Saturday, July 19, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Already on the blog is a slightly different version of the image of Hubert with his hands behind his hips.
When I added these two photographs to my collection, I was able to correct this post and this one on the blog.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Because Bruce of Los Angeles features the brothers in a sprawling spread in Volume 20 of his magazine The Male Figure, I'm going to assume Mizer here misprints Sigfried's first name.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
His adult male models were unabashedly nude decades before such work was legal in the United States, so Kovert’s studio was routinely raided by the police.
Other photographers were also hired to shoot in the studio.
Kovert’s own style is immediately obvious in this photograph of this unknown model: multiple light sources, the model’s skin gleaming with oil, and his serene gaze diverted away from the camera together transform him into an Olympian.
Kovert committed suicide in 1950.
The Volume 1, Number 1 issue of Bob Mizer's Physique Photo News magazine, which was soon renamed Physique Pictorial, was published in May, 1951. On page 7, there is a full-page ad featuring Kovert's work now managed by Richard Caldwell, who writes, "We are eliminating the name 'Kovert of Hollywood,' but be assured that there is no change in our policies." He means the availability of photographs of adult male nudes, I presume.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I now believe the other images on the blog of Hargitay posing with his trophy were taken by Arax Studio.