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A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, Part I

March 21, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio Like nearly all other male physique photographers in the mid-20th century, Walter Kundzicz’s life was equal parts beauty and struggle. The......

AMG FUN FACTS

March 17, 2017
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Direct from the pages of Physique Pictorial, fun facts about life and times in the AMG Studios compound with details about the models and people who were part of daily life at 1834 West 11th Street. Every other Friday we’ll......

Focus on: Photographer Warren Giddarie

March 14, 2017
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Like the other male physique photographers who came before him, Warren Giddarie appreciates a perfect body and handsome face. ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG

March 10, 2017
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Smiling faces. Glistening bodies. Loaded posing pouches. Bob Mizer’s camera turned common boys into stars. But life at AMG wasn’t always idyllic. Some of those stars were “trade”. Some were AWOL. Some were petty criminals......

Palatinus one of many photogs who drew ire of 1950s law enforcement

March 07, 2017
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It was a situation all too familiar to his contemporaries in years past. And now, it was happening to him. ...

So what is experimental photography, anyway?

February 28, 2017
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Experimental photography is as old as the medium of photography itself. But the concept might be confusing for some who are new to the art. ...

To Mizer, Taylor was much more than just a model

February 21, 2017
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Bob Mizer counted many people among his friends and acquaintances. His compound -- especially in the later years of his career -- was always buzzing with activity, day or night. ...

Quiz: Which Mizer film character are you? (Quiz 2 of 2)

February 14, 2017
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By now, you’ve likely had a chance to take our quiz from last week. Maybe, however, you didn’t feel as if the options given quite fit your personality. Never fear – we have a second quiz for you, designed to pigeonhole you into a......

Quiz: Which Mizer film character are you? (Quiz 1 of 2)

February 07, 2017
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We know there's no value in those personality quizzes that keep popping up online. They're just mindless fun. "Which 'The Walking Dead' character are you?" "Which Disney song best describes your valentine?" "Which Los Angeles......

Foundation seeks volunteers from the Bay Area

January 31, 2017
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If you’ve ever wanted to know even more about the man behind the camera, the Bob Mizer Foundation has a place for you among its cadre of staff....

Mizer known for his lengthy responses to readers’ letters

January 24, 2017
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The editors of most magazines welcome letters to the editor, allowing readers to praise, question or criticize editorial decisions made by the publication’s gatekeepers. A letter is received, it may be selected to be published, and the......

Character analysis revealed the core of Mizer's models

January 16, 2017
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To the uninitiated, the symbols may as well have well been Egyptian hieroglyphics – clusters of arrows, circles, squares, squiggly lines, and backward question marks that began to appear next to a pictured model in Bob Mizer’s Physique......