Photographer John Everard

One of the photographers Pamela Green worked for was the self-taught John Everard, a First World War veteran and former tea planter. John Everard, along with Walter Bird (1903-1969) and Horace Roye (1906-2002) were the top nude photographers in the 1930s and ’40s. So much so they all decided that they were giving each other too much competition and that they should cooperate instead. So in 1939 they set up a joint company called Photo Centre Ltd.

They made their headquarters in a suite of rooms above Walter Bird’s studio in Savile Row. The fabulously titled Eves without Leaves (C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., London, 1940) was their first publication, which naturally proved popular with Allied troops during the Second World War, even Pamela’s father had a copy. In September 1940, however, the photographic studios were badly damaged by Goering’s Luftwaffe.

For the book Sculptor’s Model (The Bodley Head, London, 1956) Douglas Webb had the task of finding two of the models, along with the locations. As Pamela Green and June Garden had missed the Folies tour to South Africa they were free, and so were promptly booked for the job. It was an outdoor shoot near Chelmsford. The girls apparently worked all day without anything to eat or drink, not even a glass of water, for which they were paid the minimum fee. Parsimonious was John Everard.

Pamela Green also features in and on the cover of John Everard’s earlier book Second Sitting (The Bodley Head, London, 1954).

John Everard’s books regularly appear on eBay.

Sculptor’s Model: Third Sitting by John Everard, F.I.B.P. (The Bodley Head, London, 1956) featuring Pamela Green.
Sculptor’s Model: Third Sitting by John Everard, F.I.B.P. (The Bodley Head, London, 1956) featuring Pamela Green.
Second Sitting: Another Artist's Model (The Bodley Head, London. 1954) featuring Pamela Green.
Second Sitting: Another Artist’s Model (The Bodley Head, London, 1954) featuring Pamela Green.


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  1. I had the artists model and second sitting both.I did not know about third sitting.Second sitting exposed Pamela beauty all round on a revolving stage and some full page Pamela photos.However, due to retouching I was deprived the sight of Pams lovely pink tight lips.Yet,I enjoyed watching her and in my opinion Pam was the most beautiful 10 model on this earth then.

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