This week - Smitty Rose
“Unhappily this magnificent specimen is currently serving a 26 year prison sentence for kidnapping and robbery, in which a jeweler and his wife were kidnapped and $450,000.00 worth of jewelry stolen and melted down.” Bob Mizer - Physique Pictorial, Volume 36
Smiling faces. Glistening bodies. Loaded posing pouches. Bob Mizer’s camera turned common boys into stars. But life at AMG wasn’t always idyllic. Some of those stars were “trade”. Some were AWOL. Some were petty criminals. Occasionally, in return for his generosity, Bob was robbed or assaulted and his property damaged. Bob listed those offenses and many others in Physique Pictorial. Even the subjective character symbols next to certain models’ photos included “physically dangerous”, “petty thief” and “criminally inclined”.
Every other Friday we’ll feature “WANTED:”, an article about a model and his subsequent downfall in Bob’s own words.