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SISSYDUDE LOVES: TACHEN’S TWO-VOLUME edition/ BOB MIZER /AMG: 1000 MODEL DIRECTORY…

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TASCHEN: In 1945 Bob Mizer began taking photographs of strapping young men on Muscle Beach in Venice, California. In December of that year he formed the Athletic Model Guild to market his photos, and “physique photography” was born. Before Mizer there were bodybuilders and men who photographed them, but AMG photos, even those of the same men, were different, subtly provocative, discretely aimed at a gay audience. They weren’t nude, but showed as much as the law allowed in 1945.

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In 1951 Mizer launched Physique Pictorial, America’s first indisputably gay magazine, bringing his photos of top bodybuilders to grateful readers worldwide. By the late ’50s Mizer had photographed over 1,000 men, moving from the beach to his quirky Los Angeles studio, where he introduced props including Greek columns, Roman headdresses, rear projection, and famously, his mother’s glassware, for theatrical Hollywood effect. In 1957 he published a catalog featuring all his men, titled 1000 Model Directory. In 1968 a second 1000 Model Directory followed, with the men photographed in the intervening years. The little 98-page books became instant collectibles, but the photos were so small, 12 to a page, that they were as frustrating to view as they were titillating.

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TASCHEN’s two-volume edition 1000 Model Directory prints from Mizer’s original 4 x 5 negatives to present these handsome hunks in stunning clarity. Editor Dian Hanson trawled through a quarter million male nudes to select this lineup of top models, including movie stars Sammy Jackson, Richard Harrison, and Ed Fury. Glenn Corbett of TV’s 77 Sunset Strip is also here, as well as Nick Adams, star of The Rebel, and top body builders Chris Dickerson, Dick Dubois, Vince Gironda, Bill Grant, Zabo Koszewski, Henry Lenz, Don Peters, Bob Shealy, Charles Stroeder, Armand Tanny, and John Tristram.

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An hour-long DVD is also included, containing 18 films made by Bob Mizer between 1954 and 1968, in black and white and color, all edited specifically for this book. They range from simple posing routines by bodybuilding stars Keith Stephan and AMG favorites Forrester Millard, John Davidson and Steve Buono, to sword and sandal star Ed Fury’s first physique film, to gladiator extravaganzas, wrestling adventures, crime dramas, and—a Bob specialty—humorous morality tales, starring Jim Paris, John Tristram, Monte Hanson and other models featured in the book. Mizer’s take on Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster, in posing straps, is a stand-out.

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016

via FY!

BOB MIZER. ORG


HOTARIOUS: JOAN CRAWFORD reads her book MY WAY OF LIFE (via J. Wimbs)

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“You can’t be a giver if you’re bitter.”

There are 10 sides to listen to here… she reads the whole thing. You’re welcome.
Want to read it yourself? Read this 1971 classic HERE @ THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD (for educational purposes of course).

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LET’S DO IT! SUNDAY IS MEGA-POST DAY!!!

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these two shots by OTTER J

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photo above by daniel ford

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Most vintage pics via MYSELFIXION and some images featured there available for purchase @ chuck7048

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE PAST! “A collection of primarily found photos featuring everyday people and life from eras bygone. “

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Everyday Life in the Past
Archives

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Everyday Life in the Past
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BEING BLOCKED IS SEXY… MEGA-POST!!!

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Diana Ross 1974 Photo Credit: Charles W. Bush_Shooting Star™

Diana Ross 1974
Photo Credit: Charles W. Bush_Shooting Star™

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Diana Ross 1974 Photo Credit: Charles W. Bush_Shooting Star™

Diana Ross 1974
Photo Credit: Charles W. Bush_Shooting Star™

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Diana Ross 1974 Photo Credit: Charles W. Bush_Shooting Star™

Diana Ross 1974
Photo Credit: Charles W. Bush_Shooting Star™

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Men on the street pics via Guaizine
Miss Ross & celeb album covers via silk electric

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: SUPER AWESOME VINTAGE FAMILY SNAPSHOTS on SALE @ LEGSLA on eBAY!!!

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Just bought the pic above on ebay from seller “Legsla”. Man, has this person got an AMAZING collection. Selling each photo for around $5. Haven’t even gone through all of them… but here are a few faves!

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LEGSLA on EBAY

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: NEW FAVE TUMBLR… SILK ELECTRIC!!! (i truly can’t handle all the amazing images!!!)

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MORE SILK ELECTRIC MAGIC HERE!!!

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: the vintage male goodness of VINTAGE GAY MALE!

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MORE @ VINTAGE GAY MALE

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I BET I’LL KNOW YOU BEFORE YOU KNOW ME … MEGA POST!!!

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vintage shots via MYSELFIXION

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: VINTAGE ROUGH BOYS @ THE INVISIBLE MAN

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“I am invisible because I was behind the camera when these photographs were taken.” – THE INVISIBLE MAN on tumblr

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I TOOK A NAP… SO I’M ENERGIZED MEGA-POST featuring Edelman ASS, Mr. Rollins, vintage fun, cute drawings… and COCK. COCK. COCK!

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lovely drawings by bjorn-erik aschim

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brilliant 70’s 80’s images via AWESOME POPULAR SIZES

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photo walt cessna

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lovely drawings by bjorn-erik aschim

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YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL TO ME MEGA-POST!!! with HOT spanish daddy, dickey-bird hairstyles, marlon, farmer/cowboy, SETH, porn boys, real boys… and DINKIES!!!

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DICKEY-BIRD HAIRSTYLE PICS VIA HERE
HAIRSTYLE PIC HEADS-UP COURTESY OF MATTADORE
TANNED DADDY PICS VIA SPANISH
FAMBOY/COWBOY PICS HERE

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CUM SATURDAY MORNING MEGA-POST!!!

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vintage ads via FILE Photo

tumblr_ngt0oekH5R1rq47f7o1_1280tattooed men photos by GUAIZINE

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tumblr_nbvhfyBFH11r4orzao5_1280young man in pink background/shirt photos by robert burrowes

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: SCTV’s “New York Rhapsody” starring CATHERINE O’HARA (as JOAN CRAWFORD) & VIOLINIST EUGENE FODOR

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FESTIVE MEGA-POST!!! featuring POE DAMERON, DYING GAUL, TONY LOMBARDI, CASPER, SHAWN WOLFE & various tasty hairy cracks!

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vintage christmas images via rainy day recess

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vintage christmas images via rainy day recess

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HOTARIOUS: Ladies & Gentlemen, Mr.Ricky Renée! (via Polly Grip)

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and she’s still at it!

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: KEITH SADLER’S HOME!!!

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Paintings by Stephen Warde Anderson

“You are always so good at sharing your incredible place, thought I would share mine with you……… this was just in the Chicago READER, a weekly ‘alternative’ newspaper…. a different feel than your place, but think we have the same general ‘need’ for more, and an interest in mixing it all together so it makes sense (well to us anyway)……….always enjoy checking out your site…….”

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So I got that email from a Sissydude follower Keith recently and fell in love with clever Keith and his awesome space. So here are some images and a video from CHICAGO READER.
THANKS KEITH!
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A power suit painting by St. EOM hangs directly above Sadler's bed.

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE & see more pics @ CHICAGO READER
photos and article by Andrea Bauer

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AWESOME VISUALS: ‘DRUGS’, a volume in the Life Science Library. This version 1969 (originally published 1967) via mr. knappy -head & found objects

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Background artwork by Donald Miller and Yale Joel, collaged by David Gordon and Nancy Genet VIA MR. KNAPPY-HEAD & FOUND OBJECTS

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: AWESOME VINTAGE ’70s & ’80s PHOTOS OF NYC MEN BY STANLEY STELLAR

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STANLEY STELLAR

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STANLEY STELLAR

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in KODACHROME: “Leslie, 28 Feb. 1952.” (via shorpy)

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COFFEE and a… SATURDAY MORNING MEGA-POST!!! Say “YES”

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MOST CAMPY images from this post via Poseidon’s Underworld

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WHEN THE WORLD GIVES YOU LEMONS… MAKE A TANGY TART MEGA-POST!!!

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vintage shots via the always AWESOME MYSELFIXION

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: VISIONS OF A YOUNG SISSYDUDE’S FAVE DIRTY PICS via THE VINTAGE GAY BLOG

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THIS MEGA-POST MAY BE JUST TOO, TOO MEGA!!!

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