I recently read a believable article which said that there is good evidence that many of the male nude photos sold by Kovert of Hollywood were not actually taken by Fred Kovert. It seems that many of them were made by a variety of photographers under Mr. Kovert's supevision. That might account for some noteworthy variations of style and technical prowess among Kovert images. We start our Kovert series with this shot of Jack Conant, a bodybuilder and model who apparently didn't mind having his photos pitched to gays. He even had his family portrait (with wife) done by AMG.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Leonard Chambers is best known for his modeling work with Bob Mizer of AMG and for being the subject of a courageous Mizer editorial in Physique Pictorial criticizing his 1956 killing by two LA cops. They shot him twice while he was handcuffed in the back seat of their car, and Mizer wrote a scathing account of it. Except for the victim's race, it sounds familiar, doesn't it?
I only have two pictures of Mr. Chambers by Kovert of Hollywood, and this is the better, imho.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
No, it's not Friday. Part 2 of our surfing double feature showcases some iconic Hawaii tourist
related posters, starting with a true legend and a great man, Duke Kahanamoku.
And don't worry, art lovers. A full Friday art feature will appear here.
The aircraft shown in this early 1950's poster is a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.
It was very popular for the Hawaii run and had bar/smoking lounge on its lower deck.
They called it a "Clipper," but most of us think of iconic seaplanes when we see that term.
Surfing is the theme for our Wednesday double feature.
Is this model's hair naturally curly, or is it one of those mid-70's perm jobs?