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Mizer photographed friends who brought magic to rich and poor alike during colorful career

March 29, 2016
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As soup lines grew, the content of wallets shrank and the country reeled from the Great Depression, one boy made it his mission to make Americans find a reason to feel the wonder of magic once again. Born Arthur Brandon in 1916 in......

Volunteer Spotlight - Keith Foote

September 02, 2015
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Each month in this newsletter, we hope to spotlight one of our volunteers both onsite and offsite.This month, meet Keith Foote of San Francisco....

Mizer's work only one small part of Kinsey Institute's archives

January 10, 2017
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Most who have heard the name ‘Alfred Kinsey’ are likely to instantly link him to his pioneering studies of human sexuality. One of the most often-repeated findings of those studies, in fact, theorizes that at least 10 percent of the......

Character analysis revealed the core of Mizer's models

January 16, 2017
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To the uninitiated, the symbols may as well have well been Egyptian hieroglyphics – clusters of arrows, circles, squares, squiggly lines, and backward question marks that began to appear next to a pictured model in Bob Mizer’s Physique......

Foundation seeks volunteers from the Bay Area

January 31, 2017
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If you’ve ever wanted to know even more about the man behind the camera, the Bob Mizer Foundation has a place for you among its cadre of staff....

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. ...

Ideals of male beauty have changed over centuries

May 09, 2017
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Though male physique photography pioneer Bob Mizer set out to define masculinity in post-war America, his idea of the perfect male body was a somewhat different one from that of previous centuries. There were similarities, of course, but......

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....