Physique Pictorial Volume 6 Number 3, Fall 1956
21cm x 13cm. 32 pages, black and white illustrations. Illustrated saddle-stapled self-wrappers.
Single 1950s 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, 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. This issue with cover art by George Quaintance.
Minor insect damage to spine. Near Fine Condition.
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