How to Take Glamour Studies is a collection of booklets by Harrison Marks published in Foto Magazine in 1950
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George Harrison Marks (6 August 1926 – 27 June 1997) was an English glamour photographer and director of nudist, and, later, pornographic films.
In the 1950s Marks and Pamela Green opened a photographic studio at 4 Gerrard Street, Soho. Marks provided nude photographs for photographic magazines on a freelance basis as well as selling his stills directly. With the profits from this work, they launched Kamera magazine in 1957. Kamera featured Marks’ glamour photography of nude women taken in the small studios or Marks’ kitchen. June Palmer began modelling professionally for Marks in the late 1950s and became one of his most famous models. Marks’ 1958 publicity materials contained one of the first uses of the word “glamour” as a euphemism for nude modelling/photography. The magazine was an immediate success. The business expanded to employ around seventeen staff by the early 1960s, selling many other magazine titles such as Solo, postcards and calendars and distributing imported French books and glamour magazines. Photographic exhibitions were held at the Gerrard Street studio.
Marks was also the photographic consultant for the film Peeping Tom (1960), which featured Green in a cameo role. In the 1960s, Marks moved his studio to Saffron Hill near King’s Cross Station and began selling photoshoots to the American magazine Swank. His Kamera and Solo magazines ceased publication in 1968, with occasional single-issue magazines appearing subsequently.
In later years, he supplied photographs to the men’s magazines Men Only and Lilliput and sold photosets to David Sullivan’s magazines Ladybirds and Whitehouse.