Kamera Calendars 1965 & 1966

Two more Kamera Calendars to add to my collection arrived over the Christmas period, with the 1965 copy filling the only gap I had of the missing calendars. In that I mean I have scans of all calendars from other sources and members, plus 3 original copies I’ve purchased (1960. 1965 and 1966)

As you can see the quality of both Calendars is very good, with the only defect being a slight double print on the cover of the 1965 Calendar, as you can see two sets of Jayne Tracy’s eyes. The inside pages of each calendar are perfect, with little colour fading for 50 years old. You could hang them on the wall today and they wouldn’t look out of place and as you can see the 1965 calendar is attached to a company backing board. Both also came with their original envelopes, but those are a little worn as you can imagine, but did their job and protected the actual calendars. Another bargain win on eBay as I won both for £7.80 including postage, result!

I’ve started scanning the pages of both and will start to share them on here soon 🙂

Pamela Green – Kamera No.38 Cover

One of my favourite Kamera covers and models in the form of the glorious Pamela Green posing for a still on the set of the 1960 glamour film ‘ Xcitement’. I have a full set of covers for Kamera, but I’m slowly replacing them with larger, better quality shots like this as I acquire the magazines and do a scan myself.

Ed Alexander Photographs English Beauties

My latest purchase arrived this afternoon and one that I’ve been after for a while, but unfortunately it’s been going for silly prices on eBay, so I’ve always missed out.  By accident I found a copy for sale on Amazon yesterday at a very reasonable price, so despite my reservations I bought it, but for that price it had to be a very poor copy surely?  It arrived today, the day after I ordered it, it was very well securely sealed, then wrapped in brown paper and had a wonderful set of stamps attached (several Channel Tunnel ones if your interested).

Well to my surprise it’s a very good condition copy of the magazine, clean crisp pages, no discolouration and for a magazine 50 years old immaculate! So well played to the seller on Amazon for such a good buying experience, if only all sellers showed such commitment. 

Anyway onto the magazine! As the title says it’s full of English beauties photographed by Ed Alexander, including none other than Dawn Grayson on the cover (one of the reasons I wanted it!).  Published by Whitestone Publications in 1964 it’s a 112 page extravaganza of well known models, both clothed and nude, including Eve Eden, Sophia Dawn, Annette Johnson, Molly Peters and of course Dawn. The strange thing is apart from Annette Johnson, they are all using different or uncommon names, like Sophie Dorn, Kay Stern and Connie Fielding. A wonderful magazine and insight into glamour photography and lots of location shots inside and outside at Ewhurst Manor.

I’m off to scan a few pages to share with you all, then putting it up on eBay for an extortionate selling price (joking, it’s one of the few I may keep)