Monday, August 23, 2010
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
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
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
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.