Oddly, when Joe was interviewed about his lengthy career by the San Francisco Sentinel in 1986, he didn't mention his nude modeling. His earliest reference to that business was his work as a still photographer for some obscure (and seemingly lost) nudist magazines for Ed Lange around 1969. This photo by Bruce of LA just exudes charm. The overlap in timing between Joe's nude modeling and his movie and TV career is rather hazy, hence the subtitle for this section of his story. I like to imagine him posing nude for Ralph Kelly one week and playing poker with Judy Garland the next.