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NEW BOOK! BOB MIZER: AMG's 1000 MODEL DIRECTORY

June 22, 2016
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It’s Raining Men: Two volumes and two decades of top physique models...

Author’s lover among those who violated obscenity laws

March 22, 2016
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They were truly everyman – mostly unknown, private figures whose lives were turned upside down with the opening of a package. Maybe it was a male physique magazine. Or a series of photographs or slides. Whatever the offending materials,......

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......

Mizer compound at center of photographer's empire

January 05, 2016
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When the neighbors watched Delia Mizer and her precocious 5-year-old son Bob move into the Victorian house at 1834 W. 11th St. in Los Angeles in 1927, no one could have predicted just how many people would call the residence......

Artist's illustrations breathe life into taboo desires

December 01, 2015
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While his mainstream counterparts in the art world were being trained in some of the world’s finest art institutes and honing their craft in sterile classrooms among the rigidity of academia, the erotic artist known as Rex received his......

One-time Mizer model killed actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age

November 24, 2015
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Many types of men appeared throughout the pages of Bob Mizer’s "Physique Pictorial" over the years. The former all-American high school athlete. The dedicated bodybuilder. The hoodlum. The ruffian. And at least one killer – a monster,......

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......

Michael Stokes: Photographer’s lens captures beauty of wounded heroes

November 06, 2015
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One L.A.-based photographer has literally stripped bare the stigma of injured veterans who return home from the battlefront. The more recent subjects of Michael Stokes are strong, scarred and sensuous, embodied in the poses of......

WINNERS! of the 1ST ANNUAL BOB MIZER FOUNDATION EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION

April 01, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mizer Foundation announces winners of photo competition The Bob Mizer Foundation is proud to recognize the winners of the First Annual Bob Mizer Emerging Photographer Competition. Much......

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......

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......

AMG’s Top 5 Contemporary Homos With Cameras

March 16, 2010
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It’s time for something new. For the past five years, we’ve looked inside at the works of one of the world’s most fantastic homosexuals, Mr. Bob Mizer, and while we’ll never lose our love for the King, all of this......

Before Ameircan Apparel & Dov Charney, There Was Delia Mizer & AMG

March 27, 2010
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Since we’re on a bit of a fashion kick this week, we thought we’d draw attention to some rather fashionable drawers – underwear, that is. When AMG first started out, it was intended as a sort of agency for......

Bob’s World “Best Book of the Century”

December 11, 2009
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Since it’s release two months ago, Bob’s World has created an unprecedented buzz around Bob Mizer’s super saturated color photographs. Over the past week alone, it’s popped up on the front page of Out, hit number one......

Discovering Bob Mizer’s Portraits

March 10, 2009
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In the implementation of our new archiving system, we are constantly reminded of just how prolific Bob Mizer truly was. He produced new images almost daily, and while most of his photographs focus on the male body, Mizer did in......

FOCUS ON Western Photography Guild

October 11, 2016
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While serving in World War II, Don Whitman developed a friendship with a fellow sailor who related his experiences of modeling and posing for photographers. While the model’s name is lost to history, it’s believed this chance meeting......

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......

Focus on: Photographer Mark Christopher

November 18, 2016
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The Bob Mizer regularly profiles experimental photographers in order to fulfill part of its mission statement. This week, we feature a Q&A with Bay Area photographer Mark Christopher, who cites Mizer himself among his artistic......