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2017

The Bob Mizer Film Screening Series


WHAT: The Bob Mizer Film Screening Series WHEN: Thursday, May 4 from 7-9PM WHERE: Bob Mizer Foundation @ The Magazine/ 920 Larkin Street, San Francisco COST: Free/ Open to the public during The Upper Tenderloin First Thursday Art Walk INFO Thursday, May 4 at the Magazine from 7-9PM during the Upper Tenderloin Art Walk night. >span class="s1">In keeping with......

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2016

Bob Mizer Foundation to host book launch party at The Magazine


The Bob Mizer Foundation invites you to share in its celebration of a new visual examination of Mizer’s early work, as well as the Foundation’s acquisition of a storied building in the downtown landscape. On Nov. 3 at The Magazine (920 Larkin St.), the Foundation will host a release party for TASCHEN Publishing’s new book “AMG: 1,000 Model Directory,” a mammoth, two-volume survey of......

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2016

Foundation will inhabit building space in downtown San Francisco


The Bob Mizer Foundation will soon have a new home. The owners of The Magazine, Trent Dunphy and Bob Mainardi, located in San Francisco’s bustling downtown area at 920 Larkin Street, have gifted their sprawling, four-story building to the Foundation, whose staff members will gradually transition the organization’s operations to the building over the course of the next several months......

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2016

It’s Raining Men: Two volumes and two decades of top physique models


In 1945 Bob Mizer began taking photographs of strapping young men on Muscle Beach in Venice, California. In December of that year he formed the Athletic Model Guild to market his photos, and “physique photography” was born. Before Mizer there were bodybuilders and men who photographed them, but AMG photos, even those of the same men, were different, subtly provocative, discretely......

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2016

Bob Mizer Foundation releases new DVD compilation


The Bob Mizer Foundation’s latest DVD, “The Male Form in Motion: 19 Films for Artistic Study” has been released and is now for sale online at The Foundation’s website. The DVD, a diverse compilation of 19 short films spanning 1964 to 1981, features models performing a variety of calisthenics, from jumping jacks to running in place to shadowboxing. The Foundation’s previous......

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