Just Added to eBay

1.  A photo by Elmer Batters.  This one was shot in May 1963 and appeared in Tip Top, March 1964.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Nude-Gloria-Dawn-Elmer-Batters-legs-Stockings-Garters-Signed-by-Model-/191384275855?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8f644b8f

Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters.  This photo appeared in Tip Top, March 1964.

Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters. This photo appeared in Tip Top, March 1964.

A close-up of the face in the above photo:

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2.  A photo by Ron Vogel taken in April/May 1962.  A slightly different version of this one appeared in Topper, December 1962.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Nude-Photo-Gloria-Dawn-sexy-vintage-Signed-by-Model-/191384161924?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8f628e84

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel.  A slightly different version of this one appeared in Topper, Dec 1962.

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. A slightly different version of this one appeared in Topper, Dec 1962.

A close-up of the face in the above photo:

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3.  A photo by Ron Vogel taken in February 1962 at Malibu after shooting the cover for Carnival, September 1962.  This one was never published.   Although the bathing suit is pulled very low, the nipples are not showing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Vintage-Photo-Gloria-Dawn-aka-Shannon-Moeser-Signed-by-Model-/191384153185?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8f626c61

An unpublished photo by Ron Vogel.

An unpublished photo by Ron Vogel.

A close-up of the face in the above photo:

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On eBay

These are the current photos on sale on eBay.

1)  Another photo from the Donna Cole series that appeared in Tip Top, December 1964.  All these photos were taken by Elmer Batters on a movie set in which I took part in August 1963.  This one is the third in the series.  The other two were sold.

 http://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Nude-Photo-Gloria-Dawn-Elmer-Batters-Legs-Stockings-Signed-by-Model-/191384284426?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8f646d0aGloria Dawn by Elmer Batters.  This photo appeared in Tip Top, Dec 1964. A close-up of the face in the above photo. A close-up of the face in the above photo. 2)  A photo by Peter Gowland that appeared in Cavalier, 1962.  This photo was taken in my first modelling session.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Sexy-Nude-Photo-Gloria-Dawn-Peter-Gowland-Signed-by-Model-/191372516320?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8eb0dbe0 Gloria Dawn by Peter Gowland.  This photo appeared in Cavalier, 1962 and was taken during my first modelling session. A close-up of the face on the photo above. 3)  A reprint of a calendar page.  The photo was taken in Feb 1962.  Ron Vogel gave me the copy of my page — July 1963.  Ron took all the pictures in this particular calendar.  He probably gave each of the models their page.  (Notice my eyes are brown.  I don’t know how that happened.  They are brown in the calendar photo as well.  It must have been how the sun was shining — at the back, leaving my face in a bit of shadow.  When the face was lightened for the calendar photo, my eyes — which did have brown flecks — came out brown.)  This photo is one of the set that was shot in the Rose Garden — see Facebook for more details about the Rose Garden photos.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Vintage-Nude-Photo-of-Gloria-Dawn-aka-Shannon-Moeser-Signed-by-Model-/191408429870?

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel.  A reprint of a page from a 1963 calendar. The photo is printed on glossy paper.  It is as clear as the calendar page itself.  A close-up of the face appears below: Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel.  Close-up of face on photo taken from 1963 calendar.

4)  An unpublished photo by Ron Vogel.  A similar (but not identical) photo was the centerfold in Gala (1962).  I purchased the transparency for this one.  The breast and nipple are visible in the photo.  (PS:  I was looking at the eBay image of this photo and noticed a faint line running from the hand holding the wine glass upwards across the sofa.  It is on the image below also.  This line is not on the printed photo.  It must have appeared when I was scanning the signed photo or when the scanned photo was being emailed to Brian, the person who is selling these photos on eBay.)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Vintage-Sexy-Nude-Photo-of-Gloria-Dawn-Signed-by-Model-/191372514802?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8eb0d5f2

Gloria Dawn photographed by Ron Vogel.  A similar but not identical photo was published as the centerfold in Gala, 1962. A close-up of the face in the above photo: A close-up of Gloria_Dawn_2 at high dpi. 5)  An unpublished photo by Ron Vogel taken at Malibu during our first modelling session.  It was taken in a Rose Garden at Malibu in February 1962.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Vintage-Sexy-Topless-Photo-of-Gloria-Dawn-Signed-by-Model-/191405093173?

Unpublished photo, part of "Rose Garden" series. A close-up of the face in the above photo:

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6)  An unpublished photo by Ron Vogel.  This photo was taken in March/April 1962.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Vintage-Sexy-Topless-Photo-of-Gloria-Dawn-Signed-by-Model-/191408431992?

Gloria Dawn photographed by Ron Vogel.  This photo was never published. A close-up of the face of the above photo: Bathroom-14_close-up

7)  A photo by Ron Vogel that was taken in April/May 1962.  It was never published.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Vintage-Photo-Gloria-Dawn-Ron-Vogel-Sexy-Signed-by-Model-/191374009893?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8ec7a625
 Gloria Dawn photographed by Ron Vogel in April/May 1962.

Another “Different” Elmer Batters Photo

In addition to the photo mentioned below (in “yes or no”), I just completed another “different” Elmer Batters photo that I am now ready to sell. This is one of my favorites. In fact, I put a less finished version of it on the header to this web site.

I spent about five years — on-and-off — working on this photo to get it to a level where I am satisfied with it. I’ve already printed a copy.

I consider it a “different” type of Batters photo because it does not focus at all on my legs or feet. It focuses on my face. See: Elmer Batters was a good overall photographer; he just preferred taking photos of legs.

Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters.  A photo published in Late Show, 1964.

Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters. A photo published in Late Show, 1964.

Yes or No?

Elmer Batters took the photo below at the same time as he took the set of “Donna Cole” photos that he published in Tip Top.  That set was in a feature entitled Rolled Pose on a Table Top.  This photo was NOT included in the feature.  In fact, it was never published anywhere.

In that same Tip Top, there is a feature entitled “How (and how not) to shoot a pair of legs.”  One thing mentioned in this article is that it is a mistake for a dedicated leg man to have the model bend her legs under her posterior so that the knees appear to be amputation stumps, and is recommended only when a model has an attractive face and torso but legs which don’t measure up to the same standards.

Of course, Batters sometimes had me bend my legs under my posterior so he could emphasize my breasts, but he never mentions that a model may have both good legs and good breasts.

The Donna Cole series of photos did emphasize my legs, and also made me appear to be very sultry and “worn-out.”  The one below, taken at the same time, shows that I was just having fun, so I guess Elmer, or his editor, decided that it didn’t fit in with the rest of the photos and thus was never published.

Frankly, I think that this photo complements the ones published under the “Donna Cole” name, showing my many moods — while posing on (or with) a table top.  What do you think?  Pick “yes” it is just another facet of Donna Cole, or “no” I don’t like it (or “Maybe I like it but it definitely doesn’t go with the Donna Cole set.”)

Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters.  Unpublished photo.

Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters. Unpublished photo.

Donna Cole Pictures (Updated)

There are a number of Donna Cole photos floating around the internet.   Donna Cole was the name attached to them, but they were photos of me, taken by Elmer Batters on the second occasion I worked with him (see “Nude in Black and Blonde” published in onmemories).

These pictures appeared in the December 1964 issue of Tip Top. They were black and white photos that were tinted by the magazine editors. The reason they were tinted was to cover the flaws.  They were taken on a movie set under harsh lighting conditions, so there were many shadows.  That is why they don’t look like most of Batters’ photos.  He preferred to work under natural lighting conditions. 

After looking for five years, I have finally been able to obtain a copy of the magazine.  I’ve attempted to get these photos back closer to their original look by changing them to their original black and white and then smoothing out all the magazine and scanning flaws.  I did see a negative of another photo shot at the same time on eBay, and this original negative was not nearly as “harsh” as those floating around the internet.

It takes me about 50-60 hours of work to get it good enough to make a suitable print.  So I am selling my “tweaked” photos, signed on eBay.  I have sold one on eBay and two privately through this site.  There is another that I have finished and will be listed on eBay in early September. 

Below are copies of the originals from the internet, and my “tweaked” versions.  There are only three tweaked versions visible right now.  But keep returning, and there will be others added over time.

Pic 1

Original Donna Cole photo obtained from internet.

Original Donna Cole photo obtained from internet.

Donna Cole photo sold on eBay (without strips) after tweaking.

Donna Cole photo sold on eBay (without strips) after tweaking.


 Pic 2

Original Donna Cole obtained from internet.

Original Donna Cole obtained from internet.

Donna Cole to be listed on eBay in September.

Donna Cole to be listed on eBay in September.


Pic 3

Original Donna Cole obtained from internet.

Original Donna Cole obtained from internet.

Donna Cole to be listed on eBay in September.

Donna Cole to be listed on eBay in September.

More to come later…

More Magazine Scans

One more magazine scan that I have found makes a beautiful printed photo.

1)  The black wig photo by Peter Gowland published in Cavalier 1962.  I am wearing a black wig, but that’s my body, and my dimple, mouth, nose, and eyes.  And it’s the only other nude I have by Peter Gowland.  It prints like it is a real photo and if I hadn’t scanned it from a magazine, I would believe it was a real photo.  I don’t know if anyone will want to purchase it, but if someone does, it is available from this site only.

Gloria Dawn by Peter Gowland, published in Cavalier, 1962.

Gloria Dawn by Peter Gowland, published in Cavalier, 1962.

Check back periodically to see if there are any more magazine scans that I find print like real photos.