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Vintage swordplay #2

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Even though I never really noticed before it’s become fairly obvious that adding a sword to a beefcake photo was a way of lending some spurious historicity to an otherwise overt piece of male nudity, the cheap version of having models pose among Greek or Roman ruins. Not that I’m complaining, of course. This example comes from Bob Anthony’s New York studio of the 1960s. Thanks to Aristan for the tip!

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The men with swords archive

 


 

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6 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Aristan

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    I am not even going to ask exactly how you figured out what studio that was from.

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Heh, I’m not an expert, that’s The Other Andrew‘s department. The picture you sent had the photographer’s name in the file name.

  3. #3 posted by Thombeau

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    A sword is also a not-so-subtle phallic symbol!

  4. #4 posted by Aristan

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    lol I didn’t even look at the file name. Some sleuth I am.

  5. #5 posted by Nathalie (Spacedlaw)

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    Nice costume!

  6. #6 posted by pe-jota

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    Onlookers, the ways of the subliminal language

 


 

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