Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jack Deal

Here is a great photograph of Jack Deal. I know nothing about the model or photographer.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Richard DuBois

Here are nine great photographs of Richard DuBois. With that beaming smile and massive body, it is no wonder he was a very popular beefcake model.

He was rewarded for all the work he put into bodybuilding by winning the titles Mr. America in 1954 and Mr. USA in 1957.

In one of these photographs, he poses with Mae West and George Eiferman, who was Mr. America in 1948 and Mr. Universe in 1962.

Richard was one of many bodybuilders to perform in Mae West's burlesque revue in the 1950's and '60's. The success of this show is one of the many factors contributing to the birth of beefcake: the widespread popularity of viewing male beauty purely for the pleasure of it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Steve Reeves, Richard DuBois, Debbie Reynolds

Here are two of the most famous of all beefcake models, Steve Reeves and Richard DuBois.

Richard is on the left raising up Debbie Reynolds, while Steve helps hoist her on the right.

All three appeared in the musical film, Athena, with Jane Powell.

There are rightly tons of images of these men available online and in brick-and-mortar stores. I enjoy finding the more obscure images.

Of course - with my preoccupation with fair-haired men - Richard DuBois is my favorite of the two.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tom Moore

This is a great photograph of Tom Moore. I do not know who the photographer was.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Unknown Model

I do not know who this model is. I found these photographs a long time ago and have since lost my note on who the photographer was. I suspect it was Pat Milo.

Eddie Williams and Steve Wengryn

Eddie Williams was a very popular model with the Western Photography Guild, which took the photographs of him tied up outdoors and coming out of the shower.

I do not know who took the image of him posing with Steven Wengryn.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tom Scott

This is a nice photograph of Tom Scott. I have no information on the model or photographer.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Unknown Model Photographed by Douglas of Detroit

UPDATED April 19, 2015: Douglas of Detroit took this photograph of this unknown model. I especially like the dark background contrasting so starkly to the bodybuilder's well-lit torso.

Unknown Models

Here are ten photographs of unknown models. Most were likely taken at the turn of the last century, when strong men were celebrated for their physical prowess.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Spencer Churchill

Lest I wear you out with my obsession for fair-haired men, here are four fantastic photographs of massive Spencer Churchill.

I do not know who took these images.

Clint Eastwood

Here are two fun photographs of Clint Eastwood early in his career. I think these images show more of his true personality than what you see in the movie roles he's famous for.

Doug McClure is the blond who's got Clint in a jam. Doug was most famous for his role as Trampas in the TV western series, The Virginian.

Les Petroff

UPDATED March 10, 2013: I know nothing about Les Petroff beyond how much I enjoy his tattoos and rugged face. He looks like he'd have no trouble taking care of himself in a fist fight at some waterfront bar.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bob Delmonteque

Here are several great photographs of Bob Delmonteque.

You can read more about this model when you jump to this post on the blog.

I do not know the names of the two models with whom he poses.