Friday, November 19, 2010
Jack LaLanne and Jack Thomas by Russ Warner
These are some of the most famous of all beefcake photographs. They were taken by Russ Warner, who had a knack for getting his models to undress for the camera.
The two models, of course, are Jack Thomas and Jack LaLanne, who was on the cusp of becoming famous when these images were taken.
After he'd become the household face of the fitness craze in 1950's America, LaLanne tried unsuccessfully to have these photographs confiscated by a court and destroyed.
Today, these sort of lovely, sun-drenched images would likely enhance a celebrity's stardom.