This week: Jerry Suter
“He and another criminal robbed the proprietor of Old Reliable at gunpoint, tied him up, abused him and carried off his equipment. Suter subsequently went on an extensive crime spree which included robbing and being brutal to older people and he is currently doing a 27 year term in a Nevada prison.” 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.