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Macfadden's beliefs about diet, exercise similar to our own

September 12, 2017
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Author's note: This is the conclusion of a three-part series on bodybuilder and health advocate Bernarr Macfadden. ...

Columnist lays bare our fascination with men in uniform

September 05, 2017
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By Andrew Barnhill...

Macfadden shared Mizer's penchant for freedom of speech

August 29, 2017
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Author's note: This is the second part of a three-part series on bodybuilder and health advocate Bernarr Macfadden. Look for part III on our blog on Tuesday, Sept. 5. ...

Macfadden was the father of physique culture at turn of century

August 22, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first part of a three-part series on bodybuilder and health advocate Bernarr Macfadden. Look for part II on our blog next Tuesday, Aug. 29. ...

Update: A Look Inside the Growing Foundation

August 15, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation's acquisition of 920 Larkin St. in downtown San Francisco last year was just the beginning of the next chapter in the organization's history. Now, the Foundation is moving its operations to its new location, moving......

Apache will be first original Mizer model in new Physique Pictorial

August 08, 2017
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When the first issue of Physique Pictorial in 27 years reaches your mailbox, you’ll see a lot of new faces gracing its pages – and one very familiar one. ...

Mizer promoted, marketed AMG in a variety of ways

August 01, 2017
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By the time Bob Mizer died in 1992, the Internet was still an extremely new technology to private citizens. Though he was unable to take advantage of the websites, blogs, e-mail blasts, and social media that so many take for granted today,......

Take a tour of our new streaming video website, Posingstrap.tv

July 18, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation last week launched PosingStrap.TV, a video streaming service that allows viewing of vintage physique films on its website, phones, and smart TVs. The Bob Mizer Foundation holds the world’s largest repository of......

Physique Pictorial allotted space for other studios to hawk their wares

July 11, 2017
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Both longtime friends and Bob Mizer himself have stated that the photographer was all too happy to promote the work of other artists and studios. Mizer didn't see his contemporaries as competitors. Quite the opposite -- he believed that......

Props, costumes added unique touch to Mizer's photos, films (Part II)

June 26, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the props, costumes and scenery used in Bob Mizer’s photos and films.  ...

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....

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......

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....

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......

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....

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,......

Physique Pictorial was a visual feast -- with a message

May 16, 2017
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If the first issue of the upcoming Physique Pictorial relaunch is your introduction to Bob Mizer’s pocket-sized ode to beefcake, don’t worry – it’s never too late to learn about the history behind one of male physique......

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......

Nova was at forefront of hardcore scene for a decade

May 02, 2017
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If you still enjoy hardcore gay porn (and we’re betting you do), you have Nova Studios to thank in part. The now-defunct studio, whose star shone bright for a decade between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, established many conventions......