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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Don Deckman Day, Part 1 - Nudes by Pat Milo


A viewer wrote me a note not long ago in praise of classic era physique model Don Deckman.  I heartily agree with his appreciation and realized that I had never given this great model his own series.  So our Wednesday double feature is all about Don.  We start with a photo that contradicts somewhat the heading that the nudes are all by Pat Milo.  This particular photo has been credited by some experts to Milo's partner Lyle Frisby.  The story goes that Lyle took the picture before his untimely death following abuse during his imprisonment for publishing male frontal nudes.  Milo is said to have printed the photo later, but it isn't clear if it was distributed, so I will credit both men.

10 comments:

  1. He has been a #1 favorite since the early posing strap days in the pocket size mags - I remember how exciting it was to finally see full frontals and find him uncut - he was the complete package as far as I was concerned - I wonder how he fared in life - I expect he be around 80 by now -

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    1. Mr. Deckman passed away in Orange County, California in February of this year at age 84. His obituary was very short and did not mention his modeling. One of his ex-wives left a glowing on line tribute saying he was a great story teller as well as a good listener. She went on to describe him as a good father and a "man of grace in a time when there is so little of it." No career details mentioned in the obit, but I did find out that he played three years of minor league pro baseball at about the same time as his modeling career. Also, he was living on his own at age 17 in LA, working as a box boy at a grocery store. My other hobby is genealogy, and I used my search resources to learn all this.

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  2. Jerry, Thanks for the bio on Don. It really puts things into perspective as to his life and modeling.

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    1. It was my pleasure to share this interesting man's story, Greggy.

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  3. Beautiful write-up for a beautiful man. Thx Jerry.

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    1. Yes indeed. I was not aware of Don Deckman until now but this is a beautiful photo of a beautiful man. Thank you Jerry for the bio.

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