June Palmer

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June Palmer, also known as June Power, (1 August 1940 in London, England – 6 January 2004) was possibly the most famous Harrison Marks model in the 1960s, featuring in his publications Kamera and Solo and in his short films featuring nudity.[1] She had measurements of 38-23-37.

June Palmer as Little Bo-Peep, circa 1985

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Career

June Palmer began work as a topless dancer at the Windmill Theatre in London, appeared in 8mm glamour films made by Harrison Marks (Flesh and Fantasie (Nightmare at Elm Manor), Photo Session, Star Strip, Dream Goddess, China Garden, The Naked World of June Palmer), Russell Gay (So Fur, So Good, Beauty and the Barn), Express Films (Body Beautiful[2]) and Arthur Howell (June in Orbit, Calamity June, Castaway,Mission Possible, Special Agent) and graduated to minor parts in movies, including The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969) and Games That Lovers Play (1971). Although she stopped modeling for magazines in the late 1960s, she continued to do some private modeling for London's various camera clubs till the early 1980s.

Photographer Irv Carsten said this about Palmer in the March 1962 issue of Modern Man, "I felt ashamed using an automatic camera. Her posing is second nature, she's beautiful from any angle, and without camera settings to make, there's nothing to do but watch."[3]

Personal life

When she was 53 year old, June Palmer was married to the then 78 year old photographer/stuntman Arthur Howell for a little less than ten years (1993–2000). In the 1960s they had started and run Strobe Studios in Clapham, South London, an LLC licensed model agency and photographic studio that advertised in many of the photographic magazines, such as Practical Photography.[4] Strobe rented out their studio space to amateur and professional photographers and provided them with the glamour models that were on Strobe’s books as photographic subjects, both Mary Millington (at that time using her married name Mary Maxted) and Ava Cadell worked as models for Strobe Studios in the early 1970s. Palmer divorced Howell in 2000 (he died in August 2003).

She married again, but died on January 6, 2004.

References

  1. ^ Browning, John Edgar; Picart, Caroline Joan (20 October 2010). Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010. McFarland. p. 209. ISBN 978-0-7864-3365-0. http://books.google.com/books?id=32-FBgZ1Ct4C&pg=PA209. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Movie maker. Fountain Press.. 1969. p. 114. http://books.google.com/books?id=mrSRAAAAIAAJ. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "June Palmer". The Grierson Archive. http://www.thegriersonarchive.com/junepalmer.html. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  4. ^ The Illustrated weekly of India. July 1966. p. 128. http://books.google.com/books?id=Ols6AQAAIAAJ. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 

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