Maureen Frawley from a restored 10 x 8 silver gelatin photo sent over by Scott. To say that corset is squeezing things in a bit would be an understatement and I could never see the appeal of such a device that constricts things so much! Yes, they have a certain sexy appeal to them visually, but they must have been so uncomfortable to wear and all to have a slim waist! If you’ve got it, flaunt it I say as there’s nothing wrong with a few curves!
I’d never seen many shots of Maureen until this one and then it reminded me I’d seen her in this outfit before. Racking my brains I realised it was as part of the trio model index cards I published a while back and that she appears there under the name Ashley Deane with the vital statistics of 37-23-37 and 5′ 5″ tall.
I came across this shot over on Tumblr posted by Magoothings and had never seen this shot of June before. The shot taken in a garden location features not only a young June, but also Nancy Roberts (stood) and Maureen Frawley
a third unknown model. I never knew June had posed with Nancy, but it would make sense that their paths must have crossed at some point and this is one of those occasions. At a guess I think this location may be somewhere like Sheplegh Court around 1960, with the photographer being Leslie Bainbridge? Only because both June and Nancy posed for Leslie early in their careers, but I may be completely wrong.
It’s still a great photo of June and friends and when I asked about it’s original, Magoothings said he’d seen a copy of this shot on eBay Germany, but I could find it to see if there were any others. Thanks to Magoothings for letting me share this great image, plus another of Nancy over on Kamera Club, and if anyone can shed any light on this image or the third model, please do let me know?
Edit: Thanks to Portland, who has identified the third model as Maureen Frawley 🙂