Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Madeline Smith, by Biba





Madeline modelling for Biba, photos by Donald Silverstein.

4 comments:

  1. Great photos Mark, I've not seen these before. What's interesting is that they show Maddie with a completely different silhouette from her 70s persona; clever photography or stout foundation garments? Very much of their time. :-)

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    1. Haha! Nicely put Matin ;) My own theory is Maddie was initially a bit of a late bloomer. Take a look at this photo too from (I imagine) the early 70s

      http://randomramblingsthoughtsandfiction.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/quartet.html

      Keep your eyes out for some more Maddie pics on here soon :)



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    2. I see what you mean. It looks like her eyes were always impossibly large even if other parts took their time getting there! Such a beautiful woman. Looking forward to more pics (ideally ones featuring Maddie in stout foundation garments if poss).
      Cheers and keep up the good work.

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  2. Just realised my mistake re that photo, it was of course 1969 when Maddie was just 19/20. I imagine the Biba pics here were of a similar year or maybe earlier. As such it's perhaps not surprising she was a little smaller than she would later become. Here's a fact for you as well - when she filmed The Vampire Lovers in 1970, she was still very much a novice in love if you get my drift.

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