Browse Posts by Author | Bob Mizer

Artists' works brought masculinity out in full color

May 23, 2017
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In the same way that Bob Mizer was known for his use of props and costumes in his still images and films, so too are French duo Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard revered for their use of color, religious and mythical iconography,......

Physique Pictorial was a visual feast -- with a message

May 16, 2017
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If the first issue of the upcoming Physique Pictorial relaunch is your introduction to Bob Mizer’s pocket-sized ode to beefcake, don’t worry – it’s never too late to learn about the history behind one of male physique......

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG: Jerry Suter

May 12, 2017
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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......

AMG Fun Facts: Adams

May 12, 2017
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This week: Spyke Adams "Spyke Adams is one of the many AMG models who sell photos directly - write him at 4010 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. With a group of other fellows, he takes old run down houses and spruces them up and......

Ideals of male beauty have changed over centuries

May 09, 2017
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Though male physique photography pioneer Bob Mizer set out to define masculinity in post-war America, his idea of the perfect male body was a somewhat different one from that of previous centuries. There were similarities, of course, but......

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG: Kelly Moore

May 05, 2017
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“...when Kelly was living in a sumptuous home in the Hollywood Hills, he became angry at the owner, tore up his room and pulled the plug on his cantilevered swimming pool, nearly flooding Sunset Blvd.” Bob......

Nova was at forefront of hardcore scene for a decade

May 02, 2017
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If you still enjoy hardcore gay porn (and we’re betting you do), you have Nova Studios to thank in part. The now-defunct studio, whose star shone bright for a decade between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, established many conventions......

AMG Fun Facts: Lightning Paschal

April 28, 2017
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This week: Lightning Paschal "..lays claim to having three testicles, but we did not examine closely enough to determine.."   Bob Mizer - Physique Pictorial Volume 34...

Mansions served as scene of Mizer photo shoots

April 25, 2017
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The models in Bob Mizer’s later photos frolicked, wrestled, and sneered amid backdrops and set designs that were a world away from the scenery that graced his photos in the 1950s. ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - Hans Bendler

April 21, 2017
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This week: Hans Bendler “Photographer Neil Edwards wrote us last week from Philadelphia to say that in a fit of pique, Hans smashed Neil's typewriter to the floor, also broke his camera, lightmeter and other sundry items and later......

AMG Fun Facts

April 14, 2017
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This week: Shan Daymor - "The film Beligerant Model features Terry Caldwell (top) as the photographer and Shan Daymore (on the bottom, as usual) as the model." Bob Mizer - Physique Pictorial 14-1 ...

Images feature nude soldiers at play during WWII

April 11, 2017
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While Bob Mizer was scouting California’s Muscle Beach, in search for the pinnacle of grinning, flexing pictures of masculinity, there were other men an entire world away who were stripping down for another purpose.  ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG

April 07, 2017
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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......

Reclusive artist created images of beauty, humor

April 04, 2017
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If it weren’t for Bob Mizer, Harry Bush’s immense talent – and the bitterness and anger boiling underneath the hand that created stunning images of muscled men – may never have been realized. Bush – his real name, as he so often......

AMG Fun Facts

March 31, 2017
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Direct from the pages of Physique Pictorial, fun facts about life and times in the AMG Studios compound with details about the models and people who were part of daily life at 1834 West 11th Street. Every other Friday we’ll......

A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, part II

March 28, 2017
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Author’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio and its founder, Walter Kundzicz. ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG

March 24, 2017
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This week: David O'Boyle - “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......

A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, Part I

March 21, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio Like nearly all other male physique photographers in the mid-20th century, Walter Kundzicz’s life was equal parts beauty and struggle. The......

AMG FUN FACTS

March 17, 2017
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This week: The model who was contemplating a silicon injection for his member."When last we heard of Paul Blake, he was contemplating a silicon injection for his member, even though it was already far larger than would normally be......

Focus on: Photographer Warren Giddarie

March 14, 2017
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Like the other male physique photographers who came before him, Warren Giddarie appreciates a perfect body and handsome face. ...