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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......

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......

Film Archive: AMG Audio Commentaries

December 23, 2016
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The Foundation is actively exploring the possibility of launching Beefcake TV, a streaming video channel featuring a selection of Bob Mizer's 3,000 short films. This channel would be available through Apple TV, Roku, IOS and Android. As......

FOCUS ON Western Photography Guild

October 11, 2016
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While serving in World War II, Don Whitman developed a friendship with a fellow sailor who related his experiences of modeling and posing for photographers. While the model’s name is lost to history, it’s believed this chance meeting......

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......

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......

Magazine used as sounding board for Mizer's social commentary

December 09, 2015
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True followers of Bob Mizer’s “Physique Pictorial” know that the publication was more than just a menagerie of pretty faces and toned bodies – it was a place where the artist could offer his insight into the social and political......

One-time Mizer model killed actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age

November 24, 2015
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Many types of men appeared throughout the pages of Bob Mizer’s "Physique Pictorial" over the years. The former all-American high school athlete. The dedicated bodybuilder. The hoodlum. The ruffian. And at least one killer – a monster,......

Models of color have graced pages of 'Physique Pictorial' since its beginning

November 19, 2015
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Racial diversity has long been displayed in Bob Mizer’s “Physique Pictorial” – since the publication’s infancy, in fact. The increasing number of African-American models in the magazine, as well as Mizer’s own notations that......

My Buddy, My Buddy, your buddy misses you

October 06, 2015
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Buddies through all the gay days, Buddies when something went wrong; I wait alone through the gray days, Missing your smile and your song. -- Frank Sinatra Popular AMG model Buddy Ault was born in 1961 in Detroit,......

Little Joe: 50 Years Later

September 18, 2015
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Before Al Pacino portrayed a junkie in The Panic in Needle Park--and then a man in a relationship with a trans woman in Dog Day Afternoon--there was Joe Dallesandro, in Trash. Before Jon Voight played a male hustler......

DEVOTION: EXCAVATING BOB MIZER UPCOMING SCHEDULED EVENTS

January 25, 2014
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A number of exciting events are coming surrounding the DEVOTION: EXCAVATING BOB MIZER show currently on view at the 80WSE Gallery! Take a look and try to make it if you are in the New York area!...

BOB ON VIEW: PHOTOS FROM NYU

December 13, 2013
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The past few months have been huge for the foundation. From the major exhibitions currently on view at MOCA and NYU to Miami Art Basel, Bob Mizer has been all over the place lately. We want to make sure you don't miss anything, so here is......

Subjective Character Analysis: Emotionally Disturbed French-Indian Marine Loves Nose Candy, Lifting Weights

May 07, 2010
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This stud from St. Louis is possibly the most decorated model in Physique Pictorial history. In our extensive experience with Bob Mizer’s groundbreaking publication, never have we found a man with such a complicated......

What a CHAMPION – An Abridged Introduction to Walter Kundzicz

April 26, 2010
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Compiled from an autobiographical account of the photographer’s life appearing in Reed Massingill’s book, CHAMPION. “Have you gentlemen picked up any of these models to prove your contention that these guys have......