Classic Lorraine! (Original)

A brilliant shot and pose of Lorraine Burnett by Russell Gay from an original print in my collection. I just love the fancy stockings and pearl necklace in this shot, plus the tin foil background, which in colour shots seems to have a multi-coloured look to it. Classic Lorraine in the way she looks and poses and this shot probably appeared in either Model or QT, both published by Gay.

Jackie Parker – Big Tits & Hairy Pits! (Original)

An unusual shot of Jackie Parker from an original medium format negative. It’s unusual because Jackie appears to have shorter curly hair than seen in her other shots, which was longer and we get to see that she has hairy armpits, if your into that type of thing. But let’s not forget Jackie’s other big assets that are on display here as well 🙂

Barbara Peckinpaugh by Edmund Leja (Original)

The elegant Barbara Peckinpaugh taken by US photographer Edmund Leja in 1980 from a set of original contact sheets. Barbara only worked as a model for a short period of time from 1980 until 1986 under various names and seems to have mostly done glamour or softcore work apart from two hardcore movies. Sadly no longer with us, as It’s reported that after her short career in modelling she committed suicide. In nearly all her photo’s she’s blonde, but this shot was at the beginning of her short career, so obviously her natural colour.

Edmund Leja (1919-2002) was based in West Hollywood at the heart of the early Southern California nude photography industry. He was also friends with Andre de Dienes and both shared several model contacts including Diane Webber, Collette Berne (Playboy cover model, July 1960), as well as Sue Snow and Tammy Saunders. Leja discovered and photographed three Playmates for Playboy magazine Teddi Smith, Miss July 1960, Donna Michelle, Miss December 1963 (and 1964’s Playmate of the Year), and Lori Winston, Miss June 1964.
 
Edmund Leja photographed over 200 models between the 1940s and the early 1980s and until I came across these shots of Barbara I assumed he only shot glamour shots similar to those published in Playboy. Apparently not as there are several shots of Barbara showing off a lot more (as members can see), but at least the collars and cuffs match showing she was a natural brunette 🙂
 

Brigitte Lahaie – Brunette or Blonde? (Original)

The unmistakable Brigitte Lahaie and another favourite in the B’s, either as a brunette as above or her more common look as a blonde later on in her career. This has to be one of my favourite non blonde shots of her and not even that risque compared to a lot in my collection. A very elegant look to this shot and I love how the stockings and suspender belt match with the hair at both ends 🙂

Brigitte Lahaie – Reclined in Green (1977)

I’m a big fan of Brigitte Lahaie (yes, another favourite!), either as a brunette as above or her more common look as a blonde later on in her career and beyond. She probably doesn’t fit into this site completely as she is best known as being a French Porn Star, appearing in numerous hardcore films and photo shoots, but I still like her! I tend to shy away from the hardcore stuff and enjoy the more glamour shots of her, although I have been known to post the odd harder shot of her over on my old blog.

The shots above are from unpublished negatives, but a set of Brigitte in this green chemise appeared in a European hardcore magazine titled Sexy Girls No.25 (1977) under the name Alice. I had a copy of this magazine and the poses of the girls left little to the imagination and you can see the set of Brigitte, plus others here.