5″ x 7″ Photos on eBay

I thought there might be a market for smaller autographed photos so we have listed some 5″ x 7″ photos on eBay.  The price of each is $3.99 plus shipping (items can be combined for cheaper shipping costs).  These photos remind me of the old photo sets that were sold in the back pages of men’s magazines during the 1960s.  The ones we are selling on eBay are of a higher quality, however, than the photo sets sold in the 1960s. Because of their smaller size, the photo ratio (height vs width) is not identical to larger photos that have been sold.  Sometimes this clips the tips of my toes.  Also, because of the photo ratio, I cannot reproduce some of the photos that were previously sold on eBay — for instance Numbers 002 and 015 under the “Photos Sold on eBay” tab cannot be reproduced in the 5 x 7 borderless format. One picture — the “Sassy” photo — will only be sold in the 5 x 7 format because it doesn’t print up well as a larger photo (Ron Vogel overexposed his film when he shot that set of photographs). Nineteen of these smaller photos have already been sold and have been moved to the “Photos Sold on eBay” tab.  As per the larger photos, each will be put up on eBay only once. Below are the latest:

1)  Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel.  This photo was never published.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Photo-of-Gloria-Dawn-by-Ron-Vogel-Sexy-Busty-Signed-by-Model-/191551751726?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c995fc62e

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel.  A photo that was never published.

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. A photo that was never published.

The face in the above photo: Vogel_GettingIntoBed_face

2)  Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters.  A slightly different version of this photo was published in The Big Book of Legs, 2008 and The Little Book of Legs, 2013.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Sexy-Photo-of-Gloria-Dawn-by-Elmer-Batters-Legs-Butt-Signed-by-Model-/191551747696?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c995fb670

Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters.  A slightly different version of this photo was published in The Big Book of Legs, 2008.

Gloria Dawn by Elmer Batters. A slightly different version of this photo was published in The Big Book of Legs, 2008.

A close-up of the face in the above photo: Batters_Legs_face3)  Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel.  This photo was taken in February 1962 after the Carnival cover was shot.  The image is from a transparency and it was never published.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Photo-of-Gloria-Dawn-by-Ron-Vogel-Sexy-Busty-Signed-by-Model-/191566172159?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9a3bcfff

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel.  This photo was taken in Feb 1962 and was never published.

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. This photo was taken in Feb 1962 and was never published.

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

Vogel_Brown2_face4)  Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy.  This photo was taken in May 1963 and was never published.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Sexy-Photo-of-Gloria-Dawn-Legs-Full-Bust-Signed-by-Model-/191566176166?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9a3bdfa6

Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy.  This is an unpublished photo taken in May 1963.

Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy. This is an unpublished photo taken in May 1963.

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

LeRoy_Dancing_face

Large-Sized Photos on eBay

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-/191549264681?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9939d329 LeRoy-hat_j A close-up of the face of the above photo: LeRoy-hat_face 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-/191551737723?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c995f8f7b

Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy.  This photo was never published.

Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy. This photo was never published.

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

LeRoy_Sofa_face3)  Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy.  This fireplace photo was taken in May 1963 and was never published.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Nude-Photo-Gloria-Dawn-Bust-Butt-Signed-by-Model-/191566164942?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9a3bb3ce

Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy.  This photo was taken in May 1963 and was never published.

Gloria Dawn by Michael LeRoy. This photo was taken in May 1963 and was never published.

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

LeRoy_Fireplace_Smiling_face4)  Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel.  This photo was taken in April/May 1962 and was never published.  It was one of a series of color face/bust transparencies that had similar poses.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Photo-Gloria-Dawn-by-Ron-Vogel-Sexy-Full-Bust-Signed-by-Model-/191566169601?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9a3bc601

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. This image was printed from a color transparency that was never published.

Gloria Dawn by Ron Vogel. This image was printed from a color transparency that was never published.

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

Vogel_Pillows_2_face

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

DonnaCole_4_strip

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.