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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...

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. ...

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......

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......

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....