Adonis: The Art Magazine of the Male Physique [Vol. 1, No. 2, February 1955]

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    First Edition.

    15.5cm x 10.5cm. 68 pages, black and white illustrations. Pictorial saddle-stapled wrappers.

    The second issue of Adonis: The Art Magazine of the Male Physique, a feature of 1950s beefcake magazines featuring sculpted young men by top physique photographers such as Lon of New York, Bob Mizer, Russ Warner, Robert Gebhart, George Quaintance, Bruce of Los Angeles, and others. First published bi-monthly (and later monthly) alongside Body Beautiful: Studies in Masculine Art by entrepreneurial Canadian bodybuilder and founder of the Mr. and Ms. Olympia bodybuilding contests Joe Weider. Weider was a rare heterosexual among physique publishers and employed Hal Warner as editor.

    Minor shelf and handling wear. Very minor soiling to wrappers. Very minor image ghosting to cover print. Very Good Condition.