Wednesday, July 27, 2022


Jim Payne posed for this magazine cover on the shores of Lake Michigan.  I found an attribution of this to Douglas of Detroit, but no other photos of him by Doug Juleff.  He was, however, photographed by Bob Delmonteque, one of Mr. Juleff's models who went into photography himself.  That leaves me wondering if Bob may have taken this 1955 picture.  Mr. Payne was as California based competitive bodybuilder who was Mr. America in the early 1950s.



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    1. I recall a viewer commenting that fake tans were around in the 50s, so it might be one of those. The color seems "off" in the orange direction, but that could be age or the original print or film process. There's really no telling.