Monday, February 23, 2015

Life Is A Gift. Change Is A Must.

Dear Readers,

As you may have already read, Blogger is changing its rules regarding adult content on its blogging platform.

This blog contains male nudity, so it is affected by these rule changes.

On March 22, 2015, I will make this blog private.

This does not mean the blog will be deleted.

Rather, I will need to give each reader permission to view the blog.

Additionally, I am no longer posting here.

In the next few days, I will post on Tumblr at http://malemodelsvintagebeefcake.tumblr.com, which I have held in reserve these last few years and will now make active.

I have enjoyed creating this archive of male models vintage beefcake and see no end in sight.

Sincerely,

Michael Denison

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Robert Duranton Photographed by Arax Studio

In 1948, Arax Studio took these photographs of Robert Duranton.

Already on this blog are different versions of the two images of Duranton with one arm raised.




Tom Mathews

I do not know who took this photograph of Tom Mathews, but think Bruce of Los Angeles and the Athletic Model Guild are very good guesses.

Joe Canoli Photographed by Champion Studio

Champion Studio took this photograph of Joe Canoli.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Jean Merlier Photographed by Arax Studio

Arax Studio took this photograph of Jean Merlier, who never fails to be an inspiration.

Tommy Evans and Jim Collette Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

I was pleased to find this photograph taken by Athletic Model Guild of Tommy Evans posing with Jim Collette.

This pairing is one of my favorites by Bob Mizer. When you search by Tommy Evans' Label on the blog, you can see more images from this delightful series.

Earl Maynard

I do not know who took this photograph of Earl Maynard.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jack Harte Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Bruce of Los Angeles took these photographs of Jack Harte.

Already on this blog is a slightly different version of the image of him seated.


Unknown Models Photographed by Douglas of Detroit

I was pleased to obtain a third photograph of this unknown duo taken by Douglas of Detroit.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you can see another image from this impressive series.

Bill Kugler Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

When I obtained this catalog of photographs of Bill Kugler taken by the Athletic Model Guild, I was able to correct Kugler's name in this post and this one featuring images of him by Russ Warner.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mario Caselli and Bill Smithers Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Bruce of Los Angeles took this photograph of Mario Caselli and Bill Smithers.

Forrester Millard and John Miller Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

In the 1940's, the Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Forrester Millard posing with John Miller.

As you may have read elsewhere on this blog, Dennis Bell, who is the current owner of the Athletic Model Guild and founder of the Bob Mizer Foundation, told me Millard was the first model photographed by Bob Mizer, who, of course, founded in the 1940's the Athletic Model Guild–and, nearly all by himself, invented the concept male model in the United States.

Robert Lucerno Photographed by Kris Studios

Kris Studios took this photograph of Robert Lucerno.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Don Fuller

I do not know who took this photograph of Don Fuller.

Bob McCune Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took these photographs of Bob McCune.

Already on this blog is an older print of the image of McCune standing.