Today is the first of what will be an occasional series focusing on the off camera lives of some classic era physique models before, during, and after their careers in front of the camera.
Joe Tiffenbach (1923-1992) was born into a middle class family in Los Angeles with an insurance salesman father and a homemaker mother. He is probably best known to viewers of this blog as a physique model who worked for Ralph Kelly and Bruce of LA in the early to mid-1950's. As you will see, Joe went on to work in the movie and TV industry as well as being a photographer of male nudes himself and a producer, director, and writer of gay porn movies. The above photo was made by Bruce of LA and is the only color shot I have of Joe as a physique model.
Editor's note: I am running this as a single series rather than the usual Wednesday double feature mainly for the sake of continuity.