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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......

Beefcake Zombies of Mass Destruction

April 25, 2010
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While hiding out from the zombie brain-crunchers in a red-neck church, a minister discovers that Lance and Tom are gay, and forcefully subjects them to undergo aversion therapy, which means tying them to a chair and making them......

Physique Pictorial in the Swinging ’60s

April 12, 2010
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The 1960s brought on the rise of the quaalude, the creation of the key party and the discovery of those precocious Brits, the Beatles. For those beefcake rags that survived the conservatively cold 1950s, it was a time of great change and......

Sticky Pages, A Tribute to Queer Pulp

April 07, 2010
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While photographers like Bob Mizer and Bruce of LA were busy capturing the well-oiled bodies of off-duty military men and muscle beach bodybuilders, careful to couch their work in terms of health and fitness, a new wave......

Physique Pictorial Model Shot by LAPD

April 01, 2010
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It seems the LAPD, that stronghold of racial profiling and police brutality, has been playing fast and loose with its night stick for decades now. Sure, we’ve all heard of Rodney King, but what of the victims that came before? Case......

Before Ameircan Apparel & Dov Charney, There Was Delia Mizer & AMG

March 27, 2010
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Since we’re on a bit of a fashion kick this week, we thought we’d draw attention to some rather fashionable drawers – underwear, that is. When AMG first started out, it was intended as a sort of agency for......

Your Guide to the Perfect Summer Look – AMG S/S 2010

March 24, 2010
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A little over a year ago, we received a request from the illustrious men’s magazine, BUTT, for a set of fully clothed models from the Bob Mizer archives. Spurred on by an interview with Vince Aletti, in which the photo......

Vivienne Westwood, Leonard Peltier & Bob Mizer?

February 19, 2010
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It should come as no surprise that the fashion industry has once again mined the visual language of physique photography’s past to sell over-priced goods in an over-sexed consumer market. Likewise,......

Did Rock Hudson Pose For AMG?

April 22, 2009
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Yes, but probably not the Rock Hudson you’re thinking of. While we were thumbing through the archives the other day, we came across a set of photos labeled ‘Monte Hanson and Rock Hudson’. Our hearts immediately skipped a......

Bodybuilder, Armand Tanny’s death marks the End of an Era

April 20, 2009
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Sixty-years ago, Bob Mizer was a young photographer, getting his start on the Muscle Beach circuit. Before beefcake and pornography, before steroids and gym bunnies, before Physique Pictorial and raids on the AMG......

Under Pressure, Beefcake Surveillance and Physique Pictorial

March 24, 2009
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Even the most timorous feels that if he will stay in his own home and mind his own business, that there at least he will be snug and secure. But there are certain insidious groups at work in our country who don’t agree, rather they......

Discovering Bob Mizer’s Portraits

March 10, 2009
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In the implementation of our new archiving system, we are constantly reminded of just how prolific Bob Mizer truly was. He produced new images almost daily, and while most of his photographs focus on the male body, Mizer did in......