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I wonder what Scotty Cunningham did with all Bruce Bellas's props. He looked after him in the evening of his life and inherited Bellas's estate. That whip is probably worth something today. At the time, however, I don't think anyone anticipated that his work would endure.
I saw one of his props on an auction site a year or so ago. It was that half-moon device that was frequently used by his models in the 1950s and 60s. I posted a photo from the auction on my blog. The final selling price was $14,000! I don't know if Scottie was the seller, but I think it's a distinct possibility. That is, if he's still around.Find it on my blog. Search for "Interesting Find" and it should come right up. And Jerry, forgive me for the self promotion. P.S. I do know Scotty sold the property and the Kensington Road name to Kurt Dietrich back in the early 80s. So maybe Kurt was the seller.
Thank you so much for that information. A while back, I found an article online, originally written for hard copy where the brothers Cunningham talked about their modelling for Bruce Bellas but they didn't mention what had happened to his estate.
No apology needed, James. I would have added the reference myself once the conversation headed this way. And given what some of the photos are bringing these days, the price for the tuffet doesn't really surprise me.
Tuffet? A great word I don't think I've ever used. Well, not since I gave up eating curds and whey. 😁
Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, Her knickers all tattered and torn.It wasn't the spider who sat down beside her,T'was Little Boy Blue with his horn.Judge Dread, originally attributable to Keith Richards of the Stones.
As a collector of vintage male physique photographs, this photo makes me think my cup runneth over. There is so much to like about this photo.
It approaches perfection.
Utterly stunning. A powerful, yet natural physique. Fur, tan lines, even an ace hair cut. Masculine perfection.
I hadn't noticed the haircut, but it's really worth mentioning.