Saturday, July 16, 2016

Index ZW Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild


I must thank a generous fan of this blog for this index of models, whose catalog name begins with ZW.

Here–from top to bottom and left to right–appear Larry Hale, Ivan Marsevsky, David Day, Danny Wells, John Glynn, Nolan ONeill Joe Gies, Armand Poe, Dexter Ladd, Bob Mann, Gordy Morris, Jim Morgan, Bob White, Tom Kingman, Ding Baker, Bob Tuttleton, Bill Matterseig, Al Eisenberg, Dalton WIllis, Rusty Crawford, Cliff Henderson, Buz Sawyer, Bob Cummings, Bob Cross, Ray Baker, Swede Olsen and Van Jackson.

Bob Mizer's note on another index such as this one helpfully explains his numbering system: "First number under picture identifies photo. The last number is that of the catalog page (or pages) which illustrate more photos of the model. Each catalog page: 10 cents."

This catalog shows you the thirteenth photograph of models whose catalog name begins with ZW.

Unknown Models

What a playful moment caught on film by friends.

Charles Kassapian Photographed by Arax Studio

In 1955, Arax Studio took this photograph of Charles Kassapian.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bob Saputo Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

I must thank a generous fan of this blog for this catalog of photographs of Bob Saputo taken by the Athletic Model Guild.

Ken Clark Photographed by Spartan of Hollywood

Spartan of Hollywood took this photograph of American B-movie actor, Ken Clark, who also was featured in the classic Hollywood musical, South Pacific.

The photographer at Spartan of Hollywood sometimes used the name, Konstantine, which he occasionally spelled with a "C."

Clarence Ross Photographed by Russ Warner

Russ Warner took this photograph of Clarence Ross.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sammy Jackson Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

I must thank a generous fan of this blog for this catalog of photographs of Sammy Jackson taken by the Athletic Model Guild.

As you might know, Jackson acted in popular American films and television series from the 1960's to the early 1990's.

He was born on August 18, 1937 in Henderson, North Carolina, and passed away on April 24, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vic Seipke and Unknown Model Photographed by Douglas of Detroit

Douglas of Detroit took this photograph of Vic Seipke posing with an unknown model.

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

Klaus Struhlik Photographed by Jean Ferrero

Jean Ferrero took this photograph of Klaus Struhlik.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bob Thompson and Frank Stark Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Bob Thompson and Frank Stark.

Christian Ferrand Photographed by Jean Ferrero

Jean Ferrero took this photograph of Christian Ferrand.

George O'Brien

I do not know who took this sublime photograph of George O'Brien.

If you assumed he had to be a Hollywood movie star, you are correct.

And when you jump to this post on the blog, you can read about his long career.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dennis Lavia Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

I must thank a generous fan of this blog for this photograph taken by the Athletic Model Guild of Dennis Lavia, who never fails to be an inspiration.

Unknown Model

This unknown model demonstrates how I blog every day.

Dick Falcon

I do not know who took this photograph of Dick Falcon, who was a popular model in physique magazines in the 1930's and 1940's, then took up photographing bodybuilders in his later years.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tom Walker and Don Gossett Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

I must thank a generous fan of this blog for this catalog of images taken by the Athletic Model Guild of Tom Walker and Don Gossett.

Bob Mizer, we people alive decades after your passing can't thank you enough for having your models pose with these name placards.

Bob Rome and Robert John Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Bruce of Los Angeles took this excellent photograph of Bob Rome and Robert John.

Jim Stewart Photographed by Pat Milo

His tattoos and that carpet confirm Pat Milo took this photograph of Jim Stewart.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Herbert Hansen Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

I must thank a generous fan of this blog for the catalog of photographs taken by the Athletic Model Guild.

I have a large scan of this catalog that let me easily read the names of the models listed here from left to write and top to bottom: Pat Silbecki, Bert Elliott, Ray Cox, Stan Gergoshian, Ed Bowersox, Knolly Simpson, Art Andrews, Herbert Hansen, Tabby Anderson, Roland Steiner, Bob MacDonald, Ken Mort, George Smith, Skippy Martel, David Ellis, Lester Hunley, Duke Corenzo, Dick Venne George Fultz, Carter Reynolds, Jim Gass, Dean Noland, Red Bailey, Verby Wright, John Hart, Paul Hart, Harry Hary, Ben Vargas, Lyle Fox, Lucky Saunders, Gregg Carlson, Walter Keith, Jimmy Nickles, Ozzie Nelson, Able Smith, Frank Cox and Robert Bennett.

Bob Mizer's note at the bottom left helpfully explains his numbering system: "First number under picture identifies photo. The last number is that of the catalog page (or pages) which illustrate more photos of the model. Each catalog page: 10 cents."

This catalog shows you the thirteenth photograph of models whose catalog name begins with ZX.

I have had for a very long time this photograph of Herbert Hansen and, at last, know his name and that Mizer took the picture.



Bo Branden Photographed by Champion Studio

Champion Studio took this photograph of Bo Branden.

You might know Walter Kundzicz also distributed photographs under the name, Sunshine Beach Club, which also happens to be the name of the still-existent nudist beach resort he partly owned in Hudson, Florida.

Frank Hollfelder Photographed by Jean Ferrero

Jean Ferrero took this photograph of Frank Hollfelder.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Dale Curry Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

I must thank a generous fan of this blog for this photograph of Dale Curry taken by the Athletic Model Guild.

A smaller, slightly different version of his image is already on the blog.

Phil Knight Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

What a delight to have found another photograph of Phil Knight "around the house" taken by Bruce of Los Angeles.

Unknown Models

It is little wonder photographs of athletes such as these of unknown boxers taken in the latter part of the nineteenth century helped pave the way for the creation some fifty years later of beefcake: the widespread popularity of viewing male beauty purely for the pleasure of it.