Fanni Leigh (Polly Eltes) on the cover of Skirt No.25 with the photo taken by Terry Sparks. I always like it when I come across a published image either on the cover or within the pages of a vintage magazine that I also have in my original collection and this falls into that category. I recently published a similar black and white version of Franni by Terry here, then what do I find on my travels but a magazine cover featuring one of the shots, but in colour. Unfortunately I don’t have any colour shots from this set of Franni, but at least I now know the colour of her top!
It’s always quite satisfying when you see a shot like above and can identify the model, photographer and date it was taken. The original shots were taken in August of 1972, so one assumes this was published later 72 or 73? Unfortunately I only found the cover, so no idea if Franni went on to reveal more on the inside pages!
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 🙂
Monique Devereux by Harrison Marks laying back on silk sheets showing off her magnificent body and hairy mound! A different shot of Monique as she’s wearing a wig and may well be from one of her glamour films by GHM, but unknown to me?
Another exquisite shot of Pamela Green as Rita Landre taken by Harrison Marks in the living room of his Gerard Street flat. This shot is also another of those rarer uncensored shots of Pamela with her shaved pubic area just on display. A wider version but censored of this shot appeared in Solo No.13 P29 (1959) which was dedicated to images of Rita Landre. As always a beautiful shot of Pam/Rita and it always amazes me how realistic the wig looked on her, so much so for ages I thought it was real!
As some may know GHM was a cat lover and one of his many ceramic cats can be seen in the corner of this shot.
Wanda Lidell from a restored 35mm colour slide sent over by Paul from Firebird Records and part of a small set I have of Wanda on this very shiny set!
Lots going on in this shot of Wanda from her wig to the black PVC outfit and pink contrasting negligee or you may be distracted by her figure, thick pussy or silver background, but all with a great smile. What I noticed in this shot and others is she also had a nasty scar going down from her belly button stopping just above her pubic area, with it more noticeable in some shots?
A very natural view of Nicole Yerner by Harrison Marks as she poses outdoors at Ewhurst Manor from the same set as this shot. And you can’t say you don’t see the full on natural side of Nicole in this shot, beautiful view 🙂
A big thank you to Ray for sending this shot of Nicole over
Dawn Grayson & Gloria Lomax as Melissa & Jenny from the US publication ‘Girl Friends’, appearing both on the cover and a small 3 page article titled The Inseparables!
Funnily enough both girls were friends or knew each other in real life and originally came from Luton, travelling up on the train to London for modelling jobs. Nice to see them appearing together in these photo’s although I do have an original of them posing together with a third model posted here. Not sure about the dodgy wig Gloria seems to be wearing in these shots, I assume it’s a wig!
Helga Berkmann on the cover of Girl Illustrated Vol.3 No.26 (1969), with a different shot from this set also appearing in GI Vol.4 No.39 (1970). Normally I’d have passed this by without a second glance, but she also posed for Harrison Marks and was on my list of unknown Models. I posted this original shot of her back in 2015 from my negative collection and have several others of her as well.
Like many models back then she appeared in numerous publications such as Escort, Fiesta, Carnival, GI and more and all with various alterations to her name. The main name that appears seems to be Helga Berk/Berkmann, but she also appeared as Helga Nolan and Mara Osterman in Mayfair. The shots by GHM and in GI have her wearing a short wig, but it seems her actual hair is slightly longer and blonde.
Another unknown model named and off the list 🙂