Velma :: Another of those Harrison Marks dolls… Was there a photographer surrounded with more beauty?
Tana Louise & Mara Gaye :: Started the exotic bizarre costumes mail-order catalog company called Tana and Mara in the 60’s.
Tana Louise :: ”The Cincinnati Sinner” Was a striptease artist in the 1950’s. However, she was more famous as a fetish model. Tana was a regular for the fetish magazine “Exotique” as a columnist and model and even married the owner of the magazine.
Mara Gaye :: Was a showgirl with the Rockettes, and later a striptease dancer from the 1940’s through the 1960’s. Mara was once the birthday surprise for Baseball Hall of Fame Phil Rizzuto.
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Photo by Horace Roye
Shirley Levitt ::
As far as Bondage/Fetish genre, Shirley Levitt is the only girl that comes to mind from that era. There are some interesting notes about her in Vintage Erotica Forum. A Greenwich Village Beatnik, Shirley’s brand of fetish at the same Irving Klaw studio where Bettie Page cut her teeth was darker and more severe than Bettie’s playful rope tricks.
Shirley’s portfolio pails, when compared to Bettie Pages volume of work. It’s purely my opinion, but I think Shirley was an artist and model and loved the bohemian lifestyle of New York. Bettie on the other hand, was more of an exhibitionist. She was just a girl that loved to take her clothes off for the camera. She did it a lot, with enthusiasm and it showed through the lens.
OK, Here go!