Press Releases

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2017

PosingStrap.TV, a new platform for researching Mizer's film work


The Bob Mizer Foundation is proud to announce its completion and launch of a video streaming service that allows viewing of vintage physique films on its website, phones, and smart TVs. The Bob Mizer Foundation holds the world’s largest repository of original moving images documenting the twentieth century underground male physique photographic movement. The service and website,......

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2017

Bob Mizer’s Physique Pictorial has returned


In commemoration of the passing of male physique photographer Bob Mizer 25 years ago on May 12, 1992, the Bob Mizer Foundation is proud to announce that it will relaunch his groundbreaking and controversial magazine, Physique Pictorial, this summer. Mizer founded Physique Pictorial in 1951 in order to showcase his growing portfolio of models – flexing muscle men both in costume and out, set......

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2017

The Bob Mizer Film Screening Series


WHAT: The Bob Mizer Film Screening Series WHEN: Thursday, May 4 from 7-9PM WHERE: Bob Mizer Foundation @ The Magazine/ 920 Larkin Street, San Francisco COST: Free/ Open to the public during The Upper Tenderloin First Thursday Art Walk INFO Thursday, May 4 at the Magazine from 7-9PM during the Upper Tenderloin Art Walk night. In keeping with Mizer’s tradition of......

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2016

Bob Mizer Foundation to host book launch party at The Magazine


The Bob Mizer Foundation invites you to share in its celebration of a new visual examination of Mizer’s early work, as well as the Foundation’s acquisition of a storied building in the downtown landscape. On Nov. 3 at The Magazine (920 Larkin St.), the Foundation will host a release party for TASCHEN Publishing’s new book “AMG: 1,000 Model Directory,” a mammoth, two-volume survey of......

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2016

Foundation will inhabit building space in downtown San Francisco


The Bob Mizer Foundation will soon have a new home. The owners of The Magazine, Trent Dunphy and Bob Mainardi, located in San Francisco’s bustling downtown area at 920 Larkin Street, have gifted their sprawling, four-story building to the Foundation, whose staff members will gradually transition the organization’s operations to the building over the course of the next several months......

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