Rather than let Pamela Green’s archive languish in boxes I have decided to release a number of publications under the Wolfbait imprint. These books can be purchased from most online stores such as Amazon. Visit the shop page to see what is available. Suggestions for future publications welcome. Enjoy.

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The other day I added a sitemap page to the website. Something I wanted to do for ages. It will make looking and finding past posts easier. Not just for you but for me as well. It’s at the very bottom of the left-hand menu after Categories.

One of the things I noticed was I never did a post about the release of Nudist Camp Follies – Volume II. So here it is folks — another nostalgic look at naturism in 1950s Britain, featuring Audrey Wayne, Elizabeth Walker, Lee Sothern, Mina Feldgate, Nancy Roberts and Pamela Green among others. A lot of the photos were taken at the White House naturist club near Caterham and Spielplatz near St Albans.

The book is part of the Stephen Glass collection. Once again, a big thank you to Colin Gordon for doing the illustrations and Russ and Ray for helping to identify some of the models and locations.

The book is available online at Amazon and other such places.
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Hardcover Naturist book

Nudist Club Swimming Pool

The swimming pool at The White House naturist club, near Caterham. The club was founded in 1933. This image is by Stephen Glass and featured in the book The Pool of Enchantment by Anne Seton, The Naturist Ltd., 1950.

The Nine Ages of Nakedness, Ann Dixon, Hazel Taylor, Glamour model

Ann Dixon (Hazel Taylor) was former shop assistant from Tyneside who charmed her way to the top of the modelling tree when she came to London in the late sixties. It’s not difficult to see why.

She appeared in Kamera No.75, then 76, 78 and 79, all with photographs from one shoot — the Chinese Garden set of the Harrison Marks’ feature film The Nine Ages of Nakedness. The penultimate issue of Solo, no.60, was dedicated to her, in which a crop of this picture appears on page 48. Ann Dixon also appeared in the Kamera cine films Just Ann (1966) and Sunshine Strip (1967).

There’s sure is something about her five-foot-five height and 37″ 23″ 36″ figure.

Nude photograhry book

Yey! Just in time for Christmas — volume five in the Stephen Glass collection: Beauty Off-duty: Relaxed, Everyday Moments Caught on Camera.

Glamour girls are mostly photographed in the studio or some exotic location, so one often wonders what they look like relaxing at home. Wolfbait Books is devoted to showing you just that. And as you will see, these girls, whether on the phone, getting dressed, doing a bit of DIY or just hanging out nude on a hot day by the fireplace, are just as lovely for it. Featuring such well-known models as Lee Sothern, Kim Foster, Mina Felgate and June Wilkinson.

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June Palmer naked model 1960s

June Palmer (1940-2004) should not need much of an introduction to readers of this blog. Excluding Pamela Green, she was most well known and popular of Harrison Marks‘ models. She started modelling professionally in the late-1950s and in the 1960s she setup Strobe Studios in ClaphamSouth London, with her husband, Arthur Howell. 

June retired from modelling in the late 1960s. However, she made a surprise comeback at age 37 with a stunning nude pictorial in the November 1977 issue of Mayfair.

The renowned lensman Russell Gay took this charming photo. The scan is from the original print.

 

Here’s a clip from the British crime film, The Shakedown, in which Augie Cortona (Terence Morgan) enlists the help of the curvey Sylvia (Linda Castle) to blackmail a client, in this case, Arnold (John Salew), using a two-way mirror. I can’t help thinking that Linda Castle is the spitting image of the Harrison Marks model, Mary Deighan. Linda Castle also had a small part in Rag Doll (1961) about an innocent girl in the big city that’s worth watching. Furthermore, I think I recognise her in Peeping Tom (1960) as one of the guests at Helen Stephens’s (Anna Massey) birthday party.

Danny Kaye with Pamela Green

Danny Kaye (1911-1987) with Pamela Green taken by George Harrison Marks

Pamela occasionally interviewed the stars who appeared at the London Palladium for the magazine Show by Axtell Publications. Harrison Marks not unexpectedly got to take the pictures. Here’s a rare picture of Pamela with Danny Kaye in his dressing gown. For those of you too young to remember Danny Kaye was as an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, musician, and philanthropist. He was famous for being somewhat idiosyncratic. Physical comedy and rapid-fire novelty songs were his shtick. He starred in seventeen movies, including White Christmas alongside Bing Crosby.

 

Vitus, Model Studies, No.8, 1956

Vitus is an interesting magazine from Switzerland of all places. Twenty-two pages including the cover. There is a three-page article on Physical Education, which quotes Horace Roye from his book Maids (Elstree Publications, 1947) and even talks about the Swiss Federal Constitution of all things! Eight of the pages feature Pamela Green. What is novel is the front cover is without any type whatsoever. I added the type so people wouldn’t initially assume it was a scan of an interior page. Being a type nerd, I might do a future post on title type. What do you think?

Men's glamour magazine with Pamela Green on the cover

Pamela Green featured on the cover of another continental magazine — this time Carneval #23, from Sweden, published in 1966. An A4 magazine of 16 pages including the cover with a black and white interior. Not to be confused with the English magazine Carnival. Pamela, on the cover as Rita Landre, is sporting a full bush which is very unusual for her. As most of her images were for the English market in the 1950s, she tended to be shaved. In December 1967 Pamela dissolved her partnership with Harrison Marks so I’m not how involved she was in 1966 when this magazine came out. I suspect the image was taken a few years earlier making it all the more intriguing.

Cover image of Heath and Efficiency, January 1951, featuring Mina Felgate. Photo taken by Stephen Glass at Spielplatz.

The enchanting Mina Maureen Liberoff (1931 – 2016), née Felgate, was born in Kensington and grew up during the Blitz. She became a professional dancer and popular model, and as a favourite of the photographer, Stephen Glass, pictures of her would often feature in the naturist magazine, Health and Efficiency — on several occasions, she was the cover girl.

In 1950 she went to perform at Paris’ newest night-spot, La Nouvelle Eve, with fellow showgirl Candy Daly, and in 1951 she sailed to the USA to dance at one of New Jersey’s largest night clubs. She eventually settled in the US performing in such shows as The Latin Quarter and Parisian Follies. She relocated to Florida, with her first husband, Harris Bertram Wolser, where she made her home for the rest of her life. Mina Felgate will be featuring in our forthcoming book Beauty Off-Duty. Sign up to our newsletter to be notified when it’s available.

On October 4th the Regent Street Cinema, in London, will be hosting The Soho A Go Go Film Festival. It will be a chance to see such films as Primitive London, Rattle of a Simple Man and Peeping Tom on the big screen. The screening of Peeping Tom will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Aidan Mcmanus with yours truely and Jean Sporle, one of Harrison Marks’s legendary models. I’ll be selling a small selection of books in the lobby as well… and if you ask nicely, I’m sure Jean Sporle will sign stuff. Hope to you there. It would be a delight to meet some readers of Pam’s blog.

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Peeping Tom is available to buy from Amazon UK.

Peeping Tom film poster

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