#Films

Jim French’s body of work invigorated gay community, porn industry

June 16, 2017
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When male physique photographer and COLT Studio founder Jim French died in his sleep on Thursday evening, he left behind a mammoth body of work that shaped the adult film industry for decades to come. Described by LGBT historians as......

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....

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.  ...

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......

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......

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,......

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......

'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....

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.  ...

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......

'Gay for pay' phenom common in modeling industry, both then and now

November 28, 2017
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No one really knows the sexual proclivities of the thousands of models who appeared before Bob Mizer's still and video cameras, but one thing is clear -- both the modeling and adult industries have a long history of employing straight men......

Our next film screening is Thursday, Dec. 7 -- here's what to expect

December 05, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation sponsors monthly screenings of classic Mizer films at our new headquarters, 920 Larkin St. in the Tenderloin area of downtown San Francisco. These screenings take place as part of the city's First Thursday Art......

BMF's 2017 holiday gift guide

December 12, 2017
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Whether you're small and lithe like an elf or round and jolly like the big man in red, the Bob Mizer Foundation has gifts with which to stuff your stocking this holiday season. ...

For 2018, Foundation looks to the future as it honors the past

January 16, 2018
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The year 2017 was one of unprecedented growth for the Bob Mizer Foundation. Exactly a quarter of a century after Mizer's death, the organization that bears his name relaunched the celebrated quarterly Physique Pictorial; began a move......

Physique Pictorial reprint among German gay museum's archival holdings

February 06, 2018
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Bob Mizer's works can be found in contemporary galleries and exhibits the world over. But dig a little deeper into a museum's archives and you'll likely find them there as well, including The Schwules Museum in Berlin, Germany. ...

Which AMG model are you?

March 20, 2018
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The response to our first three volumes of the long-awaited Physique Pictorial relaunch has been incredible, and many of our readers have told us that a favorite feature is the inclusion of never-before-seen images of vintage AMG......

Babes in Dreamland: Masculinity in John Waters films, part I

April 25, 2018
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Author's note: This is the first in a two-part series on the portrayal of masculinity in the films of director John Waters. Part I covers "Pink Flamingos," "Female Trouble," and "Desperate Living." ...

Babes in Dreamland: Masculinity in John Waters Films, Part II

April 24, 2018
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Author's note: This is part II of a two-part series on the portrayal of masculinity in selected films of director John Waters. ...

BGSQD LAUNCH PARTY | 20 PHYSIQUE PICTORIAL COVER HOPEFULS!

October 11, 2018
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This past weekend, October 6 2018, the Bob Mizer Foundation and the team behind Physique Pictorial, celebrate one year since the re-launch of Mizer's iconic male physique magazine. It was a full house at the Bureau of General Services -......