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A glimpse of past, in lost photos and collections, the beauty of a more simple time, in building, cars, and life! Also a collection of male life the way it was, from mundane to glamorous, from the most comman man to the STARS! I will POST nude male photos that were made prior to 1950 just to show the male form has always been beautiful and always present! No minors 18+ May Contain Nudity, New Outlook On Life Is very short and laborious life of those who forget the past, neglect the present and fear the future . When you get to the last hour , too late unhappy understand that, as long as they were busy, they did nothing. Lucius Annaeus Seneca. About the brevity of life, leisure and happiness
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Gods and foolish grandeur--blog post
Gilded Youth - Bob Jensen, photographs by Bob Mizer for AMG, circa 1966
In Physique Pictorial Volume 16, Number 1, Bob Mizer writes about his model, Bob Jensen, who was about eighteen years old when he posed for these photographs: "His is a build developed from natural sports rather than from formal training. Though a cooperative model, he was quite indifferent to physique display, and it was only through the efforts of his attractive mother (since passed away) that he was persuaded to pose for these photographs." * Whenever I see pictures like these, of a young man in the sunlit perfection of his youth and beauty, I can't help but wonder what became of him in the years that followed. I wonder what he thought about posing nude or nearly nude, at the time and in later life. Was he proud or embarrassed? Did he bring out old copies of photographs or magazines, or was it a secret he kept? Though many of the names of physique models from this period have come down to us, most of them are still otherwise anonymous; Google their names - if their names are sufficiently particular, if they even used their real names - and it's very unlikely you'll find anything at all. That was certainly the case with this "Bob Jensen". Other than the quotation from the photographer, I've found nothing. What became of him? He came of age at a time when the Vietnam War cast a shadow on the life of every young man in this country. Did he go to war? Did he come back? Did he marry and have a family, is he still living? If the information is correct, he would be about sixty-seven now; is he a different form of beautiful now? I find a certain degree of poignancy in the fact that we'll never know. That his youthful image - handsome and tanned, perfectly proportioned - is to be seen by thousands on the internet, all across the world, while the person he was - and has hopefully become - doesn't really exist in any other public way. *** * The quotation and its context was found on the Male Models Vintage Beefcake blog.