The Jigger Photos

I had been searching for it for five years and when I finally found it, I couldn’t let it go and so ended up paying way over my budget.

“It” was the picture below, posted to my gallery folder at My Archives in August 2010. I could tell this photo was from a magazine and knew that the photographer was Ron Vogel because I’d seen other Vogel pictures of me wearing these accessories – identical beads and panties.


The original Jigger post.

The guy who posted this didn’t know where he found the picture; it was one of many images stored on his computer. By 2010, I had discovered most of Ron’s layouts but I thought it might have been published as a single, used to illustrate a story in one of the many men’s magazines of the 60s. Several of my photos appeared in magazines like Adam’s Beside Reader, throwaways that were discarded once read because they contained few photos.

I put out a request to members of My Archives, asking if anyone knew the name of the magazine where it had appeared. I even requested information on this photo in an essay I wrote here. But I received no responses.

Five years later, the magazine appeared on eBay. It was not just one photo but a layout in an obscure publication called Jigger. I could tell from the photos shown in the eBay listing that Jigger was aimed at the Parliament market – photos of average-looking women wearing tacky underwear, women whose breasts sagged (mine too) and bottoms were flabby (mine too).  Women photographed in provocative poses rather than glamorous ones.  The anti-Playboy look.  It didn’t go over well at the time; few copies were sold and only one issue published.  (It lacked the Batters’ appeal to butt and leg watchers that helped sell Parliament magazines.)

Given that it wasn’t a Parliament publication and didn’t contain photos by Elmer Batters, I thought that it might sell for a reasonable cost. I was wrong. Not many bidders were interested, but one put in such a high bid that I had to pay six times my budget to win the auction. I would have walked away except that I’d never seen another copy and I’d been searching for so long.

Because I paid such a high price, I need to sell a few copies of the best photos. Consequently, although I have posted most of the pictures on My Archives and will soon post them on Tumblr, I have held back the best four. Copies are shown below. They are available only by ordering from mcleavey on eBay or directly from me.

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel -- Jigger-1

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel — Jigger-1

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel -- Jigger-2

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel — Jigger-2

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel -- Jigger-3

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel — Jigger-3

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel -- Jigger-4

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel — Jigger-4

Purchase Autographed Photos From Negatives I Own

The photos below were all printed from scanned negatives I own.  Some have never been shown before.  Each is 8″ x 10.5″ in size, printed on 8.5″ x 11″ glossy photo paper.

Each photo is U.S. $10 plus shipping.  Shipping to the U.S. is $5.50 for up to three in a package.  To Europe, shipping is $11 for up to three in a package.

You can combine one or two of these photos with a photo or photos shown under the tabs “Photos Sold on eBay” or “My Album” (size 7.5″ x 10″).

Each photo will be autographed:  “To  ??? [whatever name you wish], Gloria Dawn aka Shannon Moeser.”  If there is room and you desire it, you can have “Best Regards” or “Best Wishes” added to the autograph.

To order one or more of these photos, you must contact me at:  Put “Purchase Prints from Negatives” on the subject line.

These are exceptionally clear photos.  I have printed one copy of each to ensure that they look good.  Although I have sold a few in the smaller 5 x 7 size, I won’t be selling any more of this group at that size because the smaller prints do not do them justice.

Desk Photos by Ron Vogel

I have a set of negatives that Ron Vogel took of me sitting at a desk.  None of this set ever was printed in a magazine.  Possibly the magazine editors did not feel that they “fit into” the “bubbly blonde” point of view they were trying to project with my pictures.  Yet this set was prescient in light of my later career as a scholar.  Two of the photos have me looking at the camera and one has me looking down at what I am writing.  In all three, my breasts look round and full, and both nipples are showing.

Desk-1 Desk-1
Desk-2 Desk-2
Desk-3 Desk-3

Elmer Batters Photos

Please see notes below each photo:

Batters_Fence Batters_Fence

In the above photo, Batters has taken a good picture of my legs and butt.  The nipple of my right breast is also showing.  The face is a bit fuzzy, but in many of Batters’ photos shot while we were out in the desert, my face was a bit fuzzy.

Batters_Legs Batters_Legs

Here Batters is focusing on my legs.  Again my face — what you can see of it — is a bit fuzzy.  You can see the old truck that was used in the Heels and Hose pictures in the background.

Batters_Toes Batters_Toes

In this photo, my face was very fuzzy.  I can’t make it any clearer because Batters was focusing on my toes.  I guess this photo is for Elmer Batters fans only.

Ron Vogel “Shadows” Photos

I am currently posting 13 photos on Tumblr that Ron Vogel shot using a single point of light, creating deep shadows on my face and body – sharp, distinct shadows with a precise edge.  I will not post these three, the best of the group.

Two of these have never been posted before.  Two copies of one (Shadows_16) were sold almost immediately after they were listed on eBay.

Shadows_14 Shadows_14
Shadows_16 Shadows_15
Shadows_16 Shadows_16

Ron Vogel “Miscellaneous” Photos

Two photos were printed a while ago and both were sold on eBay.  At that time, I didn’t have other negative sets.

Vogel_Chair Vogel_Chair

Ron Vogel took a number of photos in this chair that were printed in Topper, Dec 1962.  This photo was not included in the group.  Consequently, upon receiving this negative, I thought that this was an unpublished photo.  I recently discovered that Vogel published the above photo in a 1964 magazine called Delite.  Not many copies of this magazine were sold.

Vogel_Outdoors_6 Vogel_Outdoors_6

Copies of the above photo appeared in Black Silk Stockings, 1965 and Flirt, 1965.

Ron Vogel Transparencies

I own a number of Ron Vogel color transparencies.  None of these photos were published.  These are the three best.

Vogel_Red Vogel_Red

This photo was taken immediately after the cover picture for Carnival, Sep 1962.  It uses the same backdrop as that cover photo.

Vogel_Stockings Vogel_Stockings

Vogel published a number of B&W photos from this setting in various magazines, and one color centerfold (published in Lure, 1964).  The color photo shown above, however, was never published.

Vogel_Wine Vogel_Wine

Vogel published an almost identical photo as a color centerfold in Gala, Dec 1962.  Later the centerfold photo was published again in Bachelor’s Best, 1964.  The above photo was never published.

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 four on eBay in addition to two that were sold privately through this site.

Below are copies of my “tweaked” versions.  There are now four tweaked versions.  I may add one more at a later time.  It’s a lot of work.

Pic 1

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

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

 Pic 2

Donna Cole to be listed on eBay in September.

Donna Cole to be listed on eBay in September.

Pic 3

Batters_DonnaCole_table_stripPIC 4


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.

A photo by Peter Gowland taken in January 1962 that appeared in Cavalier, July 1962.  I was wearing a black wig.

A photo by Peter Gowland taken in January 1962 that appeared in Cavalier, July 1962. I was wearing a black wig.

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