Awkward Mid-Century Modelling Poses For Bored Husbands And Frustrated Wives

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August 1958

 

To turn shoppers on to their cameras, Newcastle-based photography shops Turners hired models to promote their work. The models’ poses were often uncomfortable, off-kilter and suggestive. The only man to feature in these awkward situations images was David Grey, a Turners staff member, who in a series of images from March 1962 (seen at the end of this collection) plays a feckless husband urged by his suffering wife to stop ogling women on the telly and get a hobby. Naturally, he buys a camera and his life is restored to full vigour and matrimonial bliss. (Perhaps his wife joined him in his new enthusiasm for photography? )

 

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March 1955

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Studio shot of the model, Lisa Trent, May 1958

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Turners staff member, Dave Grey, models for a publicity shot, June 1961

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Model, Annette Fowley, poses for a Turners publicity shot, May 1963

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March 1963

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Rita Fisher, February 1955

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Rita Fisher, posing for Turners, February 1955

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July 1964

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October 1958

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October 1958

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Model posing for Turners, June 1958

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August 1958

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View of model, Doreen O’Shea, posing for Turners at Holywell, July 1957

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July 1964

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View of model, Annette Fowley, posing for a Turners publicity shot, May 1963

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Rita Fisher, posing for Turners, February 1955

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August 1957

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odel, Rita Fisher, posing for Turners, February 1955

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May 1963

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View of the model, Ann Dover, posing for a Turners publicity shot, May 1963

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March 1955

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May 1963 (

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View of the model, Irene Warren, posing with a film camera for a Turners publicity shot, January 1957

 

THE IDLER

 

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Via Tyne & Wear Museums