This item is a rare and vintage BOB MIZER / YOUNG ADONIS / A.M.G. / AMERICAN MODEL GUILD publication titled YOUNG ADONIS Volume l, Number 1, dated March 1963, featuring full page physique photography of muscular young partially dressed young men / males / teens in posing straps or less from Bob Mizer, found of the American Model Guild out of sunny California. This full sized magazine also contains similar artwork and figure drawings from the period as well. This magazine was produced in 1963 on heavy stock paper and it is 68 pages long. The issue you will received is in the first and second photos above. This magazine is considered DEAD STOCK, as the original distributor never sold it. It is in UNREAD condition and it has been in storage for nearly 60 years. See photos for condition.
Welcome to a new adventure in physique magazines. Welcome, finally, to a magazine with no axes to grind and no products to sell; no barbells, no vitamins, no health foods. No political philosophies to espouse or crusades to wage. Welcome, at last, to a magazine with only one aim: to entertain you. Welcome to YOUNG ADONIS. Promises are cheap, and we could promise you many things. But we have only one promise to make. It’s a promise we know we can keep. We promise you YOUNG ADONIS will be the finest magazine of its kind. Every month, we’ll be crammed with the greatest physique stars, with the most beautiful color photos, with the greatest new faces and the most intriguing new articles. YOUNG ADONIS will be the kind of magazine you want. It will be the best magazine you can buy, with the most infinite care and meticulous detail devoted to making it THE magazine for YOU. See the innovations in this first issue, including the magnificent wallet-size color photos on our unique hardboard cover, and the many pages of pure, unbelievably lifelike color. This is just the beginning. We promise you that. And the best is yet to come.
- Bob Mizer, Editor, YOUNG ADONIS
Cover Model: MIKE PATTERSON (age 17, 6', 170 pounds) wearing PARR OF ARIZONA'S "Brand X" trunks.
E. C. BROWN
Full-Color Wallet-Size Pix
THINGS TO COME
PHYSIQUE & ART STUDIOS
Athletic Model Guild, 1936 W. Ilth Street, Los Angeles (6), California.
Apollo International, 5880 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 28, California
ARAX, 31 Blvd., Raspail, Paris Ville, France.
Bruce of LA, 11762 Kensington Road, Los Alamitos, California.
Glenn Bishop Studio, P.O. Box 461, Grand Haven, Michigan, U.S.A.
Cal-Models, Box 285, San Francisco (1). California,
Colart, 76 King Street, Southall, Middlesex, England. County burham, Eatedand.ane South, Darlington,
Foto-Grafo, Box 326, Sundbybers. Sweden.
Fredon, P.O. Box |407, Milwaukee (1), Wisconsin,U.S. A.
James A. Hills, P.O. Box 4989, San Francisco (I).California.
Hoffman, 60 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 4, Scotland.
J. ROME. Box 2303, Hollywood (28), California.
Kris Studio, Box 1251, Chicago (90), Illinois, U.S.A
Mark One, Box 32, Lachine, Quebec, Canada,
MacLane Studios, Box 9012, Queen Anne Station, Seattle (9), Washington.
Master Physiques, Box 247, Union City. New Jersey, U.S.A
MILO, 601 S. Vermont, Los Angeles (5), California, U.S.A.
Peppino, Corso Palermo 108c, Torino, Italy.
Pacific Films, 716 Key Route Blvd.. Albany. California, U.S.A.
Productions International, 5880 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 28, California.
Pagan, 6 Nicholas Croft, Manchester,4 England.
Quaintance Fine Arts Studio, P.O. Box 192. Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A
Royale,110 Denbigh Street, London S.W.I.. England
STAN of Sweden, Ejdergartan 10, Gothenburg 0, Sweden.
North Star, 21 Wascana, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Ecsian. Number One, Orme Court, London W.2..
SEAY, 1406 Pacific Avenue, Venice, California, U.S.A.
Spectrum, Box 35, Station E, Cincinnati (19)
T.Y.C. Box 365, El Cerrito, California, U.S.A.
Titan, P.O. Box 1313, San Francisco (1), California, U.S.A
Don Wright, 67 Bedford Street, New York 14, N.Y.. U.S.A.
Willard, Box 2660, Grand Central Station, New York (19), New York, U.S.A.
Ronald Wright, Berkeley Studio, 5 Mead Lane, Hertford, England.
J. Zenith, 5880 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (28), California, U.S.A.
HISTORY OF PHYSIQUE CULTURE MAGAZINES
Publisher Joe Weider of World Wide Bodybuilding Magazines, Your Physique, Muscle Power, Muscle Builder, Muscle, Flex, American Beauty etc and Mr Universe, Mr Olympia and others Contest Fame.
Body Beautiful and Adonis magazines were put together by Lon Hanagan for Joe Weider of Bodybuilding fame in the 1950's. Joe Weider realized that he had a large gay following for his bodybuilding magazines (Your Physique). His magazine also has a very talented gay staff of Lon Hanagan and George Quaintance who created the first covers for Bob Mizer's Physique Pictorial magazine. Lon created Body Beautiful as well as Adonis magazines which were first published in England and later in America.
Joe Weider was a Canadian bodybuilder and entrepreneur who co-founded the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) with his brother Ben Weider. He was also the creator of the Mr. Olympia, the Ms. Olympia and the Masters Olympia bodybuilding contests.
These magazines had men in posing straps in softer Grecian poses rather than the hard muscle flexing that were offered in Weider's muscle magazines.
In December 1945, Gay pornography pioneer Bob Mizer founded Athletic Model Guild, or AMG. Mizer's AMG produced Physique Pictorial, the first all-nude and all-male magazine, and the film Beefcake documents his work and the growth of the Beefcake magazine industry. H. Lynn Womack published magazines such as Manorama, MANual, Fizeek, and Trim and was involved in the U.S. Supreme Court case MANual Enterprises v. Day (1962). From 1964 to 1967, Clark Polak published DRUM magazine.
In the 1960's, the pretense of being about exercise and fitness was dropped as controls on pornography were reduced. By the end of the decade gay pornography became legal, and the market for beefcake magazines collapsed.
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