We’ve had cigarette’s, now for booze and fast cars! A brilliant shot of June posing for a publicity shot or advert I assume, sat on the back of a vintage car with a glass of wine in hand.
The Grasshopper Inn, which is prominent in the shot still exists today and can be found in Westerham, Kent and is advertised as a privately owned, recently restored, beautiful Tudor building set in the idyllic Kent countryside. There are many images of the Inn online, but I couldn’t find this particular view, but I’m sure it has changed considerably since then! It is also close to Oxted and I have other shots of June from this same shoot with her sat on the bonnet and roof of the darker vintage car at a crossroads with Oxted on a sign.
The darker car is possibly a Jaguar, as may the white one be, but not 100% sure? A great piece of June Memorabilia that is different from the normal glamour related stuff and a snapshot of things back then.
Update: Thanks to MadMax who sent this message to me – ‘The cars are both Elva Couriers and this looks very like a publicity photoshoot for advertising or brochures. Elva were based in Bexhill, then Hastings so this part of Kent would have been almost on their doorstep.’. Madmax is spot on because if you go to the Elva website there are two colour photo’s taken outside the Grasshopper at the same time as the one above, one even has June in it with the title “Arrive in style and enjoy a glass of ‘warm’ beer and a Babycham for your lady.” – Fantastic and thanks to MadMax.
On further searching I’ve found another shot of June posing in a bikini in a white Elva here, that identifies the car as a 1961 Trojan-built MkIII Elva Courier. I also found ‘Fast Elva Ladies’ Page featuring June in two shots as well here. Which then also led me to this image of June I’d already posted in the now identified car 🙂
I love stumbling across things like this and all from one image 🙂 More images of June and the Elva to come …
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When I found this first shot of June and Eve Eden posing on a Lambretta Scooter I had hoped I would find more, but had never found any until now! I saw this shot several weeks ago being sold over on eBay by Teri Martine, but knew it would be popular so never bid on it. Fortunately for me John W did and he won it along with a few others, so I now have a copy to share.
The text that accompanied this image from Teri on eBay suggested that it was June posing on the back of a British Lambretta scooter and was done for the company that made the scooters and quite possible it was used for one of their ads in a magazine. John also sent me some other shots of June posing in the studio on a Lambretta for the company Cowderoy & Moss Ltd, so this could also be for them?
The other model is Eve Eden who did another commercial with June on a scooter and potentially that was the first shot of the two I posted. A fantastic piece of memorabilia and thanks to John for sending me a copy of this image featuring two of my favourite models. Surprisingly the first shot of June and Eve is one of my most popular images and they even had their clothes on!
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There’s nothing like a day trip out in your best coat and scarf to visit the sights of London! June looking extremely elegant as she poses down on the Thames embankment in white jacket and scarf on 11th August 1963. Sometimes the simplest of images of June are equally as good as the glamour shots and this is one such shot.
I didn’t realize, but I have two other shots of June in this outfit as well as this one 🙂
A bit of June Palmer memorabilia this morning in the shape of an old record cover featuring June that was being sold over on eBay. It shows a nude June posing within the Ace of clubs playing card on the cover of a Mexican adult rated LP and having translated the title I can see why! Chucha in Latin countries is a slang word that has various connotations, including bitch, pussy, fuck and a few others I won’t print here. For the sake of this cover I’m going to go with the translated title as ‘Poker Bitch – The Crazy Bitch’ , or something similar, but I think you get the idea! Not your typical Val Doonican LP to put on in the front room whilst having tea with your Auntie!
Regardless a great shot of June to find and thanks to John for sending the link. I also noticed that in the image of June, she’s got an old reel to reel tape deck in front of her, which seems a bit odd to then be used on an LP cover 🙂
A two page advert from a photographic magazine in 1959 (title unknown) offering the delightful services of a young June Palmer. I do like a bit of memorabilia of June and there were a couple of lines that made me chuckle in this advert, ‘A Very Good Model Indeed’ is very understated and I love the old style telephone number that uses words and numbers. I also like the fee per hour of £1 10 6, which works out in today’s prices as about £85 an hour. For an hour photographing June cheap at half the price and worth every penny. I know others have photographed June at various times throughout her career including John, so I’m curious what did they pay for the privilege of shooting June?