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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Vic Seipke Day - A skimpy "whatever happened to"


It's time for a long overdue second feature series on Vic Seipke, a remarkable model who was a championship bodybuilder before during and after his career as a nude model for Douglas of 
Detroit.  Vic apparently escaped the repression that the Detroit police directed at Doug Juleff's 
models and not only managed to keep his bodybuilding career, but also worked until retirement as a Michigan firefighter.  At that point, Mr. Seipke moved to a Florida with his wife and reminisced:
He apparently took good care of himself over the years
 because he is still alive and well there at age 88.



 

12 comments:

  1. Do you think he knrw his "audience" was overwhelminly made up of homosexual males? I wonder what he and his wife thought about that.

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    1. Yes, I think he knew about nudes being marketed to gays. Several 40's and 50's bodybuilders (but not Mr. Seipke that I know of) were interviewed later in life and said as much, most famously Dan Lurie who had a fitness business.

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  2. He brings Jack LaLanne to mind, doesn't he? Jack lived to age 97 - still fit and trim.

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  3. One of my favourites from the late 1950s n+




















































































































































































    despite his sometimes funny hairdo . Thanks Jerry .

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    1. That hairdo was his trademark for a time, and as one might politely say, "an acquired taste." lol.

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  4. His body is so impressive that I can ignore the hairdo. Every time I try to be annoyed by the hairstyle, my imagination directs my eyes in a downward direction.

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  5. The utterly stunning Mr Seipke. It was photographs of him that first drew my attention to the world of vintage physique models. Great to hear that he is still with us. He must be very proud of his modelling career and a fire fighter.

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    1. Overall, I think he is underappreciated. Good to see so many admiring comments and reminiscences here.

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  6. One sexy man! I love the early color shots of him not only showing off that body, but absolutely PACKING a posing strap, with pubes spilling over the top edge! The man was clearly very proud of his ENTIRE body.

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