I’ve just been sent this fantastic bit of memorabilia from John W and couldn’t resist editing and posting it! It’s the November page of the 1983 calendar from Duplex Communications and features a fabulous shot of a mature June Palmer basking naked in the sun on the sea edge. I don’t know if this was actually taken in 83 or earlier, but it’s definitely a more mature June with fuller figure.
I remember seeing this type of calendar in workshops and garages back in the day, before it became sexist and started causing offence! They seemed to be everywhere and can remember there being several up around the garage workshop where my dad worked, plus a huge pile of discarded ones in the corner. Just imagine what those calendars would go for now, especially the good ones like Pirelli, Snap-on Tools and Dunlop. Oh for a time machine so I could go back and collect up all those discarded ones in a box to keep for now 🙂
Pamela Green posing on what appears to be a photo from a late 1950’s. Well actually it’s not a photo as such, but is mounted on card with a die cut surround. The surface of the photo has been coated and has a textured surface to make it look like an oil painting, but that doesn’t show on this image. It also has a ribbon attached to the top for hanging and was obviously meant for a calendar? The image measures 9½”x 6½” and presumably published by Bemrose of Derby.
It also has a signature of the photographer on it in the bottom right and that looks to be Joan Craven, which would make sense as she took many pictures of a young Pamela Green in her early days and I think this is a rather nice shot!
Gilda Marshall (Rona Scott) as the harem girl of the month for February from the 1961 Fling Calendar. What a cracking view to warm you up through the cold February mornings!
A perky little shot of Britt Hampshire sent through by Terry from the 1967 Hall & Hall Calendar. Beautiful outdoors shot and as Terry says Britt came from Fleet in Hampshire hence the adopted surname. So another model and another adopted Pseudonym.
Gloria Lomax posing nude on a Tiger skin rug for a 1960’s calendar shot by Terry Sparks. Terry couldn’t remember the exact details of this shoot with Gloria but remembers that the calendar was fora company called Hall & Hall.