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AMG Fun Facts: Lightning Paschal

April 28, 2017
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This week: Lightning Paschal "..lays claim to having three testicles, but we did not examine closely enough to determine.."   Bob Mizer - Physique Pictorial Volume 34...

Mansions served as scene of Mizer photo shoots

April 25, 2017
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The models in Bob Mizer’s later photos frolicked, wrestled, and sneered amid backdrops and set designs that were a world away from the scenery that graced his photos in the 1950s. ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - Hans Bendler

April 21, 2017
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This week: Hans Bendler “Photographer Neil Edwards wrote us last week from Philadelphia to say that in a fit of pique, Hans smashed Neil's typewriter to the floor, also broke his camera, lightmeter and other sundry items and later......

AMG Fun Facts

April 14, 2017
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This week: Shan Daymor - "The film Beligerant Model features Terry Caldwell (top) as the photographer and Shan Daymore (on the bottom, as usual) as the model." Bob Mizer - Physique Pictorial 14-1 ...

Images feature nude soldiers at play during WWII

April 11, 2017
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While Bob Mizer was scouting California’s Muscle Beach, in search for the pinnacle of grinning, flexing pictures of masculinity, there were other men an entire world away who were stripping down for another purpose.  ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG

April 07, 2017
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Smiling faces. Glistening bodies. Loaded posing pouches. Bob Mizer’s camera turned common boys into stars. But life at AMG wasn’t always idyllic. Some of those stars were “trade”. Some were AWOL. Some were petty criminals......

Reclusive artist created images of beauty, humor

April 04, 2017
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If it weren’t for Bob Mizer, Harry Bush’s immense talent – and the bitterness and anger boiling underneath the hand that created stunning images of muscled men – may never have been realized. Bush – his real name, as he so often......

AMG Fun Facts

March 31, 2017
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Direct from the pages of Physique Pictorial, fun facts about life and times in the AMG Studios compound with details about the models and people who were part of daily life at 1834 West 11th Street. Every other Friday we’ll......

A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, part II

March 28, 2017
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Author’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio and its founder, Walter Kundzicz. ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG

March 24, 2017
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This week: David O'Boyle - “The day after he did his second set of pictures, he used burglary tools to enter the studio office and rifle the stamp and petty cash drawers. He was agile enough to avoid capture, though he......

A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, Part I

March 21, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio Like nearly all other male physique photographers in the mid-20th century, Walter Kundzicz’s life was equal parts beauty and struggle. The......

AMG FUN FACTS

March 17, 2017
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This week: The model who was contemplating a silicon injection for his member."When last we heard of Paul Blake, he was contemplating a silicon injection for his member, even though it was already far larger than would normally be......