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Monday, May 2, 2022

Hollywood Nudes - A Tribute to Fred Kovert

In 2000, noted physique photography collector, curator, and chronicler David Chapman published Hollywood Nudes: The Physique Photography of Fred Kovert.  He assembled some of Mr. Kovert's best work and wrote an excellent introduction.  Today I am paying tribute to Mr. Chapman's tribute to Fred, a performer and artist who committed suicide in 1949 after years of police harassment.  We'll start with a handsome unknown model from page 59 whom I've never seen before.  All but one of today's models are unknown to me, and any IDs will be gratefully acknowledged.  And finally, I want to thank David Chapman for not only this, but everything he has done to preserve the genre.

 

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  1. This male is not slicked down with a massive coating of oil. I like it. Did Kovert have a preference for oil, or was it a sign of the times?

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    1. Well, oil was widely used by many photographers during Fred Kovert's career, so he was probably just following the trend that I believe was started by competitive bodybuilders. So yes, it was a sign of the times, but I would add that Mr. K. seems to have taken a particular liking to it.

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  2. Goodness, what a stunning and natural man.

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  3. Beautiful head on that penis! Can imagine it being engorged when he's about to ejaculate!

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    1. He’s quite handsome with striking body proportions, and yes, the thickness of his penis really caught my eye.

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  4. This is Roland Steiner. Handsome fellow, who has a lovely smile (when you see it!).

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  5. I'll send you my collection of Roland photos (67 at the moment).

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