A fabulous view of 1960’s UK glamour model Rena Brown from behind showing off her rather nice round rear. There’s something different about this shot as she poses on that chair looking over her shoulder with a pout for the camera. One assumes that’s a kids chair rather than Rena having an over-sized bottom! A great shot sent over from Kevin who is selling this original and others over on his eBay page here.
The Jimi Hendrix Album ‘Electric Ladyland’ is 50 years old this year and one of it’s controversial and banned covers back then featured a bevvy of naked beauties posing on a black background. Several years ago I got asked if I could identify any of the models and back then my knowledge was lacking, but now I’ve been asked again and on revisiting the cover I realize that I can now name several of the models and recognize several more.
Back then the cover photographer, David Montgomery, said he found the girls in The Speakeasy nightclub in London, which may be true. But I know those I’ve identified were also well known glamour models appearing in many of the magazines back then and worked for the likes of Harrison Marks and Russell Gay. I’ve numbered the models I can now identify and the list is below, plus a few I recognize and have images of but have no name.
The two blondes front left also look familiar, but can’t put a name to the lovely faces. Anyone recognize any other models?
One of the models named Reine Sutcliffe was interviewed in Melody Maker in 1968. “It makes us look like a load of old tarts. It’s rotten. Everyone looked great, but the picture made us look old and tired. We were trying to look too sexy, but it didn’t work out.”
Thanks to Les for contacting me and asking to look at it again 🙂
A side profile of Rena Brown on the dungeon set and taken from the pages of New Kamera No.1 (1969). Rena appeared in the GHM movies ‘The Nine Ages of Nakedness’ and had a more substantial role in ‘Pattern of Evil’ and several shots of her in black leather outfit on the dungeon set appear in later editions of Kamera.