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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sports (other than volleyball) Day at the Nudist Camp


On my old tumblr there was a standing joke about nudists' predilection for playing volleyball, but today we take a look as some of their other sports pursuits.  I have a hard time wrapping my head around naked men doing fencing, but apparently it happened.

I think this is a type of French lawn bowling called petanque.  
The guy at right looks like he's having a lot of fun.

Shuffleboard must have been popular at nudist camps, 
because I have almost a dozen photos of this type.


Phill here seems to be enjoying his game of ping pong. 
Is this some kind of toned down version of jai alai?

Monday, March 25, 2019

Arax Studio of Paris


Gregor Arax was active through his Arax Studio of Paris from 1936 to about 1970.  Today will be the second series I've posted here on Blogger of this great photographer's work, and the photos will span almost the entirety of his long career.  We start with what is probably the most recent Arax photo in my collection, a shot of Helmut Riedmeier from the late 1960's.

Arax took this photo of Herni Moolenaar in 1952.  The "man with staff" motif was quite 
common in physique photography over several decades from the late 1930's to early 60's, 
but this one has always stood out from the crowd for me.

Emil Bonnet Marcel Rouet posed for this beautiful derriere shot early in Arax's career, probably late 1930's according to one source.  I listed this model as "unknown" when I posted the photo on tumblr and was very pleased to recently find a name for this impressive man.
Edited to add:  Thanks to Deeros for the correction on the model's name.  He's right!

Gregor Arax judiciously used oil on some of his early models.  It was the fashion in physique photography at the time, and in the case of Jerome Gallecier here in the late 1940's, 
it was put to good use accenting his well defined chest and abdomen.  

Jean Merlier's trailing arm and leg are blurred in this Arax photo from the 1950's, giving a sense of motion in an almost ballet-like effect.  Sometimes publishing an "imperfect" photo is the thing to do.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Men and Cars, Part 2


I think this guy is doing his best to look like Edd "Kookie" Byrnes.  It isn't him, is it?
Edited to add:  Unknown tells us in the comments that this is
Van Williams who went on to portray the Green Hornet on TV.

This guy looks familiar, but I can't place him.

Today's twofer features a pair of 1940's beach goers and their jalopy.  Note the rumble seat.

I may have posted this one sometime, but it's worth another go.



Here we have Jack Lalanne, a rope, a mid-50's Cadillac, and two giddy women.

Men and Cars, Part 1 - Nudes


Sunday is "Men and Cars" day on the blog, and we start with a guy who has a Wile E. Coyote tattoo on his arm and an STP sticker on his car.

We can't see much of the car, but I'm sure that's not a problem for most of you.

Do you think these guys piled into that station wagon to get to a woodland nudist camp?

I think this one was made at the beach.  Anybody know the model of that interesting car?



These two almost made my "trollop" files, but not quite.  
Isn't it thoughtful that someone put a towel on the front seat in case things got messy?