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A small selection of images from the incredible vintage US homoerotic studio Athletic Model Guild (AMG)
Robert Henry (Bob) Mizer March 1922 – May 1992Bob Mizer was a gay filmmaker who began working in the underground film industry in America during the 1940’s and 1950’s, where he was predictably convicted of distributing obscene (i.e. gay) material. However, despite the morals of the time, and pressure from Law enforcement Mizer went on to establish AMG (the Athletic Model Guild) and created some of the most iconic homoerotic images from the period.
The video below features some early wrestling and spanking footage by Bob Mizer, it was recently posted to YouTube, but, believe it or not, was removed because of its content (seems not much has changed in the last 70 years after of – or if it has, it seems to be heading into reverse).Thanks to Scott Norway for drawing this to my attention before it vanished(Mizer’s work pre-dates Title 2257 legislation)
UPDATE / QUESTION
Dose anyone have any information as to what has happened to the AMG website? It appears to have been taken down
The Athletic Model Guild, or AMG, was founded by gay pornography pioneer Bob Mizer in December 1945. During those post-war years, United States censorship laws allowed women, but not men, to appear in various states of undress in what were referred to, with a wink, as “art” photographs. Mizer began his business by taking pictures of men that he knew, both gay and straight. His subjects would often pose for pictures, which, while ostensibly meant to illustrate fitness tips and the like, were clearly produced and published as homoerotic material.
Although much of AMG’s material was made up of beefcake posing, many iconic male on male spanking images from the 195o’s and 1960’s originate from AGM, who still sell their videos through their website AthleticModelGuild.com also a lot of their imagery is very evocative of spanking and corporal punishment.Please do not go to AMG look for material including realistic or severe spanking, but rather to visit a different and more innocent world and view the material which entertained gay men of our father’s and grandfather’s generations.To me, the very innocence of AGM’s pictures and movies have an innate charm and eroticism which today’s far more explicit material, for all is other virtues, has lostThe first few pictures are from Military School Initiation staring Chuck Steury, Ernie Matthews as the pledge masters and Bob Jackson and Monte Hanson as the pledges. Monte Hanson, who’s looks were not unlike those of Sting’s Matt Mills, was on of the most famous of the early AGM models and Military School Initiation forms part of the compilation DVD “The Complete Monte Hanson”
Fast forward to the 1980’s and AMG spankings were in colour! Spanking had become a regular feature and AMG currently offer 41 compilation spanking DVDs full of 5 and 10 minute spanking scenes of differing quality.Chris Todd (who famously got his butt repeatedly spanked in Filmco’s Spanking Master Part 1) and Jeff Mcbride fool about as Master and slave in one of AMG’s 1980’s scenesAlong with many others, Skooter Edwards (above) appeared in a number of spanking scenes for AMG in the 1980’s six of which are on the AMG compilation disc
As interesting additional image the list of symbols below was how Bob Mizer kept a record of the various models virtues, flaws and proclivitiesNote: Some, although not all of these images were originally posted to the much missed M_MSpanking Group.
The pictures appearing here predate 18.USC.2257 requirements