Diane Grant – A Sheer & Very Up Front View!

It’s amazing what you stumble across when researching a model for a totally different reason and then get side tracked! Three very upfront and revealing shots of Diane Grant who started life in glamour modelling in publications such as Spick, Span, Beautiful Britons and also modelled for Harrison Marks. Not quite what you would expect to see in those publications, but she obviously progressed as her career went on and opened up more (boom boom!).

These three diverse shots come from Naked Teenager in Color No.1 and I would suggest it was a magazine for the European market from the late 1960’s or early 70’s? Not only do we get to see Diane in various sheer outfits and sporting a very pink pair of crotchless panties, but we also see rather a lot of her pronounced labia in them! No censorship in these shots, hence the guess that they were for European consumption first! My favourite is the top shot where she’s lifting her sheer negligee to give us a full frontal flash, not that you wouldn’t see it all through that sheer material anyway!

Great seeing so much more of Diane, but aren’t crotchless panties with a stop sign on them a bit of an oxymoron?

Hazel Taylor – Table Top Elegance

Hazel Taylor (Ann Dixon) looking very glamorous as she kneels atop a table in just a sparkly necklace! An earlier shot of Hazel, not taken by Harrison Marks, but more likely Russell Gay and from the pages of the 1950’s Glamour Book.

Nancy Roberts – Stairway Glamour

A wonderful colour shot of Nancy Roberts by Russell Gay that was re-printed in the ‘1950’s Glamour Book’, but probably appeared originally in either QT or Model, both published by Russell Gay. I’m not sure where it appeared, but this shot has the typical squared background that he used in many of his shots for those publications. Regardless Nancy looks stunning in this shot with her hair pulled back.

Pat Davis – A Heavenly View (1959)

Pat Davis from Kamera No.19 P29 (1959) posing in the studio sat on a stool, with the sky background added in during processing. GHM did this on many of his shots, but it predominately seemed to be a sky/beach background, such as in this example of Sylvana Manto.