pinup and cars

Gloria Dawn, photography by Elmer Batters.

This is the third and final photo taken in Batters’ car at the end of the desert shoot. Now I was trying to look as good as I could given the awkward position. This is one of Batters’ iconic poses although I didn’t know that when we were shooting. Because he had photos of so many models in almost this exact pose, this picture was never published. Shortly after this was taken, we drove to a small bungalow in the San Fernando Valley where Batters took a series of indoor photos.