AMG Fun Facts: Adams

May 12, 2017

This week: Spyke Adams "Spyke Adams is one of the many AMG models who sell photos directly - write him at 4010 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. With a group of other fellows, he takes old run down houses and spruces them up and......

Physique Pictorial was a visual feast -- with a message

May 16, 2017

If the first issue of the upcoming Physique Pictorial relaunch is your introduction to Bob Mizer’s pocket-sized ode to beefcake, don’t worry – it’s never too late to learn about the history behind one of male physique......

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG: Jerry Suter

May 12, 2017

This week: Jerry Suter “He and another criminal robbed the proprietor of Old Reliable at gunpoint, tied him up, abused him and carried off his equipment. Suter subsequently went on an extensive crime spree which included......

Artists' works brought masculinity out in full color

May 23, 2017

In the same way that Bob Mizer was known for his use of props and costumes in his still images and films, so too are French duo Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard revered for their use of color, religious and mythical iconography,......

AMG Fun Facts: Robirds

May 26, 2017

This week: Ray Robirds "Special set of 12 4x5's of Ray Robirds in leather $5. Leather pants and other interesting leather garments available through "Hell Bent for Leather" 6727¼ Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood Calif. Cost of these......

Venue brought AMG models to the silver screen

May 30, 2017

Those AMG patrons who were fortunate enough to live in the Los Angeles area during the mid-1960s and early 1970s were likely familiar with the Park Theatre as the nucleus of gay cinema....

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - Don Matney

June 02, 2017

This week - Don Matney “persona non grata for repeatedly housebreaking, breaking down doors of a house where he was no longer welcome, making it necessary to have a warrant issued against him (all while drunk which we do not consider a......

AMG Fun Facts: Richard Harrison

June 09, 2017

This week: Richard Harrison "He was introduced to us by Chuck Renslow of Kris Studios. His first job was at the original Vic Tanny Gym. Dick was short of funds, and would frequently sleep at the gym. But he made many fine friends......

He might be a hunk, but he's only human

June 06, 2017

I’ve always been a trusting, naïve person by nature. When you admit this to someone in almost any scenario you encounter in life, it’s because, for one reason or another, you’ve let your guard down. You’ve inadvertently......

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - Rocky Coffey

June 16, 2017

This week - Roscoe "Rocky" Coffey “Roscoe “Rocky” Coffey 23, 5’10”, 185 lbs whom neighbors claim to have seen in the company of another man leaving a home where he did not live transporting an expensive hi-fi set (without......

AMG Fun Facts: Robert Rex

June 23, 2017

This week: Robert Rex "Robert Rex once worked as a drag queen in a dime-a-dance joint in New Orleans."  Bob Mizer  PP 30 ...

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

June 16, 2017

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

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

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.  ...

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - Forrest Norton

June 30, 2017

This week - Forrest Norton “On his last visit he asked to borrow $10 to eat or else he would rob the corner motel. We loaned him the money but he still robbed the motel.”  Bob Mizer - Physique Pictorial, Volume 36...

AMG Fun Facts: Donald Thirkill

July 07, 2017

"“MEMBER OF PRIESTHOOD SUES PHYSIQUE PICTORIAL FOR $35,000.00! On March 31, 1955, Donald Thirkill of Los Angeles filed [a] complaint…charging that Physique Pictorial has invaded his privacy by publishing his photograph in the......

Physique Pictorial allotted space for other studios to hawk their wares

July 11, 2017

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

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......

WANTED: the bad boys of AMG - J.P. Kennington

July 28, 2017

This week - J.P. Kennington “A word about our former associate Jean Paul Kennington: Shame J.P.! Perhaps we should have been concerned that he was an AWOL Marine, and also that he has been working for [a] notorious drug dealer. At......

AMG Fun Facts: Edward Taylor

August 04, 2017

"Scene from AMG film "Slave Ship". Model on the far left is Edward Taylor who is in charge of the AMG darkroom."  Bob Mizer  PP 16-4 ...