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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...

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......

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......

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......

Oil Fields and Oiled Bodies

October 20, 2015
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We don't know how model Terry Douglas made his way to AMG in the early 1970s for a few early photo sessions, but after moving to Alaska to work in the oil fields for almost 10 years, Terry returned to Los Angeles to become one of the most......

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....

Vivienne Westwood, Leonard Peltier & Bob Mizer?

February 19, 2010
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It should come as no surprise that the fashion industry has once again mined the visual language of physique photography’s past to sell over-priced goods in an over-sexed consumer market. Likewise,......

Reed Phippen – Handsome Slave Master

September 01, 2016
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Kenneth Reed Phippen was born in 1937 in Logan, Utah. He was the only son in a family of four children. The family moved to Kaysville, on the shores of the Great Salt Lake before he entered high school. In high school......

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....

Quiz: Which Mizer film character are you? (Quiz 1 of 2)

February 07, 2017
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We know there's no value in those personality quizzes that keep popping up online. They're just mindless fun. "Which 'The Walking Dead' character are you?" "Which Disney song best describes your valentine?" "Which Los Angeles......

Images feature nude soldiers at play during WWII

April 11, 2017
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While Bob Mizer was scouting California’s Muscle Beach, in search for the pinnacle of grinning, flexing pictures of masculinity, there were other men an entire world away who were stripping down for another purpose.  ...

Props, costumes added unique touch to Mizer's photos, films (Part I)

June 20, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first in a two-part series detailing some of the props used by Bob Mizer in his movies throughout the years. Part II will run on our blog on Tuesday, June 27....

Physique Pictorial allotted space for other studios to hawk their wares

July 11, 2017
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Both longtime friends and Bob Mizer himself have stated that the photographer was all too happy to promote the work of other artists and studios. Mizer didn't see his contemporaries as competitors. Quite the opposite -- he believed that......

Take a tour of our new streaming video website, Posingstrap.tv

July 18, 2017
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The Bob Mizer Foundation last week launched PosingStrap.TV, a video streaming service that allows viewing of vintage physique films on its website, phones, and smart TVs. The Bob Mizer Foundation holds the world’s largest repository of......

Apache will be first original Mizer model in new Physique Pictorial

August 08, 2017
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When the first issue of Physique Pictorial in 27 years reaches your mailbox, you’ll see a lot of new faces gracing its pages – and one very familiar one. ...

Macfadden was the father of physique culture at turn of century

August 22, 2017
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Author’s note: This is the first part of a three-part series on bodybuilder and health advocate Bernarr Macfadden. Look for part II on our blog next Tuesday, Aug. 29. ...