The first Christmas cracker up this year is the bedroom beauty Hilde Beck (Hyldagarde) posing on the bed for Harrison Marks from an original negative. One of my busty favourites and you do wonder if GHM bedded this beauty. Someone recently asked if he did sleep with his models and he did go out with several of his models and married two! It is also mentioned that on several occasions on location down in Cornwall he bedded several of the models during the 2 week stay. Randy bugger, but who wouldn’t bed this beauty given the chance 😉
From the series ‘The Undressing Room’, 1968 © John Goldblatt
An interesting shot from Roop that was originally posted to the forum, but worthy of a share here. A backroom shot of models relaxing in a dressing room of Soho perhaps? The model in the foreground reading the paper is none other than GHM model Hilde Beck and Roop suggests that the partial smoking model may be Monique Deveraux due to the hairstyle? He may well be right, but difficult to tell from what we can see.
I love it when these informal shots surface of life back then as a model, not all glamour I would think and plenty of sitting around and waiting for the next shoot or performance. Thanks to Roop for finding this little gem and sharing it 🙂
Hilde Beck (Hyldagarde) on the Egyptian (Pharaohs) Set by Harrison Marks and comes from the very extensive collection of original negatives from Kevin. This shot has Hilde kneeling on a stone block in a very passive pose, but looking equally as gorgeous and giving us a full uncensored view of those ample tits and pussy!
The sexy and very busty Hyldagarde (Hilde Beck) from a restored 35mm colour slide sent over by Kevin. This slide comes from the later Harrison Marks slide sets produced later in the 1960’s and this particular slide comes from set No.41 of Hyldagarde on the Egyptian set.
Which brings me on to the subject of GHM’s colour slides (and others) and if they are worth buying? Slide sets of his models pop up on eBay all the time and range anywhere from anything up to £100 per set, depending on the size of the set and model in question. But nearly all of them when you look at the images are completely red or a faded magenta colour as they have over the years lost their original colouring. Yes, the models are clear and we mustn’t forget that these sets are over 50 years old, but would you really pay £100 for a set of faded red slides? I suppose it also depends on what you want them for, to complete a collection, then in that case it may well be worth it, but anything other than that seems to me to be a waste of money!
Please, this is just my own honest opinion from my view of the world and yes in the past I have paid over the odds for slide sets because they were June Palmer or some other model I liked regardless of the redness to the slides. I buy them to scan for this site and try and restore them, but nearly always they are so red there is little chance of recovering the colour, other than converting the images to black and white. There are exceptions, as some slide sets seem to have survived better over the years than others and Hyldagarde above is a fair example of some colour remaining. It also seems that the colour in GHM’s original Pamar slide sets seem to survive much better than his later sets, maybe better quality production back in the late 1950’s?
Regardless of this fact, faded or red if they are Harrison Marks slides they continue to sell whatever condition. Finally, would I pay £100 for a set of non faded, non red Harrison Marks slides in good condition? Probably as it is Harrison Marks 🙂