Cat.No: 177361 Physique Pictorial vol. 7, #1, Spring 1957: Tom of Finland cover and Debut. Bob Mizer, Tom of Finland photographer, Art Bob, George Quaintance.

Physique Pictorial vol. 7, #1, Spring 1957: Tom of Finland cover and Debut

Los Angeles: Athletic Model Guild, 1957. Magazine. 32p. including covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, illustrated with b&w reproductions of artworks and photos by various artists, very good digest-size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps.

First publication of Tom of Finland, with a cover illustration of loggers riding down-river and a second image of bare-chested loggers battling with their poles on huge logs floating in a gushing stream. He got the name "Tom of Finland" from this issue as the publishers did not use his last name, only identifying him as "Tom," an artist who lives in Finland.Bob Mizer was the editor, publisher and primary photographer of the digest men's magazine. If one looks very closely between and below the b&w photos of bodybuilders in posing pouches one will find commentary on the art, the models, gay rights, law, religion and more by Mizer.

Cat.No: 177361

Price: $150.00