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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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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......

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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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......

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. ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG

March 10, 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......

Palatinus one of many photogs who drew ire of 1950s law enforcement

March 07, 2017
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It was a situation all too familiar to his contemporaries in years past. And now, it was happening to him. ...

So what is experimental photography, anyway?

February 28, 2017
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Experimental photography is as old as the medium of photography itself. But the concept might be confusing for some who are new to the art. ...

To Mizer, Taylor was much more than just a model

February 21, 2017
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Bob Mizer counted many people among his friends and acquaintances. His compound -- especially in the later years of his career -- was always buzzing with activity, day or night. ...

Quiz: Which Mizer film character are you? (Quiz 2 of 2)

February 14, 2017
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By now, you’ve likely had a chance to take our quiz from last week. Maybe, however, you didn’t feel as if the options given quite fit your personality. Never fear – we have a second quiz for you, designed to pigeonhole you into a......

Quiz: Which Mizer film character are you? (Quiz 1 of 2)

February 07, 2017
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We know there's no value in those personality quizzes that keep popping up online. They're just mindless fun. "Which 'The Walking Dead' character are you?" "Which Disney song best describes your valentine?" "Which Los Angeles......

Mizer known for his lengthy responses to readers’ letters

January 24, 2017
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The editors of most magazines welcome letters to the editor, allowing readers to praise, question or criticize editorial decisions made by the publication’s gatekeepers. A letter is received, it may be selected to be published, and the......

Mizer's work only one small part of Kinsey Institute's archives

January 10, 2017
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Most who have heard the name ‘Alfred Kinsey’ are likely to instantly link him to his pioneering studies of human sexuality. One of the most often-repeated findings of those studies, in fact, theorizes that at least 10 percent of the......

Beefcake From Across the Pond, Part III: From Muscle & Fitness to Barrington's Boys

December 27, 2016
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Author’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on the history of physique culture in Great Britain. Look for a separate profile of British physique photographer John S. Barrington on January 3....

Beefcake From Across the Pond, Part II: God Save the Queens

December 20, 2016
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Author’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the history of physique culture in Great Britain. Look for part III on our blog on Tuesday, December 27....

Beefcake from across the pond: The male physique in Britain, part I

December 13, 2016
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Author’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on the history of physique culture in Great Britain. Look for part II on our blog on Tuesday, December 19....

To All the Boys We've Loved Before: Foundation staff members discuss their favorite models

December 06, 2016
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The difference between a mere appreciation of a Bob Mizer model and one that catches your eye every time you see him splashed across a page is all in the details....

Beverly Hills Taschen Book Signing Photos

December 02, 2016
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Bob Mizer Foundation volunteer Art Adams shot these photos at the recent 1000 Model Directory book signing in Beverly Hills. Those pictured include Bob Mizer Foundation president Dennis Bell. photographer Michael Stokes, Scotty Bowers......

Focus on: Photographer Mark Christopher

November 18, 2016
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The Bob Mizer regularly profiles experimental photographers in order to fulfill part of its mission statement. This week, we feature a Q&A with Bay Area photographer Mark Christopher, who cites Mizer himself among his artistic......

NEW BOOK! BOB MIZER: AMG's 1000 MODEL DIRECTORY

June 22, 2016
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It’s Raining Men: Two volumes and two decades of top physique models...