Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Russ Warner took this great image of Jerry Riskin, whose magnificent tan lines momentarily draw my gaze away from his amazing smile. He looks like he's having a great time having his photograph taken.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I was thrilled when I came across these additional images of Ivan Prescott by J. Brian Enterprises.
Please jump to this post on the blog to see the others I have collected of Ivan by this studio. Though I certainly enjoy seeing this model nude, I think the images of him wearing a tee shirt are outstanding.
In these two photographs taken by Champion Studio, Ralph Pfundstein pretty much embodies the American male of the 1960's. I wouldn't be surprised if someone told me he was a captain in the United States Air Force on leave or a Madison Avenue junior executive vacationing in Florida.
I am hunting down additional images of this model.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I had never seen images of Gary Carmody until I stumbled upon these on the internet. I think he has a fantastic body and love that he appears to be lecturing the photographer in one of the photographs.
Or maybe he's singing?
UPDATED December 19, 2010: I found the image of Gary seated in the sixth volume of the magazine, The Male Figure, by Bruce of Los Angeles. I originally had his last name as Conway but have changed it to match Bruce's records of the model.
I am going to look for more images of this handsome model.
Here are four more great images of Spencer Churchill.
I was told all of these images and the ones in this post on the blog were likely taken by Lon.
I especially like the image here of Spencer resting one hand on the top of a column.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
For obvious reasons, Jim Stryker is arguably the most famous of all of the men who modeled for Champion Studio.
I especially like the image of him wearing white briefs, his hair falling down over his forehead, in addition to the photograph of him clasping his hands in front of his abdomen.
I do not know the name of the model posing with him in the studio.
UPDATED April 2, 2011: This is one of the best photographs of vintage wrestling I have ever seen. I especially like how the tones of their bodies contrast so starkly with the background.
In this image by Bruce of Los Angeles, Robert Shealy tries to take control of Ed Fury straining beneath him.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Bruce of Los Angeles took this photograph of Jim Pappa fighting Carl Schiedow. I am tracking down more images of these fantastic models.
David Martin took this nice photograph of Rick Sylvester.
As you can see on the note David made about this model, Rick was attending Berkeley, where he was a gymnast, in 1965.