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Physique Pictorial - Vintage Men's Beefcake Magazine

✰ FOR ADULTS 18+ ONLY ✰ SALES TO MINORS PROHIBITED 

Known as one of the very first American beefcake magazines, Physique Pictorial exemplified the use of bodybuilding culture and classical figure-posing as a cover for homoerotic male images, and to evade charges of obscenity.

These original vintage issues of Physique Pictorial magazines from the 1960's are in excellent condition and feature some of the earlier beloved work of Bob Mizer, Tom of Finland, George Quaintance, Etienne, and more.

 

Approx. 30 Pages
• One-of-a-Kind Vintage
• Measures 8.25" x 5.25"
• PLEASE NOTE: While our original vintage items are in excellent condition, they all range from 50-75 years old, and all "flaws" should be considered part of their character.

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A little more history...

From 1951 to 1990 Physique Pictorial mostly featured Bob Mizer's photos of nude (or nearly nude) athletic young men in addition to well known homoerotic artists including Tom of Finland, George Quaintance, and "Etienne".

When new laws in the 1960's allowed magazines to print full-frontal nudity, Physique Pictorial publications fell out of popularity, so starting in 1969 they switched to fully nude photographs and turned into more of a catalog for wrestling and bondage videos" by the 1980's.

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