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257 male physique photographs by Bruce Bellas, known as Bruce of L.A., of which 42 are duplicates; plus 7 vintage photographs from Don Whitman's Western Photography Guild and 1 from Bob Mizer's Athletic Model Guild. There are 171 8x10", 66 5x7", and 28 4x5" prints. Models include Joe d'Allessandro, Ed Fury, Mark Nixon, Don Peters, Keith Stephen, and others. The collection includes an extended series of Los Angeles' Muscle Beach competition photographs, and sets from particular shootings and on specific themes such as sailors, cowboys, and Indians.

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