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FOCUS ON : Photographer Korey Watkins

April 06, 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......

Grecian Guild built sense of community for gay men

March 08, 2016
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H. Lynn Womack was at a turning point in his young life. Very little about Womack was easy to ignore. He was rotund and known for his voracious appetite and booming laugh. Womack was an albino, his hair a glistening white from a young......

Magazines provided risky outlet of desire for closeted gay men

January 12, 2016
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In the 1940s and 1950s, there existed a group of men who were both excited and fearful when they made the trek to the mailbox every day. "Had the magazine arrived that day? Did the mail carrier suspect anything? What about my wife? Or the......

FOCUS ON Photographer Ben McNutt

December 15, 2015
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Ben McNutt is a young photographer who focuses his camera on one of Bob's favorite subjects, wrestling. As a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Ben presented his thesis in the form of a photography show that paired his......

Models of color have graced pages of 'Physique Pictorial' since its beginning

November 19, 2015
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Racial diversity has long been displayed in Bob Mizer’s “Physique Pictorial” – since the publication’s infancy, in fact. The increasing number of African-American models in the magazine, as well as Mizer’s own notations that......

Physique Pictorial in The 1980s

May 14, 2010
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Where it was once a reflection of a lively industry, filled with work from a slew of international contributors, Physique Pictorial had become a one-man show. Gone were the lascivious illustrations from the likes of George Quaintance......

What a CHAMPION – An Abridged Introduction to Walter Kundzicz

April 26, 2010
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Compiled from an autobiographical account of the photographer’s life appearing in Reed Massingill’s book, CHAMPION. “Have you gentlemen picked up any of these models to prove your contention that these guys have......

Beefcake Zombies of Mass Destruction

April 25, 2010
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While hiding out from the zombie brain-crunchers in a red-neck church, a minister discovers that Lance and Tom are gay, and forcefully subjects them to undergo aversion therapy, which means tying them to a chair and making them......

Physique Pictorial in the Swinging ’60s

April 12, 2010
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The 1960s brought on the rise of the quaalude, the creation of the key party and the discovery of those precocious Brits, the Beatles. For those beefcake rags that survived the conservatively cold 1950s, it was a time of great change and......

Physique Pictorial Model Shot by LAPD

April 01, 2010
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It seems the LAPD, that stronghold of racial profiling and police brutality, has been playing fast and loose with its night stick for decades now. Sure, we’ve all heard of Rodney King, but what of the victims that came before? Case......

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......

Under Pressure, Beefcake Surveillance and Physique Pictorial

March 24, 2009
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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......

Setting the record straight on 'Beefcake'

November 29, 2016
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There's plenty to enjoy about the very first full-length film about Bob Mizer -- but there's plenty of misinformation to address, too. Loyal followers and supporters of the Bob Mizer Foundation are likely familiar with......

Film Archive: AMG Audio Commentaries

December 23, 2016
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The Foundation is actively exploring the possibility of launching Beefcake TV, a streaming video channel featuring a selection of Bob Mizer's 3,000 short films. This channel would be available through Apple TV, Roku, IOS and Android. As......

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....

Beefcake From Across the Pond, Part II: God Save the Queens

December 20, 2016
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Author’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the history of physique culture in Great Britain. Look for part III on our blog on Tuesday, December 27....