OK, more like a crawl, but I love this shot of Nancy Roberts kneeling on all fours in the grass, especially the look on her face! A very ‘You want it? Come and get it’ look as she poses like that.
Another from the set of Nancy taken in the grounds of Sheplegh Court in 1959, when she was a mere 20 years old! Looking at the details on the box of these glass plates I now recognise the handwriting as that of Leslie L. Bainbridge, editor of H&E (Health & Efficiency) magazine and then Girl Illustrated. Who also took a set of shots I’ve been posting of Lee Southern as well.
A great shot of Nancy Roberts nude in the garden posing as she inspects a rose. This is from the same set as a shot with her, June Palmer and a friend that I posted over on my Just June site, which originally came from Magoothings over on Tumblr. As previously mentioned I think this could have been taken at Sheplegh Court by Leslie Bainbridge, but a complete guess 🙂
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 🙂
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.
A second stunning shot of Nancy Roberts posing on a beach with only a sun hat and beach towel for shade. It comes from a photographic glass plate and was taken in September, 1959 at the beach near Sheplegh Court, Devon. What a body on view, including a peak of her uncensored bits. I’ve also realized that this set of shots of Nancy come from the Michael Winner film ‘Some Like It Cool’ (1962) and although she is never credited in the film, Nancy appears on several posters and lobby cards advertising the film. The shots in the posters seem to be at this location and in similar positions.