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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...

Review: 'The Male Form in Motion' combines action, Mizer's trademark whimsy

June 17, 2016
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There’s just something about the title of The Bob Mizer Foundation’s latest DVD compilation, “The Male Form in Motion: 19 Films for Artistic Study.” By now, if you’ve studied Mizer, you’re aware that his earlier works were......

Bodybuilder led to birth of gym culture in America

April 19, 2016
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Before the models of Bob Mizer’s Athletic Model Guild redefined masculinity to a puritanical American audience, there was the original ‘strong man,’ Eugene Sandow. Known as the father of modern bodybuilding, Sandow was born in......

FOCUS ON : Photographer Korey Watkins

April 06, 2016
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The Bob Mizer Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and promoting artists from all walks of life and in all disciplines, and we place a special emphasis on experimental photographers. If you know of any photographers or artists who might......

Mizer photographed friends who brought magic to rich and poor alike during colorful career

March 29, 2016
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As soup lines grew, the content of wallets shrank and the country reeled from the Great Depression, one boy made it his mission to make Americans find a reason to feel the wonder of magic once again. Born Arthur Brandon in 1916 in......

Author’s lover among those who violated obscenity laws

March 22, 2016
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They were truly everyman – mostly unknown, private figures whose lives were turned upside down with the opening of a package. Maybe it was a male physique magazine. Or a series of photographs or slides. Whatever the offending materials,......

Mattachine Society signaled rise of modern gay liberation movement

March 16, 2016
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Before the Grecian Guild beckoned closeted gay men to meet one another and engage in cathartic discussions about their deepest desires, there was the Mattachine Society. The organization, conceived as the Mattachine Foundation in 1950 and......

Grecian Guild built sense of community for gay men

March 08, 2016
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H. Lynn Womack was at a turning point in his young life. Very little about Womack was easy to ignore. He was rotund and known for his voracious appetite and booming laugh. Womack was an albino, his hair a glistening white from a young......

Warhol films celebrated beauty of the mundane

March 01, 2016
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At the same time photographer and filmmaker Bob Mizer’s empire expanded and embraced nudity in front of the lens at his L.A. compound, on the other side of the country, pop artist Andy Warhol’s fame also grew. Next year will mark the......