Here are the new 5 x 7s that were listed on eBay this morning. 1) Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy. This photo was taken in May 1963 and was never published.
Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy. Unpublished photo.
A close-up of the face for the above photo: 2) Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. This photo was taken in April/May 1962 and was never published.
Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. Never published.
A close-up of the face for the above photo: 3) Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. This photo was taken in April/May 1962. Slightly different versions of it were published in both Sassy (1963) and Black Silk Stockings (1965).
Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. This photo was taken in April/May 1962 and slightly different versions of it were published in both Sassy (1963) and Black Silk Stockings (1965).
A close-up of the face for the above photo: 4) Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters. This photo was shot in August 1963 and a slightly different version of it was published in The Big Book of Legs (2008). The original photo was in B&W and this version has been colorized by OLD IZ NEW. This was the true color of my hair at the time.
Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters. This photo was originally shot in B&W and has been colorized by OLD IZ NEW.
A close-up of the face for the above photo: 5) Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters. This photo has been SOLD.
Not many more large photos will be sold of eBay. Once the few that mcleavey has on hand have been sold, anyone who wants to purchase one will have to contact me at this site. Below are the large-sized photos currently for sale on eBay.
1) An unpublished photo by Michael LeRoy. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Vintage-Sexy-Topless-Photo-of-Gloria-Dawn-Personally-Signed-by-Model-/191572381822?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9a9a907e A close-up of the face of the above photo: 2) Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy. This photo was never published. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Nude-Photo-Gloria-Dawn-Sexy-Busty-Signed-by-Model-/191573986478?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9ab30cae
Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy. This photo was never published.
A close-up of the face in the above photo: 3) 4) & 5) SOLD
6) Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. This photo was published in Jigger, 1964. I have been looking for this photo for five years, ever since I saw a low dpi image of it. (See “My Archives is Dead” on my onmemories website.)
Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. This photo was taken in April/May 1962.
A close-up of the face of the above 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.
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.
Did you know that I appeared in three issues of Tip Top? I was featured in the November 1963 issue (primarily my backside) as “Sandra Lobo”; in the March 1964 issue (in front of a fireplace, nice photos) as “Dallas Blair”; and in the December 1964 issue (with dark blond hair) as “Donna Cole.”
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.
Donna Cole photo sold on eBay (without strips) after tweaking.
Donna Cole to be listed on eBay in September.
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.
Check back periodically to see if there are any more magazine scans that I find print like real photos.