Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
To date, this image taken by the Western Photography Guild is the only one I have of Martin Moss posing solo.
In the late 1930's or very early in 1940, Al Urban took these great photographs of massive David Asnis, who appeared on the cover of the March, 1940 issue of Strength and Health.
David's abdomen is a work of art.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Here are several photographs in the outstanding series taken by Bruce of Los Angeles featuring Bert Elliott and John Murphy.
Elliott is the man lofted into the air in two images. He won the titles Iron Man in 1953 and Mr. Southern California in 1954.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
UPDATED August 25, 2011: Don Lococo's leanly muscular, pale physique is quite impressive in these photographs.
I found this note on Don in the twelfth volume of Bruce of Los Angeles' magazine, The Male Figure: "Blond Don Lococo is 5'10" tall and weighs 150 pounds. This Italian Adonis hails from Kentucky where he is a lifeguard in the summer. His sports are football and handball. A set of 10 4x5's is priced at $2.00.[...] Order direct from Spectrum Films, Box 35, Station E, Cincinnati 19, Ohio."