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  Unpublished photo.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 Unpublished photo.

Currently 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-/191353558502?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8d8f95e6

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

Gloria 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.

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-/191353581036?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8d8fedec

Gloria Dawn by Peter Gowland.  This photo appeared in Cavalier, 1962 and was taken during my first modelling session.

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.

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-/191347281730?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8d2fcf42

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel.  A reprint of a page from a 1963 calendar.

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.

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-/191349807556?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8d5659c4

Gloria Dawn photographed by Ron Vogel.  A similar but not identical photo was published as the centerfold in Gala, 1962.

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.

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-/191340170512?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8cc34d10

Unpublished photo, part of "Rose Garden" series.

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-

Gloria Dawn photographed by Ron Vogel.  This photo was never published.

Gloria Dawn photographed by Ron Vogel. This photo was never published.

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

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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-/191340170152?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c8cc34ba8

Gloria Dawn photographed by Ron Vogel in April/May 1962.

Gloria Dawn photographed by Ron Vogel in April/May 1962.  Photograph never published.

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.

 

Magazine Scans

While printing photos for my own personal album, I have discovered that a few magazine scans produce excellent photos.  You probably remember that in earlier posts here and on the onmemories site, I have stated that because magazine scans do not print well, I will not sell autographed photos of them.  Well … most magazine scans do not produce acceptable photos, and I won’t sell autographed photos of them.  However, there were photos I wanted in my album that there were only available from magazines.  Some that I scanned have printed well.  A few were sent to my friend who is selling my autographed photos on eBay.  Some others will only be sold directly from this site because I don’t know what people want, and I don’t want to print up photos that will not sell.  There are already too many printed that are not selling. 

Thus far, these are the ones that have produced good prints.  I may find others.

1)  Ron Vogel sold a number of photos of me on a brick sidewalk.  There are two color photos that I know about, and in addition, he sold at least three B&W versions to different magazines.  This one, published in Tab, is the only one that scanned well, and after working a bit with it, I was able to produce a quality picture.  I don’t know if anyone would want to purchase it; magazine editors certainly liked this series of photos.

Ron Vogel's photo of me on a brick sidewalk, published in Tab, 1966 (similar but not identical to the one published in Carnival, 1962).

Ron Vogel’s photo of me on a brick sidewalk, published in Tab, 1966 (similar but not identical to the one published in Carnival, 1962).

2) Ron Vogel took a number of photos of me in a Rose Garden in February 1962.  One became a page in a 1963 calendar (I was Miss July, 1963).  In my album, this photo will be the centerpiece of several photos that were taken in that rose garden.  I love them, but they don’t seem to be selling on eBay.

Ron Vogel's photo of me in a rose garden that became a page in a 1963 calendar.

Ron Vogel’s photo of me in a rose garden that became a page in a 1963 calendar.

3) Sam Wu took a number of photos of me leaning on a tree branch.  This was in Angeles National Forest..   The photo below is the only one of the set that I like.  It was published in Figure Annual,1964.  This picture has a photo-level quality.  My breasts look really good in it.  However, it may be too “artsy” for buyers.

Sam Wu's photo was published in Figure Annual, 1964.

Sam Wu’s photo was published in Figure Annual, 1964.

4)  This Elmer Batters photo was published in Nylon Jungle, 1963.  The setting alone (not to mention the emphasis on my legs), make this a “typical” Elmer Batters’ photo.

Elmer Batters' photo of me published in Nylon Jungle, 1964.

Elmer Batters’ photo of me published in Nylon Jungle, 1964.

5) This is one of the “Donna Cole” photos taken by Elmer Batters and published in Tip Top, 1964.  I have received so many requests for it that I did send it to my friend who is selling my eBay photos.  I don’t know when it will be listed.  Not for a while, as there are quite a few that haven’t been sold yet.

Elmer Batters' photo of me (as Donna Cole) published in Thigh High, 1967.

Elmer Batters’ photo of me (as Donna Cole) published in Tip Top, 1964 and  Thigh High, 1967.

6)  This Elmer Batters photo of me was published in Nylon Jungle, 1964.  I have received a request for it and so it will be sold on eBay.  I don’t know when.

Elmer Batters" photo of me published in Nylon Jungle, 1964.

Elmer Batters” photo of me published in Nylon Jungle, 1964.

7)  I liked this Ron Vogel photo, published as a foldout in Amazon (don’t know what issue or year) so much that I took and chance and printed a copy for sale on eBay.  It is a high-quality print.

Ron Vogel's photo of me that was published in Amazon as a foldout.

Ron Vogel’s photo of me that was published in Amazon as a foldout.

8)  This photo by Keith Bernard was published in Adam.  I received a request for a copy and to my delight it printed very well.  A copy will be sold on eBay.

Keith Bernard's photo of me published in Adam, 1964.

Keith Bernard’s photo of me published in Adam, 1964.