Monday, January 31, 2011
Bruce of Los Angeles took these nice photographs of Bob Koklick, whose unfortunate surname is surely a nom de porn.
While Bob Mizer at the Athletic Model Guild refused to allow his models to use fake names, Bruce had no such rule for the men who posed for him.
I can't decide whether I prefer Bob's flattop or his crooked smile in the photograph in which he sits nude.
The Athletic Model Guild took these very different images of Johnny Glynn.
Though his massive arms and shoulders look fantastic in both photographs, I particularly like the image of him grinning over his shoulder at the camera.
I am thrilled to add to my collection these photographs of Robert Fedell taken by Bruce of Los Angeles.
Both images do a magnificent job at showcasing his massive thighs.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Bob Anthony took these great images of Tommy Haxton missing much of his uniform while playing football and basketball.
I have misplaced a third image from this series, but will add it to the blog in due course.
I believe Bob took these photographs in the late 1960's.
Lucky me to have so many readers happy to provide me with images from their collections. In this post on the blog, which includes another image, I had originally listed Frank Affrunti as an unknown model.
Here, the photograph of Frank holding the sword overhead was taken by Lon. I do not know who photographed the other image.
I think he has a fantastic physique.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I enjoy researching information on models and photographers and was excited to come across this image of these men taken by Earle Forbes on Fire Island around 1940.
Please jump to this post on the blog to see another photograph from this series.
Joe Weber took these nice images of Arthur Turgeon in the 1960's.
Though it's clear these photographs were designed to highlight Arthur's impressive upper torso, I find my gaze drawn to his very well-defined, muscular thighs.
I am hunting down more information on both the model and photographer.
Friday, January 28, 2011
The Athletic Model Guild took this fantastic photograph of Jack Harris.
When you jump to this post on the blog, you will see more images of this model taken by AMG, but I don't think there exists another photograph as magnificent as this one of this handsome man.
Spartan of Hollywood took this great photograph of Rex Ravelle, a massive bodybuilder, who worked as a stuntman and stand-in for Johnny Weissmuller in the successful Tarzan franchise.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Here are two wrestlers photographed around the turn of the twentieth century.
The man on the left is identified as J. Embanks, weighing in at 155 pounds, while W. Baxter, weighing 150 pounds, seems in peril on the right.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Western Photography Guild took these five images of Bill Pugliese, of whom I could find no other information.
I think he has a great physique and love how hirsute he was.
Here are four more great images of Dale Curry. I suspect the photographs with the intricate wall patterns were taken by the Athletic Model Guild, but I have not yet been able to confirm this.
I especially like the one of Dale seated on the table in someone's home: he looks like he takes quite seriously his role as an art-class model.
Russ Warner took these images of Jack Thomas and Jack LaLanne, who passed away January 24, 2011.
Years later, LaLanne denied these photographs existed.
I look at these images and marvel at the joie de vivre both men clearly exhibited more than half a century ago in a parched field somewhere in Southern California.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Athletic Model Guild took these excellent images of John Miller.
I have several more photographs of this handsome model that I will post in due course.