Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Don van Fleteren

Don van Fleteren was a Detroit firefighter and Mr. Michigan for three years running in the early 1950s.
He was known to have been photographed by both Douglas of Detroit and Cliff Oettinger, but I haven't been able to find any nudes by either.  The two images above are the same photo of course, but I wonder if the color was added after the fact to the 1950 magazine cover.  FWIW, I think they are by Doug Juleff because he used the same slotted column in several other photos.  And that leaves me wondering if some nudes of this handsome man were destroyed by the Detroit Police.



  1. I'm naming this one the "Διάφανα" (Diaphana) because it's see-through.

  2. I don't think the Ancients had a concept of that. Would you buy Γλυπτά - glypta) sculptured - just like Mr van Fleteren? It comes cheap at the price and has a very tenuous relationshp with 1960s anaglypta wallpaper.

    1. Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy had a "thing" about 60s wallpaper . . . and it wasn't a nice thing.