"It Was Almost Lost Forever:" Interview with Dennis Bell of the Athletic Model Guild and Bob Mizer Foundation
This except from Mike the Content Producer's blog:
In 1945, Bob Mizer founded the Athletic Model Guild (AMG) in Los Angeles, California, operating out of his mother's house, and advertised for sale photographs of bodybuilders in nascent physique magazines like Strength & Health.
In the early 1950's, after the physique magazines had banded together to remove such ads as his from their magazines, Mizer published his own magazine, Physique Pictorial, which featured photographs and artwork celebrating male beauty. Despite harassment by law-enforcement officials and even serving time in prison, Mizer continuously operated the studio over the next five decades until his death in 1992. In 2003, photographer Dennis Bell acquired the estate and began resuscitating the oldest, still-operating physique studio in the world. Today, I visited Bell in the archives, and we soon sat down for this interview:
Read his blog HERE.