This week - J.P. Kennington
“A word about our former associate Jean Paul Kennington: Shame J.P.! Perhaps we should have been concerned that he was an AWOL Marine, and also that he has been working for [a] notorious drug dealer. At first, J.P. really made things hum at AMG. One day we got a call from City Jail. Jean Paul had been arrested. Not long after this when our bank statements came through, we discovered that J.P. had forged about $10,000 worth of checks. He insisted the checks were written for him as a bonus, but in court when faced with handwriting experts decided to confess.” Bob Mizer - Physique Pictorial, Volume 41
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. Occasionally, in return for his generosity, Bob was robbed or assaulted and his property damaged. Bob listed those offenses and many others in Physique Pictorial. Even the subjective character symbols next to certain models’ photos included “physically dangerous”, “petty thief” and “criminally inclined”.
Every other Friday we’ll feature “WANTED:”, an article about a model and his subsequent downfall in Bob’s own words.