Monday, April 29, 2013

Steve Wengryn Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Already on this blog is a more cropped version of this photograph of Steve Wengryn taken by Bruce of Los Angeles.

Don Dunn Photographed by Kris Studios

Kris Studios took this photograph of Don Dunn.

Don Fuller and Joe Leitel Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild



I must thank a reader in South Africa for sending me the photograph of Don Fuller and Joe Leitel with one hand behind their heads.

That marvelous image propelled me to scour everywhere until I located more photographs in this series taken by the Athletic Model Guild.

Fuller is first mentioned in the Spring, 1957 issue of Bob Mizer's magazine, Physique Pictorial. Fuller was 24, 5' 10" and weighed 190 pounds. The Summer, 1957 issue features a photograph of Fuller and Judy Cannon (who went on to have bit parts on American television shows like My Three SonsThe Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Hawaii 5-0) in costume for the play, "The Little Hut," at the Moroccan Theatre in Hollywood.

Mizer writes of Fuller: "Don loves theatre, hopes to make it his career. Don's understudy in this role was Joe Lietel [who] on many performances played this role." Later in the same issue, Mizer says Don and Joe are training at the gym together.

If you read what I write alongside the photographs in this blog, you know Fuller is one of my favorite models. My favorite photograph of him is likely the one found in this post of him and Leitel grinning at one another.






Sunday, April 28, 2013

Anthony Sansone

I do not know who took these photographs of Anthony Sansone.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you can read about his role in the birth of vintage beefcake.


Tim Sweeny and Glenn Bishop

I do not know who took this photograph of Tim Sweeny and Glenn Bishop.

Bob Gentry Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Bruce of Los Angeles took this photograph of Bob Gentry.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Norman Hibbert Photographed by John Barrington

I hope to obtain a larger version of this photograph of Norman Hibbert taken by John Barrington.

George Hughes and Johnny Rotolante Photographed by the Western Photography Guild

Here's another great photograph taken by the Western Photography Guild of George Hughes wrestling Johnny Rotolante.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you can see I have updated with a much larger version the image of the duo struggling on the ground.

Johnny Kemper Photographed by Lon

Lon took this photograph of Johnny Kemper.