Browse Posts by Author | Den Bell

Book & Building Launch - Amazing show of Support

November 07, 2016
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We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support and love from SF at last night's book release party. Thank you very much for coming to the event! Please enjoy the gallery of event photos below, taken by our volunteer Mark......

The Obsessive Photographer Behind America's First Gay Magazine

September 22, 2016
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Daniel Wenger of the New Yorker magazine writes:...

Focus On: Photographer Mikel Marton

September 08, 2016
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The Bob Mizer Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and promoting artists from all walks of life and in all disciplines, and we place a special emphasis on experimental photographers. If you know of any photographers or artists who might......

State of the Archive: Scanning the Mizer Estate

July 07, 2016
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A concerned member of the Foundation wrote us in regard to the scanning of the Mizer negatives. He was thinking that these negatives must be scanned NOW. My response shows why that is impossible currently, and that they must be......

State of The Archive: June 2016

June 17, 2016
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I've been wanting to write this post for quite awhile now. It should have been a simple update to our current project cataloging about 700,000 photographic slides shot by Bob Mizer over several decades. The problem is, myself and my team......

Bob Mizer on: Daily Life

February 05, 2016
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Found rat in pool & put him in a cage – -- Bob Mizer, Personal Journal, June 16, 1963...

Bob Mizer on: Your Inviolable Castle

January 22, 2016
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“Even the most timorous feels that if he will stay in his own home and mind his own business, that there at least he will be snug and secure. But there are certain insidious groups at work in our country who don’t agree, rather they......

FOUNDATION, CAMPAIGN FEATURED IN BUTT MAGAZINE

September 02, 2015
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Speaking of our Kickstarter campaign, our thanks go out to Butt Magazine for its promotion of the campaign and of the Foundation itself. September's issue features an introductory glimpse at Bob Mizer, his work and models,......

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....

Volunteer Spotlight - Devin Baker

August 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 Devin Baker of San Jose....

Bob Mizer in ART NEWS magazine

May 03, 2015
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The cowboy exhibition #RAWHIDE, opening up this Saturday May 9 at Venus Over Manhattan gallery in New York, has brought Bob Mizer into the pages of ART NEWS magazine.  He deserves it....

Happy Birthday Bob!

March 27, 2015
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Bob Mizer, the reach of your message and talents is spreading further than you might have ever imagined in your lifetime. Your work and vision now transcends far beyond the gay community that you helped to create 65 years ago, and......

XAN CHERELLE IS EXPOSED [AGAIN]

July 14, 2014
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XAN CHERELLE at age 21, 5'7 150 waist 31/29 biceps 14 chest 37/41. From Columbus, Ohio but has also lived in New Orleans, of French-Irish descent. We took some beautiful acrobatic footage of him but the original negative got caught......

MIZER'S LEGACY CONTINUES, THANKS TO YOU!

March 24, 2014
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Thank you! We are humbled by your caring and generosity for Bob Mizer and the legacy he left behind. The story of saving Bob Mizer’s vast archive of five decades of photographs began as a labor of love, it became an obsession,......

Inventorying the Mizer Film Archive

March 11, 2014
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In preparation for the new DVD compilations that we'll be putting together this year with our 2014 Kickstarter fundraiser, our volunteers have started to count. The inventory of almost 200 boxes of film reels has been progressing at a good......

DEVOTION: EXCAVATING BOB MIZER UPCOMING SCHEDULED EVENTS

January 25, 2014
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A number of exciting events are coming surrounding the DEVOTION: EXCAVATING BOB MIZER show currently on view at the 80WSE Gallery! Take a look and try to make it if you are in the New York area!...

ARCHIVING A LEGEND

April 16, 2013
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With the generous support from last year's Kickstarter campaign the archiving process has hit full force! We have been able to start the Herculean feat of moving a quarter million 4x5 black and white negatives from Bob Mizer’s original......

"It Was Almost Lost Forever:" Interview with Dennis Bell of the Athletic Model Guild and Bob Mizer Foundation

June 16, 2012
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This except from Mike the Content Producer's blog: In 1945, Bob Mizer founded the Athletic Model Guild (AMG) in Los Angeles, California, operating out of his mother's house, and advertised for sale photographs of bodybuilders in nascent......

AMG Classics wins 2010 GayVN award!

October 01, 2010
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AMG Classics wins 2010 GayVN award! The 2010 GayVN Award for Best Genre Website was presented to Athletic Model Guild for AthleticModelGuild.com this past Friday in San Francisco. We would like to thank the GayVN......

New Recruit Hardcore Trailer

July 22, 2010
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It’s here!  We’re happy to splash a little seamen your way in the new Story Film Classics: New Recruit trailer.  Click through to the trailer ......