Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
With this catalog of images taken by the Athletic Model Guild, I was able to identify the model in the photograph as Mike Powers, whose square jaw is unmistakable.
In the second row from the bottom of the catalog, Powers is taking a call from his agent.
Going forward, I'll add to the labels "AMG Index" whenever a catalog such as this appears in a post, for quick reference in the future. I see here at least two other models whose photographs have lingered for quite some time in my unidentified pile.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
A year or so ago, I emailed and talked on the telephone with Pappa, who was still regularly working out.
He had originally contacted me to introduce me to his son, Jimmy's band, Dinner Music for the Gods, which is quite good. You can check out their music and learn more about the band by visiting their website.
If you weren't in your teens or older in 1959, you likely haven't heard of Pappa's first wife, Carole Tregoff, who was secretly having an affair with a doctor while still married to Pappa. On July 18, 1959, she and the doctor murdered the doctor's wife. The subsequent trials became a global sensation comparable only to something like Brangelina not only divorcing, but one murdering the other. Tregoff was quite beautiful, much too beautiful–the world believed at the time–to be a murderess. When you jump to this website, you can read all about the murder and trials.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
I now know the Athletic Model Guild took this image in the series featuring the duo posing in the mansion used in the Hollywood classic film, Sunset Boulevard.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
When you jump to this post on the blog, you can see another image of Craver, who (as Douglas notes on the back of different photograph) was six feet tall, weighed nearly two-hundred pounds and worked out three times a week at Yacos Gym in Detroit, Michigan.