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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Example of nude byDouglas Webb

Douglas Webb, is well known for his stills photography within the film and TV business. His career, however, was far more varied than most people released. He would occasionally turn his hand towards product photography and even wedding photography. I have half a dozen nudes by him, among which I found the above photo. What I like about the pose is that it is full of attitude and oozes confidence — in that sense, it is quite modern. Unfortunately, I don’t know who the model is or when it was taken. I find the pose is quite striking.

Book cover for Past Masters of the Nude.

Past Masters of the Nude is the latest release from Wolfbait. The book is a little bit different from our other publications. It is an illustrated bibliography of nude photography books published in England from 1896 to 1960. 

It documents every hardback book of nude photographs published in England during the first half of the 20th century from such photographers as Walter Bird, John Everard, Andre de Dienes, George Harrison Marks, Roye, Jean Straker, Bertram Park and Yvonne Gregory. Full bibliographical details are given for each title, together with a description of its imagery and contents — a must-have resource for bibliophiles and nude photography collectors.

Throughout the period covered, the publication of nude photographs was a hazardous business. Public prudery and the law of obscenity made life difficult for both photographers and publishers.

In a scholarly introduction and postscript, together with the bibliographical entries themselves, author Jay W. King provides a fascinating account of the profound changes in cultural and legal attitudes towards nudity and sexuality which occurred in England in the first 60 years of the 20th century.

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Pamela Green sporting a gipsy look as Rita Landre for the cover of the Swedish magazine Cocktail, no. 5, 1963. It’s lovely to see Pamela Green’s assets being appreciated abroad. The magazine is A4, so quite large compared to similar English magazine of the time. At twenty-eight pages including the cover, the publication is a mix of short stories, cartoons and pin-ups. Mostly black and white with a colour centrefold by Russell Gay of QT fame.

As a professional model, Pamela Green was photographed by several photographers, especially during the early part of her career. This photo of a dark-haired Pam was taken in the early fifties by a Ronald Waite. Unfortunately, I don’t know much about Ronald, other than his association with the address 116 Pears Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, which is stamped on the reverse. If anyone has any more info, please get in touch?

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.

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