Sunday, 21 September 2014
Pamela Green, '50s nudie cutie
Vintage '50s erotica isn't, to be honest, an area that I know a great deal about, but one character who leaps out at me from the era is British nudie pin-up Pamela Green. She wasn't just a pin-up though. She also worked behind the scenes as a talented art director; she acted in Michael Powell's famous movie Peeping Tom; she was by all accounts a bright, intelligent lady who could have been a huge success whatever she decided to do with her life.
But what she did want to be with her life, though, is be nude for art - as a life model, for photographers, and even as a performer in various light-hearted nudie flicks. It seems to be have been something she opted for consciously and proudly rather than simply falling into it (back in the '50s, mind you!), and that makes her really stand out to me as an inspiring figure.
She's also a knockout, and created some really beautiful images. And she was even a pioneer of the clean-shaven look - not everyone's a fan of that of course, but it fit in with her passion for being totally bare. You can find out more about her on this website about her, and here's a link to more lovely pictures.