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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Man Alive I


Man Alive was a popular British magazine which featured some great models and photographers, and this is from one of the very earliest editions.  I initially thought the model's name might have actually been Don Robinson as opposed to Ron Dobinson, but my genealogy index says there is an Anglo-Norman family called Dobinson.  Pete Dobing was the photographer.

 

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  1. Wow. THAT'S a phenomenally perfect ass if ever I saw one!

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  2. I have of course heard of Man ALIVE but must confess that at the time, I had no idea of its existence. This is perhaps because the one outlet where the newsagent was prepared to sell such publications to minors - thus breaking the law - himself bought from the huge number of physique magazines imported from the USA, which were cheap and he could make more money on a larger mark up. This was in the West Country city of Bath, only a shout from my father's country house. It would have been well nigh impossible to go to Soho, which was the underground gay part of London, because I would have been swooped on by the police. The upshot is that I was far, far more familiar with American models and publications than British. Believe it or not, it was through Lon of New York that I first came across Clive Poster, the British bodybuilder featured yesterday, who had done some full frontal work for him in order to break into the American market.

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    1. Odd that imports would be cheaper than locally produced material. I visited some guys in Bath who had a WWII air raid shelter for their wine cellar.

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  3. Photographer - Pete Dobing
    Model - Ron Dobinson
    Maybe Pete is Ron's dad, or even "dad" ?

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  4. 😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

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