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For 2018, Foundation looks to the future as it honors the past

January 16, 2018
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The year 2017 was one of unprecedented growth for the Bob Mizer Foundation. Exactly a quarter of a century after Mizer's death, the organization that bears his name relaunched the celebrated quarterly Physique Pictorial; began a move......

Camera Porn: BMF receives donation of vintage cameras

January 09, 2018
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By Kent Hall While we are constantly cataloguing slides and photos at the Bob Mizer Foundation, the Foundation’s mission goes beyond just preserving his work. Part of the Foundation archives include the artifacts of Mizer and his fellow......

Issue 43 of Physique Pictorial now shipping

December 19, 2017
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You've waited for months for issue 43 of Physique Pictorial, and we're happy to report that your wait is nearly over. Your beefcake-laden, individually-numbered issue is on its way to your mailbox, just in time for the holiday. Here,......

BMF's 2017 holiday gift guide

December 12, 2017
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Whether you're small and lithe like an elf or round and jolly like the big man in red, the Bob Mizer Foundation has gifts with which to stuff your stocking this holiday season. ...

Our next film screening is Thursday, Dec. 7 -- here's what to expect

December 05, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation sponsors monthly screenings of classic Mizer films at our new headquarters, 920 Larkin St. in the Tenderloin area of downtown San Francisco. These screenings take place as part of the city's First Thursday Art......

'Gay for pay' phenom common in modeling industry, both then and now

November 28, 2017
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No one really knows the sexual proclivities of the thousands of models who appeared before Bob Mizer's still and video cameras, but one thing is clear -- both the modeling and adult industries have a long history of employing straight men......

Physique Pictorial #43 ships next month. Here's what's inside...

November 21, 2017
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Our winter issue of Physique Pictorial is hot off the presses and ready to ship at the beginning of next month. ...

Foundation exclusive: Q&A with Michael Peacock

November 12, 2017
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You might recall the name Michael Peacock from our article that was published a few weeks ago. Though we've received plenty of positive feedback on that piece, there's truly nothing better than hearing one's story in his or her own words......

Reagan-era report called for boycott of adult materials

November 07, 2017
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Only 16 years after a presidential commission recommended loosening restrictions on the availability of adult materials, members of a second commission claimed that a connection exists between pornography and organized crime. ...

Presidential report studied pornography in America

October 30, 2017
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A 1969 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, Stanley v. Georgia, ruled that people could view and read whatever they wished in the privacy of their own homes. The following year, the U.S government brought the details of America's porn......

The fig leaf drops: 1969 issue of Physique Pictorial quietly heralded arrival of nudity

October 24, 2017
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Only mere months after the U.S. Supreme Court declared nudity in art to be not obscene, Bob Mizer was among the first to feature nudity in his male physique magazine.  ...

Before he was the 'Governator,' Arnold posed for Mizer

October 17, 2017
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Before he traveled through time to save the world, before he became the most powerful man in California, Austrian bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger was front and center during photo shoots for some of the world’s most recognized male......