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John Davidson: Everyone's Favorite Model

December 02, 2016
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John “Butchie” Davidson was born in Bronxville, NY in 1945 and grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland. No one called him John. Butchie was already in the US Marine Corp when he started physique posing in 1965, first......

Reed Phippen – Handsome Slave Master

September 01, 2016
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Kenneth Reed Phippen was born in 1937 in Logan, Utah. He was the only son in a family of four children. The family moved to Kaysville, on the shores of the Great Salt Lake before he entered high school. In high school......

Bobby Kropp, Marine to Model

May 17, 2016
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AMG model Bobby Kropp was born in Fresno, California in 1957 and was one of a set of twin boys. He was fresh out of the Marines when he posed before Bob Mizer’s cameras in late 1978. Although there were nearly 400......

Spoiled Beauty - Jim Paris

February 19, 2016
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Jim Paris was one of the Athletic Model Guild’s most popular models in the 1960s. When Jim Paris first appeared at the AMG gate on Valentine’s Day 1964 he told Bob Mizer he was 18. He was actually only 17. Born in......

From Gangs to Glory – Joe Leitel

December 22, 2015
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Every AMG model had a history or made history, and Joe Leitel was no different. One of the most popular and enduring models at Athletic Model Guild, Joe Leitel was discovered in late 1956 by an AMG talent scout while Joe was buying......

Oil Fields and Oiled Bodies

October 20, 2015
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We don't know how model Terry Douglas made his way to AMG in the early 1970s for a few early photo sessions, but after moving to Alaska to work in the oil fields for almost 10 years, Terry returned to Los Angeles to become one of the most......

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,......

AMG Model Ross Judd: My six gun in my hand, my pistol in my pants

September 05, 2015
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A follower asks about model Ross Judd, who also used the names Ramon Gabron and Rod Stiver. Ross Judd was born on September 15, 1950 in Port Angeles, Washington, where he was a logger. He was first photographed in 1969 by a......

A Follower Asks About Model Richard Reagan

July 11, 2015
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As a model, Richard Reagan displays a self confidence that makes you believe he is among the best on The Beach. He was photographed during one session at the Athletic Model Guild studios. That session probably took......

Stump Keith

June 18, 2015
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We know you've always wanted to ask a question about one of your favorite AMG models. Now you can, with Stump Keith! I'm a volunteer at the Foundation and I love research! You already know the Foundation's......

Whatever Happened to Richard Du Bois?

June 14, 2015
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In the 1950s, Richard Du Bois was one of the most sought after physique models. Dick was born March 4, 1933 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was an excellent swimmer who won many contests as a teenager. He also......

Whatever Happened to Mark Nixon?

April 02, 2015
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Mark Nixon was born William Markley Nixon III in Atlanta, Georgia on October 13, 1936 to William and Betty Nixon. He was attending Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana in 1955 when his photo first appeared in Tomorrow’s......