.140, 145, 146, 147, 148, 152, 153, 166, 168, 174, 179(Cover), 196, 217, 225, 232, 234, 257, 263, 264, 272
Spick & Span Extra - - - No.18, 19, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 36, 38, 39, 43, 44, 51, 52, 58, 59, 61
Stop - No.40 1964 French Magazine - Appears on the Cover and 3 internal pages. Some photo's by Ed Alexander
Touch Vol.3 No.4 (Cover) - - -

Filmography: 

Key Strip 1964 Kamera Cine Film No.59
Festive Spirit 1967 Kamera Cine Film No.88
Sleepy Time Gal 1967 Kamera Cine Film No E.16 - Dawn lays on a bed dreaming to awake and strip naked!
The Nine Ages of Nakedness 1968 Harrison Marks colour feature film
Brides in the Bath ? Unpublished film by Arthur Howell loosely based on the true life story of serial killer and bigamist George Joseph Smith

Other Publications:

Kamera Calendar 1965
Kamera Calendar 1966 – July
Kamera Calendar 1968 – Cover, January
Harrison Marks Calendar 1969 – February (As Liza Martelle)