Physique Pictorial Volume 13 Number 1 (1963)

Physique Pictorial Volume 13 Number 1 (1963)

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Physique Pictorial Volume 13 Issue 1 (August, 1963) Cover art by Tom of Finland.

Physique Pictorial is an American magazine, one of the leading beefcake magazines of the mid 20th century. During its run from 1951 to 1990 as a quarterly publication, it exemplified the use of bodybuilding culture and classical art figure posing as a cover for homoerotic male images and to evade charges of obscenity. The pages of Physique Pictorial primarily featured the photography of Bob Mizer, who also served the magazine’s publisher and editor, consisting of black and white photos of athletic young men, either nude or nearly so. The magazine also served as a venue for homoerotic artists including Touko Laaksonen (as Tom of Finland), George Quaintance, and Dom Orejudos (as "Etienne"), and was a predecessor to later overtly homosexual publications.

About this copy: Kept in near perfect condition!