There are only a few stories in the annals of physique photography sadder than that of Lyle Frisby.
The business partner (and possibly life partner) of Pat Milo was jailed for a year in 1957 for obscenity. While incarcerated, his health failed due to harsh treatment and lack of adequate medical care. Prior to Lyle's imprisonment, he did the photography, and Pat did the bookkeeping and daily business grind. Pat took photography courses at UCLA while Lyle was away and became the great photographer we all know. Lyle Frisby died within months of his release from jail, leaving the business to Pat. The high school yearbook photo above is the only known photo of Lyle Frisby. May he rest in peace.
Our freedom of expression came at a high price. Please don't forget that.