1000 Model Directory [1957]

1000 Model Directory : AMG's Bob Mizer Classroom Book Set

Library Item

Call NumberClassroom Book Sets
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates1957; 1957
Statement of ResponsibilityBob Mizer Foundation
Creators & ContributorsBob Mizer (creator)
Bob Mizer Foundation, Inc. (creator)
Bob Mizer (creator)
Bob Mizer Foundation, Inc. (creator)
SummaryThe father of physique magazines was Bob Mizer (1922-1992). In 1945 Mizer started the Athletic Model Guild in Los Angeles as a modeling agency for male body-builders. Mizer, a self-taught photographer, recruited and photographed the models, carefully listing their vital statistics along with their real names and ages. Mizer sold his photos by mail, advertising them in men's magazines. By 1951 Mizer's catalog was so extensive that he began to collect his photos and sell them in a magazine format. Thus began Physique Pictorial. The first publication of its kind, Physique Pictorial showcased a generation of male pinups and bodybuilders, including the recently-deceased Jack LaLanne, Little Joe Dallesandro, Steve Hercules Reeves, and Mickey Hargitay (the husband of Jayne Mansfield and the father of Mariska Hargitay). Physique Pictorial also showcased the art of George Quaintance, Tom of Finland and Art-Bob. Physique Pictorial became a hit with thousands of men, and it was soon joined by a slew of imitators who hoped its success would rub off on them.

This classroom book set includes 30 copies of 1000 Model Directory, a teacher's resource binder that includes the 1000 Model Directory teacher's guide, and other supporting educational materials. The 1000 Model Directory discovery kit (archive.bobmizer.org/Detail/objects/3300) complements the study of this book.
Physical Description 1 kit (30 books, 1 resource binder + various pieces)
Carrier Typeother
PublisherSan Francisco: Bob Mizer Foundation
DistributorSan Francisco: Bob Mizer Foundation
AudienceCollege Studies
Funding NoteThe 1000 Model Directory classroom book set has been generously created by the volunteers of the Bob Mizer Foundation.