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That is John "Butch" Davidson as the, ahem, helmeted gladiator with Blackie Preston from the AMG film The Gladiator and the Slave (also titled The Slave Fights Back). Davidson and Preston were purportedly lovers. Davidson was enlisted in the marines when he started to pose, his baby faced features in contrast to his raunchy lewdness making him one of the most popular of models in the early 60s as he remains to this day. It was to be a short career. Davidson was shipped out to Vietnam but died of meningitis on the island of Guam before seeing action. RIP, Butch, you helped me through adolescence...
Thanks for the information! Sad about Butch, though.
Interesting photo. That's John Davidson and Blackie Preston in a still from the AMG film Slave Fights Back. They were not nude in the film The only nudes I've seen of John were from Pat Milo. It appears someone "made" the nude with some photoshopping. Usually it's the other way around. :)
Different times, different objectives. Thanks for the information!
I have a pic of John in posing strap where he is identified as "Wayne Arlen - photo by Champion Studios" - a color cover photo for Jr. Magazine also identified as Wayne Arlen - possibly a nude original as it's an obviously inked in "speedo"
As you know, inking or penciling in covers was a way to avoid legal problems. Several photographers, including Lon of New York, used pencil so their customers could gently erase the covers. These days, the technology allows the reverse, and I frequently wonder about nude authenticity, particularly when celebrities are involved.