Glamour photography is a genre of photography in which the subjects, usually female, are portrayed in exciting ways ranging from fully clothed to nude but in ways that either may conceal or may otherwise not especially draw attention to the subjects nipples and vulva.
Aspects of glamour photography may themselves be considered as being glamourous including: glamorous clothing, glamorous accessories and glamorous locations
In December 1953, Marilyn Monroe was featured in the first issue of Playboy magazine. Bettie Page was the Playboy Playmate of the Month in January 1955. Playboy was the first magazine featuring nude photography targeted at the mainstream consumer.
The British Queen of Curves in the 1950s and early sixties was Pamela Green. Harrison Marks, on the encouragement of Green, took up glamour photography and together in 1957 they published the pinup magazine Kamera. Currently in England the earliest use of the word “glamour” as a euphemism for nude modeling or photography is attributed to Marks’ publicity material in 1950s