Bookcase Headboard by Michael LeRoy

Michael LeRoy was only four years older than I was when he photographed me on May 25, 1963.  He had just completed an apprenticeship with Keith Bernard and I was his first solo effort.  I always remembered it as a “fun” shoot — he kept me laughing the entire day.  LeRoy contacted me in 2012, and as a result I was able to obtain copies of all the b/w photos that he shot on that day.  He died a year later.

I will be posting sets of LeRoy’s b/w photos.   This is the “bedroom set”, shot on a bed with a bookcase headboard.  In most of these pictures, I was wearing a short transparent top that he supplied. In only two photos was the top discarded.  One of these was published in Monsieur magazine in 1964 and later in The Big Butt Book (2010), The Big Butt Diary (2012) and The Little Book of Butts (2013).  LeRoy also gave me a copy of this photo shortly after we finished the shoot.

All these pictures can be purchased as autographed prints. The picture area is size 7.5″ x 10″ printed on 8.5″ x 11″ photo paper. Autographed prints have the copyright symbols removed.

Several photos have been colorized by Old iZ New from high dpi images I provided to him.

LeRoy Bedroom #1

LeRoy Bedroom #1 Colorized

This is a copy of the above picture (#1) colourized by OldiZnew.

LeRoy Bedroom #2

LeRoy Bedroom #2 Colorized

This is a copy of the above picture (#2) colourized by OldiZnew.

LeRoy Bedroom #3

LeRoy Bedroom #4

LeRoy Bedroom #5

LeRoy Redroom #5 Colorized

This is a copy of the above picture (#5) colourized by OldiZnew.

LeRoy Bedroom #6

LeRoy Bedroom #7

LeRoy Bedroom #8

LeRoy Bedroom #9

LeRoy Bedroom #10

LeRoy Bedroom #11

LeRoy gave me a copy of this photo shortly after the shoot ended. It was published in Monsieur magazine in 1964. Later it was published in The Big Butt Book (2010), The Big Butt Diary (2012) and The Little Book of Butts (2013)

LeRoy Bedroom #11 Colorized

This is a copy of the above picture (#11) colourized by OldiZnew.

Shelf Bra/Bed by Ron Vogel

Ron Vogel took this set at the end of a long day.  I can tell by my hair, which is straight. Earlier in the day, he had shot the picture that ended up as the Modern Man centerfold, a large group of outdoor “chaise lounge” photos that appeared in many magazines, the Shadows set, and a centerfold that was published in Gala magazine.

Ron must have been tired by this time because he made many errors in this Shelf Bra group. For one thing, his lighting was bad, too bright on the left (my butt) and too dark on the right, often generating deep shadows on my face.  Also, it appears that the room was not large enough for him to get the scope needed to take a photo of me lying flat.  Photos taken in the middle of the bed were okay but he took several pictures that cut off part of my body.

Yet two pictures from this collection did end up in magazines.

Part of this group was shot with me nude on a bed.  Half-way through the session, he had me don a “shelf bra.”  This was his own accessory.

Most photos in this set are b/w images scanned from prints. Two were transparencies I received from Kevin, neither of which was published. One picture, #15, is a low-quality image obtained from an eBay listing.

All these pictures, except #15, can be purchased as autographed prints.  Numbers 1 through 3 are 8″ x 8″ in size. The others are size 8″ x 10″.   Autographed prints have the copyright symbols removed.

One photo has been colorized by Old iZ New from a high dpi b/w image that I provided to him.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #1

This is one of the poorer photos in the set.  My face is hidden by shadows because of the tilt of my head.  Also my right arm hides my breasts — possibly a deliberate strategy by Vogel as he also sold non-nude photos to publications that wanted sexy poses but the breasts covered.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #2

This was a fairly good photo. When my head was lifted, as in this photo, the shadows didn’t hide my face. However, here again Vogal hid my breasts.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #3

The picture below was published.  It appeared in Flirt, an under-the-counter magazine that didn’t last long, one of many that published a few issues and then disappeared.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #4

Not only did dark shadows cover my face in this photo but Ron cut off the toes of my right leg.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #5

The color photo, obtained from Kevin, must have been taken immediately after the b/w shown above (#4).  Again, my face was covered with deep shadows and the toes of my right leg were cut off.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #6

The color transparency shown below (#6) was also obtained from Kevin.  This displays my curvaceous body well but Vogel had me do a “kissy” face for this one, not a natural expression for me.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #7

At this stage in the session, Vogel had me don the shelf bra.  But he had me lying across the bed and my legs are cut off.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #8

This photo is almost identical to #7 except that I have a different expression.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #9

This photo shows an error on my part.  I don’t have a good expression on my face. Possibly I was just starting a smile when Vogel clicked.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #10

In a couple of “shelf bra” photos, Vogel had me wear frilly panties that matched the color of the shelf bra.  Unfortunately, these panties were too small for me.  For that reason, they are pulled down in the picture below (#10) or semi-hidden in the color photo he shot (#15).

Vogel_Shelf Bra #10 Colorized

This is a copy of the above photo (#10) colorized by Old iZ New.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #11

This is one of the pictures that was published in a magazine.  It appeared in Delite, an under-the-counter magazine that didn’t last long, one of many titles that published a few issues and then disappeared. Unfortunately, the editors cut this photo off just above the knees in order to fit into a space below two other pictures, so the complete “me” was not published.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #12

Photos taken with me lying on my back got rid of the deep shadows on my face. In the one below, my crossed legs look quite attractive.  Unfortunately, from the expression on my face, it appears that Vogel snapped before I was ready.  Also, my breasts are hidden by my arms.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #13

Photos taken with me lying on my back got rid of the deep shadows on my face, but my smile looks forced in the one below (my fault).  Again, Vogel had me cover my breasts with my arms.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #14

Finally, after two flubs (#12 and #13), I got a good expression on my face in the picture shown below (#14).  However, my breasts were still hidden by my arms.

Vogel_Shelf Bra #15

This is a blurry copy of a photo that appeared in an eBay ad.  It does show the colors of the room, the shelf bra, and the frilly panties.

In the Desert by Elmer Batters

I received a number of negatives from Kevin, none of which was ever published.  It is apparent from what I was wearing and the fact that I was holding my panties in my hand that these were taken by Elmer Batters immediately after he shot the railway pictures that appeared in Tip Top, Nov 1963.

There is one picture in the set below that was not copied from a negative — #6.  It was published in Snap magazine, but obviously belongs in this set.

All these pictures can be purchased as autographed prints.  The ones printed from negatives are sized 8″ x 10.5″.  Number 6, the picture scanned from Snap magazine, is size 6.8″ x 10.5″ when printed.  Autographed prints have the copyright symbols removed.

Some photos have been colorized by Old iZ New from high dpi images I provided to him.

Batters Desert #1

This is my favorite negative of the ones that Kevin sent me. I can tell from the background that it was taken very close to the railway tracks, featured in that well-known Tip Top picture series of me on the rail tracks.  The above photo was never published but I think that it flatters my legs, butt, and breast.  My right hand is holding my panties.

Batters Desert #1a

This is a copy of the above photo (Desert #1) colorized by Old iZ New.

Batters Desert #2

This photo was taken almost immediately after the Desert #1. The only difference is the tilt of my head and the spot where Batters was standing when he took this one. He had raised himself (or his camera) when he shot it. Consequently, more ground is visible and less sky is in the background. I think this gives the picture a cluttered look. My legs, butt, and breast look the same but the overall composition is less attractive than with the first picture.Batters Desert #3

This is the third photo taken in this pose, after the ones shown in Desert #1 and Desert #2. Yet, unlike those other two, it is neither sexy nor attractive.  First, because it it a close-up, my standing leg is cut off, but it was my legs that made the other two photos so appealing. Second, by holding my upper leg with my arms, (1) the ankle resting on the sign became twisted and (2) a shadow was cast over my visible breast. Finally, I was in the pose too long, one that was difficult to hold. Although I am smiling, it is a painful smile, not a happy one.

Batters Desert #4

Finally I was allowed to rest after holding a difficult position. My standing leg gets to bend. The leg that was bent while resting on the survey marker now gets to straighten.  But my face still shows some strain from holding that demanding pose.

Batters Desert #5

Happy again. Or at least relaxed again. My legs are in the same position as in the photo show above (Desert #4) but the tension has left my face.  Who said that modelling was an easy job?

Batters Desert #5a

This is a copy of the above photo (Desert #5) colorized by Old iZ New.

Batters Desert #6

The picture below was in the magazine Snap; I found it late in my magazine search.  This crumbling stone structure had appeared in none of the other magazines containing photos that Batters had taken during the desert session. Also, I was nude and in the other photos shot in the desert I was wearing at least a garter belt and nylons. Here I had on only a pair of high heeled shoes.  I loved the photo – and so worked many hours to get it into presentable shape. It’s not perfect but the image produces a reasonable print.  From my hair, I can tell it was taken near the end of the desert shoot.

Batters Desert #6a

The is a copy of the picture above (Desert #6) colorized by Old iZ New.

Batters_Snap

Batters Desert #7

This photo was among the negatives Kevin purchased. It was the first picture that I had seen of me in that crumbling rock structure since the one I had found in Snap.  Again I was nude. Not even wearing high heeled shoes this time. They lie on the ground beside me.

Batters Desert #8

This was another photo taken in that crumbling rock structure.  To the best of my knowledge, this is the only full frontal nude picture that Elmer took of me.

Batters Desert #8a

A copy of the photo above (Desert #8) colorized by Old iZ New.  I don’t like my hair or my face in this picture (hair was too wild and too black; my nose was up in the air and I look sleepy, not sexy). But that was my body, to a tee. Not glamorized like Ron Vogal would display it, just a straight frontal view of exactly how it looked.

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Tip Top, Nov 63 by Elmer Batters

I appeared in three issues of Tip Top magazine.  My first appearance was in November 1963 when I was called “Sandra Lobo.”  I was trying to balance on a railway track and  these have been called the railway photos.  There were four photos in the Tip Top pictorial.

Batters Railway #1 can be purchased as an autographed print, size 8″ x 10.5″.   Batters Railway #4 can be purchased as an autographed print, size 7.6″ x 10.5″.   Autographed prints have the copyright symbols removed.

Railway #4 has been colorized by Old iZ New from an image I provided to him.

Batters Railway #1

The first photo in the series, the one below, was so popular that it was also published in a 1964 issue of Snap.  I was trying so hard to balance that I wasn’t paying attention to what I looked like.

Batters Railway #2

The photo below was the smallest in the series. It covered about a third of a page.

Batters Railway #3

The photo below was the third in the series. I have now taken my panties off and am holding them in my hands. No more tripping.

Batters Railway #4

The photo below was the final one in the series. Holding my panties, I can now balance (barely) on the railway track.  This one is available as a print.

Batters Railway #4 Colorized

A copy of the photo above (Railway #4) colorized by OldiZNew.

Batters Railway #4 Modified by kerensunna

The fourth photo in the series has become an icon.  This version appeared on Tumblr.

Batters Railway #5

The final picture in this series did not appear in Tip Top but did appear in the magazine Heels and Hose.  There was a Heels and Hose pictorial in which I was called “Millie Crowley” but this small picture is not part of the “Millie” layout. It is in a section entitled “”Leg Watchers Line-up.” I cannot make it clearer because in the magazine it is only 2.9″ x 3.2″ in size and slightly out of focus.

Modern Man by Ron Vogel

A photograph taken by Ron Vogel was the centerfold of the September 1962 issue of Modern Man.  This was shot during my first “house” session with Ron in early April (or possibly late March); this was also the session that the “Chaise Lounge” photos were taken.  In late April (or possibly early May) of 1962, during our second “house” session, Ron showed me a mock-up of the Modern Man centerfold.  He was very proud of it.  I remember thinking that I looked older and more sophisticated in this photo that I usually did.  It wasn’t my usual girl-next-door look.

I never again saw Ron Vogel after our second “house” session, but because he had shown me the mock-up, I knew that my photo was in the magazine and so I purchased it.  (There was nothing on the cover to let me know that I was in it and I never searched through racks of magazines to find the ones containing my photos.)  Thus, this issue of Modern Man was one of the few magazines that I kept as a souvenir because normally I was not told where my photos would appear.

Modern Man #2, #3, and #4 can be purchased as autographed prints, sized 8″ x 10.5″.  Autographed prints have the copyright symbols removed.

 

Modern Man #1

Modern Man #2

I received three negatives that were taken at the same time as the Modern Man centerfold.  Ron had tried several variations on the same theme.  The blue color in these old negatives faded faster than the other colors, which has altered the color scheme from the original used by Vogel.

Modern Man #3

Modern Man #4

Of all the photos taken in this setting, I prefer the one shown below, but the editors at Modern Man preferred the one in which I looked more sophisticated.  Also, in this photo, my knee is lower than in the photo that was published, and thus shows a portion of the upper pubic area.  Had I not shaved, there probably would have been some pubic hair showing.   In 1962, magazine editors were very wary of risking obscenity charges by showing any part of the pubic area.  This would have especially been true of a top-level magazine like Modern Man.

The Chair Set by Ron Vogel

On my final photo session with Ron Vogel, he took a series of photos of me sitting on a lounging chair in front of a window.  Three small images from this series appeared in the December 1962 issue of Topper.  I received some images from this set but not all.  In the group shown below is one of the pictures that appeared in Topper but not the other two.

These photos were shot at the beginning of the modelling session.  I can tell that because my hair was quite curly.  As the session progressed, my curls would disappear.

Through the window, you can see other houses in the area where these photos were shot.  This is the area where Ron Vogel lived.  The session was taken either in his house or in the house of a friend who lived near him.

As I own the negatives to all the b/w photos shown below and thus they all produce excellent prints.

All these pictures can be purchased as autographed prints.  Most are sized 8″ x 10″.  Chair #2, my favourite, is sized 8″ x 10.5″ and Chair #11, the close-up, is sized 8 x 8.5.   Autographed prints have the copyright symbols removed.

Chair #2 has been colorized by Old iZ New from a high dpi image I provided to him.

Vogel Chair #1

This is not one of those that appeared in Topper.  To the best of my knowledge, it was never published anywhere.

Vogel Chair #2

This is not one of those that appeared in Topper.  It was, however, published in a difficult-to-obtain magazine titled Delite.  Of the set of negatives that I received, this photo is my favorite.

Vogel Chair #2 Colorized

The photo below is a copy of Chair #2 colorized by Old iZ New.

Vogel Chair #3

This is not one of those that appeared in Topper.  To the best of my knowledge, it was never published anywhere.  I don’t think that this is a very good photo but you can get a good view of the other houses in the neighborhood through the open window.

Vogel Chair #4

This is not one of those that appeared in Topper.  To the best of my knowledge, it was never published anywhere.  I don’t think that this is a very good photo but you can get a good view of the other houses in the neighborhood through the open window.

Vogel Chair #5

This is one of three pictures in the series where Vogel cut off the bottom half of my left leg.   He often “snapped, snapped, snapped” hurriedly and thereby failed to produce a well-composed picture – this happened frequently, as shown in other posts on this blog.

This is not one of the photos that appeared in Topper.  To the best of my knowledge, it was never published anywhere.

Vogel Chair #6

This is one of three pictures in the series where Vogel cut off the bottom half of my left leg.   This is not one of the photos that appeared in Topper.  To the best of my knowledge, it was never published anywhere.

Vogel Chair #7

This is one of three pictures in the series where Vogel cut off the bottom half of my left leg. He often “snapped, snapped, snapped” hurriedly and thereby failed to produce a well-composed picture – this happened frequently, as shown in other posts on this blog. It was because he was trying to produce an “unposed” (or candid) picture. But here he ruined one with a beautiful natural smile. I’ve cropped the original negative as tight as I can in order to show “what might have been” had Vogel paid more attention to the position of my legs before he snapped the photo.

Vogel Chair #8

Vogel wanted an unusual expression (for me) for a series of four pictures. Instead of smiling or flirting (as usual), I was supposed to tilt my head back and open my mouth. It was supposed to be sexy. I didn’t open my mouth wide enough for this one and consequently my expression looks terrible, although my body looks fine.

Vogel Chair #9

Vogel wanted an unusual expression (for me) for a series of four pictures. Instead of smiling or flirting (as usual), I was supposed to tilt my head back and open my mouth.  It was supposed to be sexy.

 

Vogel Chair #10

Vogel wanted an unusual expression (for me) for a series of four pictures. Instead of smiling or flirting (as usual), I was supposed to tilt my head back and open my mouth. It was supposed to be sexy.  This is not one of those that appeared in Topper, although it is very similar to the one that did.  To the best of my knowledge, this photo was never published anywhere.

Vogel Chair #11

This is the picture that appeared in Topper. It is very similar to the photo shown above (Vogel Chair #10) but Vogel panned in for a close-up, deliberately cutting off my legs for this version.  A careful examination of my expression shows that this one, the deliberate closeup, was the one that was published.

 

 

The Table Set by Michael LeRoy

Michael LeRoy was only four years older than I was when he photographed me on May 25, 1963.  He had just completed an apprenticeship with Keith Bernard and I was his first solo effort.  I always remembered it as a “fun” shoot — he kept me laughing the entire day.  LeRoy contacted me in 2012, and as a result I was able to obtain copies of all the b/w photos that he shot on that day.  He died a year later.

I will be posting sets of LeRoy’s b/w photos.   This is the “table set”, shot outdoors on and around an old wooden picnic table.  In all these pictures, I was wearing some crazy underpants. They were part of LeRoy’s wardrobe accessories and I have never seen anything like them before or since.

In this collection of pictures, I am not very sexy, not gorgeous by any means, but my delight shines through. I look like “the girl next door” having a lot of fun. Can’t you just imagine a teenage boy peeking over the fence, catching a roguish view.

All these pictures can be purchased as autographed prints, sized 8″ x 10.5″.  Autographed prints have the copyright symbols removed.

One photo has been colorized by Old iZ New from a high dpi image I provided to him.

LeRoy Table #1

The only photo from this series that was published was the one below.  It appeared as a small snapshot in the 1964 issue of Monsieur.

LeRoy Table #2

LeRoy Table #3

LeRoy Table #4

LeRoy Table #5

LeRoy Table #5 Colorized

This is a copy of the picture above (Table #5) colorized by Old iZ New.

LeRoy Table #6

LeRoy Table #7

LeRoy Table #8

LeRoy Table #9

LeRoy Table #10