The cinematic tale of Harrison Marks’ nudist feature Naked as Nature Intended, the iconic film that brought us Pamela Green in her birthday suit. Behind the scenes exclusives and never before seen pictures. The text is taken from Pamela’s unpublished biography. Hardback and Kindle version available. Buy your copy from Amazon

Harrison Marks and Pamela Green in the nudist film Naked as Nature Intended.

Naked as Nature Intended. The Epic Tale of a Nudist Picture. Hardback and Kindle.

 

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Back in 2012 I wrote a post about Stanley Long (1933-2012) that mentioned Desiree and Pierre. Here’s another picture of that double act. Beside Beauty and the Beast Desiree was well known for such acts as Devil and the Virgin and Apache. Often billed as Mille Desiree or Delicious Desiree, she appeared on the stage of such London clubs as the Casino De Paris and Raymond’s Revue Bar. She also worked at clubs up North and in Europe. I’ve been told her real name was Cynthia Keene and that she came from Blackpool… not Hamburg. If any one can verify the above much appreciated.

Desiree and Pierre, Stanley Long

Striptease double act Desiree and Pierre

Kamera, Pagan, Harrison Marks, Pamela Green

Kamera no. 40 and Pagan no. 3

On the left Kamera, no. 40, by Kamera Publications, 1961 and on the right Pagan, no. 3, by Caballus Publications, date unknown. Both magazines feature Pamela Green on the cover dressed as Princess Sonmar Harricks on the set of the 8mm film Gypsy Fire — Sonmar Harricks being an anagram of Harrison Marks. The internal pages are completely different.

For a nostalgia buff like me lots of pleasure was wrested from watching the title sequence of the film Two Left Feet (1963). A young Michael Crawford visits the West End and ends up queuing to see Pamela Green in Naked as Nature Intended at the Bijou Cinema (looks like a movie set). The film is based on David Stuart Leslie’s novel In my Solitude (1960). The novel is full of observational description of the period. In the film watch out for young Mike Leigh, as a leather-jacketed gang member helping to trash a café. The title song is by Tommy Bruce and the Bruisers. It was release on DVD back in September, 2014, in a brand-new transfer in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Well worth a look. A real pleasure.

Two Left Feet, Michael Crawford, David Stuart

Two Left Feet, Michael Crawford, David Stuart, Alan CrabbeMichael Crawford, Two Left Feet

Two Left Feet , Two Left Feet , David Stuart

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Good tidings for ye Merrie Christmas…and all that

A rare George Harrison Marks Christmas card from the early ’60s. On the right Stuart Samuels, Pamela Green, and George Harrison Marks. Don’t know who the others are. Let me know if you do.

Below is an original scan of a Stephen Glass negative of, almost but not quite, the cover image of the 16 page Pose and Poise.  According to the forward…“When producing this booklet for Art Students the Publishers had in mind the need which many students might have for an inexpensive means to practice figure drawing. All the studies portrayed in this edition have been carefully selected by Mr. Stephen Glass, the Well-known Photographer.” No date on the magazine but I suspect mid-fifties. Stephen Glass was the brother of the more famous Zoltán Glass. I don’t have much information on Stephen Glass. No idea when he came to London or died. Any info would be much appreciated.

Pamela Green, Pose and Poise, Stephen Glass, Nude, Figure Drawing

Poise and Poise featuring Pamela Green on the cover photographed by Stephen Glass.

A slight aside that I hope will raise a chuckle from my regular readers. An illustration by Willie Rushton (1937-1996), from his book The Filth Amendment, 1981. Beside being a cartoonist Rushton was a comedian, actor and co-founder of the magazine Private Eye.

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Naked as Nature Never Intended from the book The Filth Amendment by Willie Rushton.

Lucy Devil

Roy-Pointer

Left to right: Bridget Leonard, Pamela Green, Roy Pointer, Jackie Salt, Angela Jones and Petrina Forsyth

Rare photo of Roy Pointer (1923–2004), the cinematographer of Naked As Nature Intended, with the stars of the film. Roy Pointer went on to work with Pamela Green and George Harrison Marks on Chimney Sweeps (1963). In the 1970s he worked on several British Sex Comedies, such as Suburban Wives (1972), Girl from Starship Venus (1975) and Secrets of a Superstud (1976). Eventually Roy ended up working alongside Douglas Webb on the hit TV show The Sweeney before moving on to Minder.

A couple of intriguing photos by the underrated Jean Straker (1913-1984). His work remind me a little of the American photographer William Mortensen. To find out more about Jean Straker read my earlier posts. Thanks to Nigel W. for the scans.

Nudes

Photo by Jean Straker

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Venus by Jean Straker

At the start of her modelling career Pamela Green used to do magazine ads for Lily of France, Cidal Soap and others. Here’s a rare photo that was taken for Camay Soap. This is a very early photo as Pamela still had long dark hair. Would love to see the advert if any one has a scan.

Camay Soap and Pamela Green

Pamela Green models for Camay Soap.

One of George Harrison Marks’s lesser known movie credits is for the German comedy Otto und die Nackte Welle (Otto and the Nude Wave). I’ve not seen the film but from what I gather Otto makes wildlife documentaries. Out filming one day he comes across a Von Noeltinghoff filming some nude girls. In revenge for some slight Noeltinghoff incorporates shots from his film into Otto’s wildlife documentary. It’s all a bit of a farce. From the lobby cards below there seems to be several clips from the Naked World of Harrison Marks (1967) in the German film. If anyone knows more please share.

Otto and Nude Wave

Otto Und Die Nackte Welle (1968)
Featuring: Otto Lüthe, Heidi Kabel, Henry Vahl. Harrison Marks. Director: Günther Siegmund.

Otto and the Nude Wave (1968)

Otto Und Die Nackte Welle (1968)

Otto and the Nude Wave

Otto Und Die Nackte Welle (1968)

Otto and the Nude Wave

Otto Und Die Nackte Welle (1968)


Otto and the Nude Wave

Otto Und Die Nackte Welle (1968)

Otto and the Nude Wave

Otto Und Die Nackte Welle (1968)

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