Full Size 8×11 inch format hot gay vintage YOUNG ADONIS magazine, featuring gay beefcake, gay erotic photos, gay muscle men, adult gay nudes and filled with gay stories, gay articles, gay ads, in glossy color, with male models in both nude and partly clothed artistic poses. YOUNG ADONIS Magazine – by Bob Mizer.
- Condition: Good – Uncirculated
- Paperback: 68 pages+
- Publisher: Bob Mizer – Physique
- Title: YOUNG ADONIS Magazine ( March 1963 ) Vintage Gay Adult Magazine
Physique Magazines by Bob Mizer
The father of physique magazines was Bob Mizer (1922-1992). In 1945 Mizer started the Athletic Model Guild in Los Angeles as a modeling agency for male body-builders. Mizer, a self-taught photographer, recruited and photographed the models, carefully listing their vital statistics along with their real names and ages. Mizer sold his photos by mail, advertising them in men’s magazines. By 1951 Mizer’s catalog was so extensive that he began to collect his photos and sell them in a magazine format. Thus began Physique Pictorial. The first publication of its kind, Physique Pictorial showcased a generation of male pinups and bodybuilders, including the recently-deceased Jack LaLanne, Little Joe Dallesandro, Steve Hercules Reeves, and Mickey Hargitay (the husband of Jayne Mansfield and the father of Mariska Hargitay). Physique Pictorial also showcased the art of George Quaintance, Tom of Finland and Art-Bob. Physique Pictorial became a hit with thousands of men, and it was soon joined by a slew of imitators who hoped its success would rub off on them.
(Bob Mizer Foundation)