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The Pamela Green Collection

Anyone know much about Joan Craven? She shared studios with Walter Bird at Kinocrat House on the Cromwell Road, London. Below is a picture of Pamela Green by her. I run the…Continue

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Wolfbait Books commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
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Wolfbait Books commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"Tim Goldsmith  I have a set plus most of the  Art Studies. I think I'm missing a couple of slides."
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Tim Goldsmith commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"Thanks Wolfbait Books. I'm aware of the book but more interested in his early 3D images. I interviewed Stanley 5 or 6 years before he died and he could certainly tell a tale or two! I had the Vistascreen Irving Theatre Club set but in a moment…"
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Wolfbait Books commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
" Tim Goldsmith  — Simon Sheridan wrote a biography of Stanley Long: X-Rated – Adventures of an Exploitation Filmmaker (2008), which you can get from Amazon. https://geni.us/qE06PRx These links may be of…"
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Michael Pritchard commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"Hi, Ronald. The Zoltan Glass collection (and archive) is held at the National Science + Media Museum, Bradford. "
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Ronald Lines commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"I have come across the name of Zoltan Glass in my study of Picture Post photographers, he however made his name in Germany as an automobile photographer for Audi in the late 1920's early 30's but fled around 1934.He came to London and…"
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Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.

This group is for those interested in nude photography published in England during the first half of the 20th century from such photographers as: • Walter Bird • Joan Craven • John Everard • Stephen Glass • Zoltán Glass • George Harrison Marks • Horace Roye • Jean Straker • Bertram Park and Yvonne GregorySee More
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Eva Grant - 1950s Figure Photographer

Article on the female figure photographer, Eva Grant. She was born in Istanbul, grew up in Greece, and became a student nurse in London. To supplement her meagre income, she did a bit of swimwear modelling, only to find out she had a real passion for being on the other side of the camera. She was active during the 1950s and early sixties. She published her own magazine…See More
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Eva Grant - 1950s Figure Photographer

Article on the female figure photographer, Eva Grant. She was born in Istanbul, grew up in Greece, and became a student nurse in London. To supplement her meagre income, she did a bit of swimwear modelling, only to find out she had a real passion for being on the other side of the camera. She was active during the 1950s and early sixties. She published her own magazine…See More
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Jane Buekett commented on Wolfbait Books's blog post Eva Grant - 1950s Figure Photographer
"Fascinating though this website is, there is no article about Eva Grant?"
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Eva Grant - 1950s Figure Photographer

Article on the female figure photographer, Eva Grant. She was born in Istanbul, grew up in Greece, and became a student nurse in London. To supplement her meagre income, she did a bit of swimwear modelling, only to find out she had a real passion for being on the other side of the camera. She was active during the 1950s and early sixties. She published her own magazine…See More
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Eva Grant

Doing some research into the female figure photographer Eva Grant, who was active in the 1950s and early 60s. She was born in Istanbul, grew up in Greece, and became a student nurse in London. To supplement her meagre income, she did a bit of swimwear modelling, only to find out she had a real passion for being on the other side of the camera. She published the pocket magazine Line and Form.If anyone has some images or info please get in touch.…See More
Nov 1, 2021
Tim Goldsmith commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"  I have just presented a talk to the UK Stereoscopic Society on Vistascreen, which was the UK answer to the popular US View-Master 3D system. (Now available on the YouTube channel for the Stereoscopic Society). Unlike View-Master which was a…"
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Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.

This group is for those interested in nude photography published in England during the first half of the 20th century from such photographers as: • Walter Bird • Joan Craven • John Everard • Stephen Glass • Zoltán Glass • George Harrison Marks • Horace Roye • Jean Straker • Bertram Park and Yvonne GregorySee More
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Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.

This group is for those interested in nude photography published in England during the first half of the 20th century from such photographers as: • Walter Bird • Joan Craven • John Everard • Stephen Glass • Zoltán Glass • George Harrison Marks • Horace Roye • Jean Straker • Bertram Park and Yvonne GregorySee More
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Roger Watson commented on Wolfbait Books's group Nude photography in England from 1896 to 1960.
"Looking for information on a photographer named Barnard, active circa 1920s - 1930s."
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Eva Grant - 1950s Figure Photographer

Article on the female figure photographer, Eva Grant. She was born in Istanbul, grew up in Greece, and became a student nurse in London. To supplement her meagre income, she did a bit of swimwear modelling, only to find out she had a real passion for being on the other side of the camera. She was active during the 1950s and early sixties. She published…

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Posted on November 5, 2021 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

A Very British Arcadia: Pan, Wicca and the English Gymnosophical Society.

Here's a piece I wrote on the Pam blog back in October. It touches on the Cult of Pan, Wicca and the English Gymnosophical Society.

A Very British Arcadia

Due, in part, to the censorship laws of the 1950s, photographers often sought to cloak their work in respectability, using Classical allusions in an attempt to validate…

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Posted on January 19, 2021 at 12:00

Horace Roye

A while back I wrote a short biography of the British photographer Horace Roye most famous for his picture Tomorrow’s Crucifixion (1938) — a surreal image of a naked girl on a cross wearing a gas mask with clouds of smoke in the background. He was murdered in 2002 in Morocco aged 97.  Let me know what you think of the article.…

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Posted on March 21, 2020 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Joan Craven

Anyone know much about Joan Craven? She shared studios with Walter Bird at Kinocrat House on the Cromwell Road, London. Below is a picture of Pamela Green by her. I run the Pamela Green website and before I post something I wanted to find out a bit more information. This picture was taken in the early '50s.…

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At 14:28 on May 27, 2020, Brian Stokoe said…

Ok, thanks for that.

 
 
 

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