Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Here's a catalog of photographs of Armand Tanny taken by the Athletic Model Guild to ensure you collect all of the images from the series.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Kenny Owens and Pat Burnham look fantastic in this stylized image taken by the Western Photography Guild.
Please jump to this post on the blog to see more images of this handsome duo posing together.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Here's a catalog of photographs of Ken Dockter taken by the Athletic Model Guild to ensure you collect all of the images in the series.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
As you can read online and in numerous books, Yul Brynner had an extraordinary life and exceptional film career.
His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 6162 Hollywood Boulevard, between Vista Del Mar and North El Centro avenues.
In 1956, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the King of Siam in his most famous film, The King and I.
I do not know who took this photograph.
Here are two great photographs at bodybuilding competitions taken by Bruce of Los Angeles.
In the early 1940’s, Bruce moved to Southern California and began working as a freelance photographer, documenting bodybuilding competitions. He was soon a staff photographer for Joe Weider's bodybuilding publications and spent much of his time traveling to bodybuilding contests in several states. His photographs appeared in such magazines as Strength and Health, Muscle Power, and Tomorrow's Man.
In the 1950’s, he began publishing his own magazine, The Male Figure.
To learn a bit more about the rise in popularity of bodybuilding - or, more specifically, of bodybuilders - please jump to this post on the blog and read the comments section.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I acquired a few months ago a collection of photographs taken by Douglas of Detroit, many - if not, all - of the models as spectacular as this man and most still unidentified.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
In this fantastic image by an unknown photographer, the nude model strains his body against a bow, one of the many props borrowed from antiquity by photographers working in North America and Europe prior to the 1960's in an effort to add credibility to their claim photographing men and women nude is art.
At the bottom right of the photograph, someone - model, photographer, photograph collector? - has written, "Sincerely, your friend, Lawrence."
I updated this post and this one on the blog to identify Ralph Kelly as the photographer of this series of studio images of Joe Tiffenbach, whose hirsute torso continues to fascinate me.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
In the 1960's, Champion Studio took these photographs of Scott Manley working out.
Please jump to this post on the blog to see more images of this handsome model at the gym, in the shower and lounging in the locker room.