#Films

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......

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...

Warhol films celebrated beauty of the mundane

March 01, 2016
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At the same time photographer and filmmaker Bob Mizer’s empire expanded and embraced nudity in front of the lens at his L.A. compound, on the other side of the country, pop artist Andy Warhol’s fame also grew. Next year will mark the......

DSI trial preceded Supreme Court’s 1968 obscenity ruling

February 24, 2016
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Although most followers of media law are familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1968 ruling in Ginsburg v. New York that nudity in art could not be ruled obscene, one court case in the late 1960s also had the attention......

Spoiled Beauty - Jim Paris

February 19, 2016
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Jim Paris was one of the Athletic Model Guild’s most popular models in the 1960s. When Jim Paris first appeared at the AMG gate on Valentine’s Day 1964 he told Bob Mizer he was 18. He was actually only 17. Born in......

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......

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......

My Buddy, My Buddy, your buddy misses you

October 06, 2015
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Buddies through all the gay days, Buddies when something went wrong; I wait alone through the gray days, Missing your smile and your song. -- Frank Sinatra Popular AMG model Buddy Ault was born in 1961 in Detroit,......

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....

MIZER FILMS FEATURED IN NARCISSUS MAGAZINE

July 27, 2015
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Thanks NARCISSUS MAGAZINE for a GREAT review of the film restoration work we do at the THE BOB MIZER FOUNDATION FILM ARCHIVE!...

Stump Keith

June 18, 2015
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We know you've always wanted to ask a question about one of your favorite AMG models. Now you can, with Stump Keith! I'm a volunteer at the Foundation and I love research! You already know the Foundation's......

Whatever Happened to Richard Du Bois?

June 14, 2015
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In the 1950s, Richard Du Bois was one of the most sought after physique models. Dick was born March 4, 1933 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was an excellent swimmer who won many contests as a teenager. He also......

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......

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......

Volunteer Spotlight: Corbin Crable

January 13, 2016
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Each month in this newsletter, we hope to spotlight one of our volunteers both onsite and offsite. This month, meet Corbin Crable of Kansas City. ****** What’s your name and where are you located? My name......

Revenge of Triton, 1950s Full Color Stunner

December 04, 2009
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In “Revenge of Triton” John Krivos plays an angry Greek God come to exact revenge on a pair of unsuspecting bathing beauties. This super spectacular color extravaganza is a rare glimpse at Bob Mizer’s......