Browse Posts by Author | Bob Mizer

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.  ...

AMG Fun Facts: Robert Rex

June 23, 2017
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This week: Robert Rex "Robert Rex once worked as a drag queen in a dime-a-dance joint in New Orleans."  Bob Mizer  PP 30 ...

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

June 20, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first in a two-part series detailing some of the props used by Bob Mizer in his movies throughout the years. Part II will run on our blog on Tuesday, June 27....

Jim French’s body of work invigorated gay community, porn industry

June 16, 2017
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When male physique photographer and COLT Studio founder Jim French died in his sleep on Thursday evening, he left behind a mammoth body of work that shaped the adult film industry for decades to come. Described by LGBT historians as......

BREAKING NEWS: Colt Studios founder Jim French dies

June 16, 2017
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Jim French, the male physique photographer who pioneered new standards in masculinity through his images and drawings, has died. He was 84. According to his partner, Jeff Turner, French dies peacefully in his sleep on Thursday......

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - Rocky Coffey

June 16, 2017
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This week - Roscoe "Rocky" Coffey “Roscoe “Rocky” Coffey 23, 5’10”, 185 lbs whom neighbors claim to have seen in the company of another man leaving a home where he did not live transporting an expensive hi-fi set (without......

Bidgood’s cinematic seven-year itch finds new life, audiences

June 13, 2017
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In the early 1960s, just a few years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that nudity in art was not obscene, one artist’s career began with a literal splash....

AMG Fun Facts: Richard Harrison

June 09, 2017
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This week: Richard Harrison "He was introduced to us by Chuck Renslow of Kris Studios. His first job was at the original Vic Tanny Gym. Dick was short of funds, and would frequently sleep at the gym. But he made many fine friends......

He might be a hunk, but he's only human

June 06, 2017
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I’ve always been a trusting, naïve person by nature. When you admit this to someone in almost any scenario you encounter in life, it’s because, for one reason or another, you’ve let your guard down. You’ve inadvertently......