A digital recreation of an article published in Modern Man Magazine June 1961
WE’LL LET YOU IN on a little secret: it’s no snap making these "discoveries" each month, despite the fact that MM lensmen all over the globe are supposed to be keeping their eyes peeled for shapely chicks who are going places. And it doesn’t even matter where they’re going-into movies, television, sports, politics, or a beauty parlour. Considering the unlimited scope of our search, it would seem that there’d be no end to the number of dolls eligible to be discovered, uncovered, and displayed on these pages. And yet, prior to the appearance of Julie Nash, MM’s editors were hard put to choose between a talented bareback rider who makes a mistake by riding with the horse’s back bare instead of her own; and a gal who shows promise of becoming the first female to win a national bricklaying championship. Obviously, MM’s scouts had a bad month.
Fortunately, London lensman Russell Gay surfaced at the 11th hour with Julie Nash whom he describes as "a girl with very good legs, dazzling eyes, and a big future in modelling." And he went on to describe how he arrived at that momentous conclusion:
The public, explained Gay, generally doesn’t give models much credit for skill and creativeness, assuming that anyone can hold still for a minute and say "cheese." However, a really top-notch pin-up model-who doesn’t make every pose an engineering task for the lensman-must be a kind of "creative expressionist." She must know how to communicate sex appeal with subtle moves like parting her lips slightly, cocking an eyebrow, or arching her back. Julie Nash has what it takes, and it was apparent from the moment she entered Gay’s London studio. Her walk was rhythmic, her smile was spontaneous, and her eyes were bright and candid. Several days later, when she exposed her full charms for the first time, there was no more doubt. The girl was definitely a discovery, and Gay lost no time dispatching her pictures to MM’s offices.
In the rush to meet our deadline, we were not able to wait for Gay to supply Julie’s vital statistics. But when you consider how we almost had a champion bricklayer, you can see there was no time to fret over details.