Mike Mangione, Alan B. Stone [Mark-One Studio], undated
Resource TypeStill Images
Date of Creationundated
Administrative/Biographical HistoryMARK-ONE (Alan Bentley Stone, 1928-1992) worked from a studio in Lachine, Quebec, and he filled his mail orders from the basement of his aunt's house. He got his start in physique photography in a circumspect manner -- through an assignment from the Boy Scouts, an organization to which he had belonged since childhood, and for which he did freelance photography work. He later attended the School of Modern Photography in New York City. He launched Mark-One Studio in 1953 and for more than a decade, provided his beefcake photography to many of the then-popular and thriving physique magazines such as Tomorrow's Man, Muscle Sculpture, The Young Physique and Demi-Gods . A few of his models rose to prominence (notably, Billy Hill, Gerald Desfosses and Keith Fisk), but most were less popular and less familiar -- Johnny Kent, Joey Krnjaich, brothers Gerry and Conrad Choquette, Joe Varga, Wilfrid LaLond, et. al. At the studio's peak, Stone published his own magazine, Face & Physique , which even today represents the best of his published output. Much of Stone's extensive body of work (reportedly more than 50,000 negatives) resides now in the Quebec Gay Archives (Archives gaies du Quebec), based in Montreal. He was the subject of the 2006 documentary "Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone and the Age of Beefcake," and an extensive appreciation of the photographer and his work by respected art historian and curator David Deitcher appeared in a 2008 issue of CameraWork: A Journal of Photographic Arts .
Extent & Medium1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; 8 x 10 in
Scope & ContentItem is a photograph of physique model Mike Mangione. This photo is part of the creator's Series: Unknown.
Archival HistoryPhoto originally acquired by John Lillis [ ] through an unknown third party. Donation to Bob Mizer Foundation occurred in 2018.