Vintage Beefcake

Cowboy Wash Up from the book, “Bruce of Los Angeles Outside/Inside” This video is one of twelve films included in the special edition book. Featuring the beautiful Dick Dene. A hectic day in the life of a ’50s cowboy. Riding a stallion, rubbing down his mount,washing shorts (to busy to dry them before wearing again) Then so exhausted a lie down is required.

An icon of gay art and one of the most famous names in physique photography, Bruce Bellas is remembered today as a pioneer of beefcake. Beginning in the 1940s and continuing until his death in 1974, Bellas photographed some of the most important figures in the world of physical culture; bodybuilders Steve Reeves, Bob McCune, and George Eiferman, and models Joe Dallesandro, Mark Nixon, and Brian Idol are just a few of the countless strapping males captured by Bellas’ lens. The man who came to be known as Bruce of Los Angeles crafted a refined, masterful aesthetic of erotica, whose influence would later surface in the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, and many others. Source

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