Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Don Hawksley Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

I must thank a generous fan of this blog for this catalog of photographs of Don Hawksley taken by the Athletic Model Guild.

I think Hawksley in and out of leather while hanging around a motorcycle a very good thing, indeed.

Freddie Shields Photographed by Kovert of Hollywood

Already on this blog is a cropped, less crisp version of this photograph of Freddie Shields taken in the 1940's by Kovert of Hollywood.

Jean Millet Photographed by Arax Studio

In 1954, Arax Studio took this photograph of Jean Millet.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ed Fury Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Ed Fury early in his modeling career.

John Pearsall Photographed by Robert Galster

Here's another photograph taken by Robert Galster of John Pearsall posing among rolls of film negatives.

Eugene Meyer Photographed by Kovert of Hollywood

Persistence resulted in my locating these images of Eugene Meyer taken by Kovert of Hollywood.

Already on this blog are slightly different versions of the images of Meyer standing.

The photograph of him seated exists elsewhere on the blog, but includes the addition of a crude fig leaf.



Saturday, June 25, 2016

Monte Hansen, Ernie Mathews, Everett Lee Jackson and Bob Jackson Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Monte Hansen, Ernie Mathews, Everett Lee Jackson and Bob Jackson.

Bill Melby Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Here's another photograph taken by Bruce of Los Angeles of Bill Melby early in his bodybuilding and wrestling career.

Marv Olson Photographed by David Martin

I must thank a generous fan of this blog for bringing to my attention the catalog of photographs of Marv Olson taken by David Martin.

With that catalog, I was able to identify Olson as the model in the accompanying image I'd had in my unknown pile for quite some time.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Al Wilisch and Jim Callaway Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Al Wilisch and Jim Callaway.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you'll see that this image is identified as AB in the catalog of photographs of this wrestling duo.

Roger Conte Photographed by Pat Milo

To ensure you collect them all, here's a catalog of photographs of Roger Conte taken by Pat Milo.

Ivan Prescott Photographed by J. Brian Enterprises

In the 1960's, J. Brian Enterprises took this photograph of Ivan Prescott.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Forrester Millard and Harold Gillespie Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

What a treat it was to stumble upon this photograph of Forrester Millard and Harold Gillespie taken in the 1940's by the Athletic Model Guild.

If you are regular reader of this blog, you know Millard was Bob Mizer's first model for the Athletic Model Guild. When you jump to this post on the blog, you can see two more images from this series of the duo adorable in the obviously chilly ocean.

I'm happy Gillespie's hairstyle has come back in style.

Dick Spero Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Bruce of Los Angeles took this photograph of Dick Spero.

François Rossi Photographed by Jean Ferrero

I must thank a fan in Belgium for this photograph of François Rossi taken by Jean Ferrero.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bob Schwartz Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Bob Schwartz.

Dean Higuchi Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Bruce of Los Angeles took this photograph of Dean Higuchi.

Unknown Model Photographed by Douglas of Detroit

When I obtained the photograph of the unknown model with his hands over his head, I realized he was already listed on this blog as unknown model photographed by Douglas of Detroit.

To include here, I popped free from this post on the blog the image of him seated.

When you jump to here on the blog, you can see another photograph of this handsome model.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bud Counts Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Bud Counts, who never fails to be an inspiration.

Walt Jourdan Photographed by David Martin

I must thank a generous fan of this blog for bringing to my attention this catalog of photographs of Walt Jourdan taken by David Martin.

Unknown Models Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Bruce of Los Angeles took this photograph of these unknown models.

The tattoo and chest hair of the seated model led me to identify him as the model you'll see in this post on the blog. I believe both photographs are from the same series.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Jim Collette Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Jim Collette.

John Weidemann Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

Already on this blog is a smaller version of this photograph of John Weidemann taken by Bruce of Los Angeles.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you can see several more images from this series and read a bit about Weidemann's role with Jane Russell in the classic Hollywood musical, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Unknown Models Photographed by Lon

Here's a fourth photograph in the series featuring this unknown duo by Lon.

To see the other images, begin by jumping to this post on the blog.

Friday, June 17, 2016

John Krivos Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of John Krivos.

Pepper Gomez and Bill Brinkley Photographed by Bruce of Los Angeles

I had thought it impossible to find another photograph in Bruce of Los Angeles' outstanding series featuring Pepper Gomez battling Bill Brinkley in the desert.

I am beyond thrilled to be wrong.

Ray Jimenez Photographed by Lon

How astounding to find online this photograph of Ray Jimenez taken by Lon.

George Quaintance likely painted on the posing strap, as Alonzo Hanagan mentions this collaborative effort–which proved to be unpopular with his beefcake customers–in his book with Reed Massengill, The Male Ideal: Lon of New York and the Masculine Physique.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Blackie Preston and Jack Reno Photographed by the Athletic Model Guild

The Athletic Model Guild took this photograph of Blackie Preston losing to Jack Reno.

Bruce Sien Photographed by David Martin

Once again, I must thank a generous fan of this blog for sending my way a catalog of images taken by David Martin. This catalog features Bruce Sien. I was delighted to be able to identify Sien as the model in the photograph posted here.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you can see another image of him. The catalog indicates there are fourteen more images of Sien. I think I have somewhere the other photograph of him wearing the cowboy hat....I have a project.