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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......

Bob Mizer on: The Advent of Hardcore

May 04, 2009
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“Apparently that previously starved public is like a collective alcoholic which has made all of its taste-buds so overstimulated that even massive doses no longer have any effect.” -Bob Mizer from Physique Pictorial Vol. 18,......

NOVA FILMS, HOLLYWOOD CAL.

March 10, 2017
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Gay erotic film began, mostly, with Bob Mizer at AMG in Los Angeles in the mid ’50’s. In the late 1960’s, when nudes and hardcore sex became more or less legal, film really took off. Chuck Holmes and Ken Albert started......

A champion of the erotic: The history of Champion Studio, part II

March 28, 2017
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Author’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the history of Champion Studio and its founder, Walter Kundzicz. ...

Nova was at forefront of hardcore scene for a decade

May 02, 2017
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If you still enjoy hardcore gay porn (and we’re betting you do), you have Nova Studios to thank in part. The now-defunct studio, whose star shone bright for a decade between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, established many conventions......

Artists' works brought masculinity out in full color

May 23, 2017
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In the same way that Bob Mizer was known for his use of props and costumes in his still images and films, so too are French duo Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard revered for their use of color, religious and mythical iconography,......

Jim French’s body of work invigorated gay community, porn industry

June 16, 2017
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When male physique photographer and COLT Studio founder Jim French died in his sleep on Thursday evening, he left behind a mammoth body of work that shaped the adult film industry for decades to come. Described by LGBT historians as......

Update: A Look Inside the Growing Foundation

August 15, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation's acquisition of 920 Larkin St. in downtown San Francisco last year was just the beginning of the next chapter in the organization's history. Now, the Foundation is moving its operations to its new location, moving......

'Not guilty' verdict in Peacock case was major stride forward for sexual liberty

October 09, 2017
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Michael Peacock, quite simply, is a force to be reckoned with -- a fact that one prosecuting attorney learned the hard way....

Foundation exclusive: Q&A with Michael Peacock

November 12, 2017
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You might recall the name Michael Peacock from our article that was published a few weeks ago. Though we've received plenty of positive feedback on that piece, there's truly nothing better than hearing one's story in his or her own words......