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Gloria Dawn, photography by Elmer Batters.

Elmer Batters took several color photos of me in this dress (my own dress) that were never published.  A few have been sold on the Internet.  I have a handful of low quality images of me posing in this setting but this is the first high quality image I’ve received.   (Thanks to Kevin, who sent me this copy.)

Although this appears to be a lush setting it was actually a small river in the middle of the desert.  This pictures were taken shortly before we reached the ghost town, where a number of b/w photos were published in various magazines.

You can see that I have a “kissy face” in this photo.  This was not a natural expression for me but some photographers liked me to try it for at least a few photos.  Not many of my “kissy face” photos were published.  (More natural for me was the smile or looking at the camera using my eyes in a “flirty look”.)

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