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Pudgy Stockton: Buff Belle of the Beach

January 19, 2016
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Unlike obese men nicknamed ‘Slim’ or tall men nicknamed ‘Shorty,’ Abbye Eville’s nickname in childhood was anything but ironic. The girl who would later become Abbye Stockton earned the nickname ‘Pudgy’ for her rolls of baby......

Bodybuilder, Armand Tanny’s death marks the End of an Era

April 20, 2009
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Sixty-years ago, Bob Mizer was a young photographer, getting his start on the Muscle Beach circuit. Before beefcake and pornography, before steroids and gym bunnies, before Physique Pictorial and raids on the AMG......

Beefcake from across the pond: The male physique in Britain, part I

December 13, 2016
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Author’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on the history of physique culture in Great Britain. Look for part II on our blog on Tuesday, December 19....

AMG Fun Facts: Richard Harrison

June 09, 2017
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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......

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......