I’ve been very remiss with publishing some models and Annette Johnson is one of them, so I’ll set things straight with this lovely shot of Miss Johnson.
Annette became one of GHM’s regular models and was a coal miner’s daughter from Lancashire. Her career started very similar to many models in 1960’s when she started posing with local camera clubs and was posing by age 16 upstairs for the owner of the local shoe store in which she was working, her blond hair was real and so was everything else..
By 1970/71 she had apparently finished nude work for good, a short career compared to others. She was to reappear in the 1980’s working for Knave magazine as an agony aunt and posing with a more rounded and mature figure and unafraid to show more of herself than in the past.
She worked professionally under at least three other names, including Annette Scotson, Karen Fraser and Annette Bristow to name a few. A lovely lady by all accounts and one that loved her pets, both cats and dogs.
Another fabulous find, this time the first six months of the 1967 Harrison Marks/Kamera calendar all in high resolution. If you thought the works of Harrison Marks especially Kamera were hard to find in good condition, then the calendars are like finding rocking horse shit, excuse the phrase! I think this is another first as I don’t recall seeing a copy of this particular year’s calendar online anywhere.
Thanks must go to Simon for scanning the original from his collection and sending them to me to work my magic. So without further ado …
January – Annette Johnson (Dark Wig)
February – Suzi Khan (Sue Owen)
March – Marie Claire
April – Vera Novak
May – Jutka Goz
June – Cleo Simmons
My favourite must be Vera Novak on the well used Egyptian set with her distinctive make-up. Cleo looks to be in the hall of Ewhurst, as potentially could Jutka in the bedroom. Marie Claire is another of those models that was initially hard to identify as was not a commonly used by GHM.
Thankfully Simon has already sent the last 6 months of 1967, so I just need to wave my magic editing wand before I publish them. So as they say for any great two parter … To Be Continued!
Note: All images, original or otherwise have been carefully edited and restored where required and a lot of effort has gone into this. Please feel free to share, but kindly link back to these originals if sharing elsewhere, Many Thanks! – Wonder
Four shots of Annette Johnson from She Walks in Beauty, with at least two or three of the shots located at Ewhurst within the grounds. Not quite sure what’s going on with the shot by the window and the bowl of fruit in the front of the shot!
Three Shots From Kamera No.56 (1964) of Annette Johnson Taken Inside Ewhurst Manor