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Physique Pictorial #43 ships next month. Here's what's inside...

November 21, 2017
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Our winter issue of Physique Pictorial is hot off the presses and ready to ship at the beginning of next month. ...

Foundation exclusive: Q&A with Michael Peacock

November 12, 2017
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You might recall the name Michael Peacock from our article that was published a few weeks ago. Though we've received plenty of positive feedback on that piece, there's truly nothing better than hearing one's story in his or her own words......

Reagan-era report called for boycott of adult materials

November 07, 2017
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Only 16 years after a presidential commission recommended loosening restrictions on the availability of adult materials, members of a second commission claimed that a connection exists between pornography and organized crime. ...

Presidential report studied pornography in America

October 30, 2017
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A 1969 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, Stanley v. Georgia, ruled that people could view and read whatever they wished in the privacy of their own homes. The following year, the U.S government brought the details of America's porn......

The fig leaf drops: 1969 issue of Physique Pictorial quietly heralded arrival of nudity

October 24, 2017
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Only mere months after the U.S. Supreme Court declared nudity in art to be not obscene, Bob Mizer was among the first to feature nudity in his male physique magazine.  ...

Before he was the 'Governator,' Arnold posed for Mizer

October 17, 2017
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Before he traveled through time to save the world, before he became the most powerful man in California, Austrian bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger was front and center during photo shoots for some of the world’s most recognized male......

'Not guilty' verdict in Peacock case was major stride forward for sexual liberty

October 09, 2017
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Michael Peacock, quite simply, is a force to be reckoned with -- a fact that one prosecuting attorney learned the hard way....

Focus on: Model Nick Dent

October 03, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation regularly profiles both experimental photographers and models in order to fulfill part of its mission statement. This week, we feature a Q&A with New York-based model, actor and bodybuilder Nick Dent, who has been......

Unconventional beauty: In defense of Jim Grant, gingers, and normalcy

September 19, 2017
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Though Bob Mizer’s Physique Pictorial gave its readers a glimpse of models who appeared the pinnacle of physical perfection, muscles and all, Mizer admitted he often received requests from readers who wanted to see men who appeared more......

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....