Browse Posts by Author | Bob Mizer

Before he was the 'Governator,' Arnold posed for Mizer

October 17, 2017
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Before he traveled through time to save the world, before he became the most powerful man in California, Austrian bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger was front and center during photo shoots for some of the world’s most recognized male......

'Not guilty' verdict in Peacock case was major stride forward for sexual liberty

October 09, 2017
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Michael Peacock, quite simply, is a force to be reckoned with -- a fact that one prosecuting attorney learned the hard way....

Macfadden's beliefs about diet, exercise similar to our own

September 12, 2017
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Author's note: This is the conclusion of a three-part series on bodybuilder and health advocate Bernarr Macfadden. ...

Columnist lays bare our fascination with men in uniform

September 05, 2017
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By Andrew Barnhill...

Macfadden shared Mizer's penchant for freedom of speech

August 29, 2017
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Author's note: This is the second part of a three-part series on bodybuilder and health advocate Bernarr Macfadden. Look for part III on our blog on Tuesday, Sept. 5. ...

Macfadden was the father of physique culture at turn of century

August 22, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first part of a three-part series on bodybuilder and health advocate Bernarr Macfadden. Look for part II on our blog next Tuesday, Aug. 29. ...

Update: A Look Inside the Growing Foundation

August 15, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation's acquisition of 920 Larkin St. in downtown San Francisco last year was just the beginning of the next chapter in the organization's history. Now, the Foundation is moving its operations to its new location, moving......

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - Smitty Rose

August 11, 2017
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This week - Smitty Rose “Unhappily this magnificent specimen is currently serving a 26 year prison sentence for kidnapping and robbery, in which a jeweler and his wife were kidnapped and $450,000.00 worth of jewelry stolen and melted......

Apache will be first original Mizer model in new Physique Pictorial

August 08, 2017
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When the first issue of Physique Pictorial in 27 years reaches your mailbox, you’ll see a lot of new faces gracing its pages – and one very familiar one. ...

AMG Fun Facts: Edward Taylor

August 04, 2017
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"Scene from AMG film "Slave Ship". Model on the far left is Edward Taylor who is in charge of the AMG darkroom."  Bob Mizer  PP 16-4 ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - J.P. Kennington

July 28, 2017
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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......

Kickstarter campaign aims to build publication’s team

July 26, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation needs your help to fund its future with a new Kickstarter campaign . The Foundation, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of masculinity in photography, recently announced the relaunch of Bob Mizer’s......

Take a tour of our new streaming video website, Posingstrap.tv

July 18, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation last week launched PosingStrap.TV, a video streaming service that allows viewing of vintage physique films on its website, phones, and smart TVs. The Bob Mizer Foundation holds the world’s largest repository of......

Physique Pictorial allotted space for other studios to hawk their wares

July 11, 2017
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Both longtime friends and Bob Mizer himself have stated that the photographer was all too happy to promote the work of other artists and studios. Mizer didn't see his contemporaries as competitors. Quite the opposite -- he believed that......

AMG Fun Facts: Donald Thirkill

July 07, 2017
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"“MEMBER OF PRIESTHOOD SUES PHYSIQUE PICTORIAL FOR $35,000.00! On March 31, 1955, Donald Thirkill of Los Angeles filed [a] complaint…charging that Physique Pictorial has invaded his privacy by publishing his photograph in the......

Chuck Renslow

June 30, 2017
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Chuck Renslow 1929-2017We learned yesterday of the death of Chuck Renslow. A friend and contemporary of Bob Mizer, Chuck was a larger than life part of gay history. He owned gay businesses in Chicago in the 1950s and 60s when......

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - Forrest Norton

June 30, 2017
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This week - Forrest Norton “On his last visit he asked to borrow $10 to eat or else he would rob the corner motel. We loaned him the money but he still robbed the motel.”  Bob Mizer - Physique Pictorial, Volume 36...

Props, costumes added unique touch to Mizer's photos, films (Part II)

June 26, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the props, costumes and scenery used in Bob Mizer’s photos and films.  ...