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.
“The day after he did his second set of pictures, he used burglary tools to enter the studio office and rifle the stamp and petty cash drawers. He was agile enough to avoid capture, though he boldly bragged to his fellows about his escapade. If you caught David burglarizing your home, what punishment would you mete out to the rascal?” Bob Mizer