Browse Posts by Author | Bob Mizer

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......

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - Don Matney

June 02, 2017
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This week - Don Matney “persona non grata for repeatedly housebreaking, breaking down doors of a house where he was no longer welcome, making it necessary to have a warrant issued against him (all while drunk which we do not consider a......

Venue brought AMG models to the silver screen

May 30, 2017
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Those AMG patrons who were fortunate enough to live in the Los Angeles area during the mid-1960s and early 1970s were likely familiar with the Park Theatre as the nucleus of gay cinema....

AMG Fun Facts: Robirds

May 26, 2017
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This week: Ray Robirds "Special set of 12 4x5's of Ray Robirds in leather $5. Leather pants and other interesting leather garments available through "Hell Bent for Leather" 6727¼ Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood Calif. Cost of these......

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,......

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......

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 ...