Physique Pictorial Volume 5 Number 3 Fall 1955
21cm x 13cm. 32 pages, black and white illustrations. Illustrated saddle-stapled self-wrappers.
Single issue of the most popular of beefcake magazines, Physique Pictorial, produced by Bob Mizer’s AMG. Early issues feature scantily clad athletic men in fitness poses together with homoerotic artwork by Tom of Finland, Harry Bush, Art-Bob, Lloyd Steele, George Quaintance and others. If you can stayed focused the text provides insight into gay culture and rights at the time, as well as details on the models and artwork. Into the late 1960s and 1970s as the laws around censorship change, the beefcake physique magazine became more naked and blatantly homoerotic.
Minor tanning to wrappers. Near Fine Condition.