Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Unknown Model Photographed by Kovert of Hollywood

Physique photographer Michael Stokes reached out to me to help identify this unknown model photographed by Kovert of Hollywood.

The model looks familiar, but I don't know his identity, though I do have another photograph of him that I'll add to the blog in due course.


  1. A rare erection photo. Would this have been considered artistic or poronographic when it was taken?

  2. Hello, Kyle!

    I'm glad you enjoy the blog. I love working on it every day.

    There are actually a lot of photos of aroused men from this era and earlier, though many aren't quite right for this blog.

    Before the 1940's, there was no such thing as a male model. So, it was quite shocking in the West when men were photographed and celebrated purely for their physical beauty.

    Check out this post on Mae West and her pivotal role in the birth of beefcake: http://malemodelsvintagebeefcake.blogspot.com/2010/08/richard-dubois.html

    And my interview with the founder of the Bob Mizer Foundation: http://mikethecontentproducer.blogspot.com/2012/06/it-was-almost-lost-forever-interview.html

    Best, Michael