Monday, July 27, 2009

Dorian Gray Movie Trailer

Ben Barnes will play Oscar Wilde's iconic character Dorian Gray in an adaptation of the author's novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Release date September 9th.

Behind the scenes video.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Men in Swimsuits

Once again eBay has proven that there's a direct relationship between the size of a man's basket and the value of a photo. This nice but otherwise unexceptional photo from the 1920s sold for $151.49.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

John Grimek photos

Sold recently on eBay for a whopping $480, this early photo of body-building legend John Grimek dates from around 1935 (based on the Strength and Health magazine cover photo) when he was in his mid-20s.

It inspired me to go on a search of more early Grimek photos and here are the best images I found.

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Social Security Statement

Dear Commissioner Asstrue,

Thanks so much for sending the Social Security Statement prepared "especially" for me. I do feel very special. But I really wish I was treated just like everyone else. That's why I support and think you should too!


p.s. you're hot!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Muscles Magazine: Dick DuBois

The magnificent Dick DuBois. He's always been a favorite of mine, [he gets extra points for a name that's a pun in two languages].

This photo, credited to Athletic Model Guild, appears on the back cover of the October/November 1961 issue of Muscles magazine.

While there are lots of familiar faces and bodies, this Brussels-based magazine has it's own stable of physique photographers including Europhoto, Ferrero, Photos Stan, and Photo Swede.

We have a handful of Muscles available at, along with the great French magazines La Culture Physique and Sciences Culturistes.