This item is a rare and vintage ADONIS LTD. / ACME publication titled ADONIS MALE PHYSIQUE ARTISTRY (UK version) Vol.12, dated FEBRUARY, 1961, featuring physique photography of muscular young partially dressed men / males in posing straps or less. This publication features GARY FROST by CAL-Models on the cover. This mini-digest looks to be in fine shape. There is a water stain on the cover but the interior appears to be unaffected. See photos for condition.
Photographers featured in this issue:
Athletic Model Guild, 1936 W. Ilth Street, Los
Angeles (6), California.
Apollo International, 5880 Hollywood Blvd.,
Hollywood 28, California
ARAX, 31 Blvd., Raspail, Paris Vlle, France.
Bruce, 11762 Kensington Road, Los Alamitos, California.
Glenn Bishop Studio, P.O. Box 461, Grand Haven, Michigan, U.S.A.
CalMedals u §.Q. Box 285, San Francisco (1).
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,
James A. Hills, P.O. Box 4989, San Francisco (I).
Hoffman, 60 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh 4, Scotland.
UR.me. Box 2303, Hollywood (28), California.
Kris Studio, Box 1251, Chicago (90), Illinois,
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 Blvs.. Albany.
Productions International, 5880 Hollywood Blvd.,
Hollywood 28, California.
Pagan, 6 Nicholas Croft, Manchester,4 England.
Arts Studio, P.O. Box 192.
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A
110 Denbigh Street, London S.W.I..
STAN, Ejdergartan 10, Gothenburg 0, Sweden.
North Star, 21 Wascana, Toronto, Ontaric
Ecsian. Number One, Orme Court, London W.2..
SEAY, 1406 Pacific Avenue, Venice, California, U.S.A.
Specerurs, 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,
Don Wight, 67 Bedford Street, New York 14,
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.
"Publisher Joe Weider of World Wide Body Building 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."
ALL MODELS ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE.
Due to recent delivery issues with the USPS I now ship all magazines, digests and paperback books via Priority Mail. $100 of insurance is included in this price. I’m selling my collection of vintage 1950-1980s gay pulp paperback novels, pictorial & hardcore magazines, physique photography, magazines, artwork & other LGBTQ ephemera.