It originated with a series of wonderful s beefcake photos that EdFury posted in the Vintage Beefcake thread, gems such as this one:. Therefore, LT, my partner in crime there, and I have come up with stamps of official approval! Mine is the basic white chicken, his is much fancier.
Back in that fabulous decade, Calvin Klein was just a wee lad, Mark Wahlberg a twinkle in his father's eye and the display of the male body as a pinup limited largely to ads featuring a bare-chested Charles Atlas promising to turn pound weaklings into swaggering he-men through a principle called "dynamic tension. Years before gay men had even adopted the term "gay," admirers of the pumped and chiseled male body were discreetly snapping up copies of Physique Pictorial, a magazine produced in Los Angeles by Bob Mizer. Most of the young men Mizer photographed were amateurs "discovered" in random locations like bus stations.
Somebody stop him! He's got What if he screws up my bangs?!
Ever since the silent film era, Hollywood beefcake photos have titillated both female and gay male fans. Here we continue our series celebrating gay, bisexual, and straight movie stars wearing next to nothing at all. Pictured here: Anthony Perkins's love affair with Tab Hunter was quashed by the studio long before he went on to Psycho fame.
Last year we lost two of the best photographers of the past 50 years. The good news is a lot more people than that will be getting familiar with pin-up photography, Bunny Yeager, Bettie Pageand even something called Beefcake photography thanks to the efforts of Petra Mason. Petra is a Cultural Historian who put together three amazing books you have to see to believe, and she was kind enough to answer some questions for American Standard Time.
Tore Lind Photographed by Champion Studio. Labels: Champion StudioTore Lind. Enrico Tomas Photographed by Artie Zeller.