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Meet our new social media manager, John Tuite

September 23, 2019

The Bob Mizer Foundation is proud to introduce its new social media manager and editorial intern, John Tuite, a longtime model, fashion-industry guru and artist who will be an integral part in helping us shape future editions of......

Murnaghan’s new exhibit, photography book document aquatic artistry

February 17, 2019

The latest professional endeavor by Lucas Murnaghan, an artist profiled in Physique Pictorial Vol. 44 with his images of models immersed in shimmering water pools, has already made a splash with his new photography book. ...

Focus on: Photographer Ross Collab

May 17, 2018

BMF followers and fans have seen a lot of Ross Collab lately -- and with good reason. The Foundation recently announced it is bringing on Collab as a spokesman for its relaunch of Bob Mizer's Physique Pictorial. You've seen his work in the......

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

April 25, 2018

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

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

Vintage health magazine attacks competitors for 'pornographic' images

April 07, 2018

Though Bob Mizer's Physique Pictorial offered a knowing wink to male readers who viewed the models within its pages as much more than just a picture of robust health, not all of his contemporaries approved of the sexualization of muscular......

Which AMG model are you?

March 20, 2018

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......

Did you know?: Physique Pictorial, vol. 44

March 12, 2018

Physique Pictorial subscribers, the spring 2018 volume will be in your mailbox soon (and if you haven't yet bought vol. 44, you can do so in our online store). In the meantime, we thought you'd enjoy some trivia on the artists and models......

Red Hot photographer: 'Be proud of who you are'

March 06, 2018

Author's note: This is part II of a two-part series on British photographer Thomas Knights. ...

UK-based photographer's project gets us hot for redheads

February 26, 2018

Author's note: This is the first in a two-part series on photographer Thomas Knights. Look for part II on our blog on Tuesday, March 6. ...

Works from European publishing giant Bruno Gmunder chronicles expanse of LGBT culture

February 13, 2018

Tom of Finland. F. Valentine Hooven III. Jim French. Rex. Michael Stokes. ...

Physique Pictorial reprint among German gay museum's archival holdings

February 06, 2018

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. ...

Bodybuilding brothers: 1968 Physique Pictorial issue had readers seeing double

January 30, 2018

What, exactly, is it about brothers that gets us so hot under the collar (and the pants)? ...

Take a sneak peek at what we have planned for Physique Pictorial, issue 44

January 23, 2018

The Bob Mizer Foundation relaunched Mizer's groundbreaking male physique mag, Physique Pictorial, last fall to rave reviews. We're hard at work on our spring issue, which will be packed fuller than a 1950s-era posing strap -- chock full of......

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

January 16, 2018

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......

Camera Porn: BMF receives donation of vintage cameras

January 09, 2018

By Kent Hall While we are constantly cataloguing slides and photos at the Bob Mizer Foundation, the Foundation’s mission goes beyond just preserving his work. Part of the Foundation archives include the artifacts of Mizer and his fellow......

Issue 43 of Physique Pictorial now shipping

December 19, 2017

You've waited for months for issue 43 of Physique Pictorial, and we're happy to report that your wait is nearly over. Your beefcake-laden, individually-numbered issue is on its way to your mailbox, just in time for the holiday. Here,......

BMF's 2017 holiday gift guide

December 12, 2017

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. ...

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

December 05, 2017

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......

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

November 28, 2017

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......