Bob Mizer
& the Athletic Models Guild

They came to LA with the hope of Hollywood stardom. When the offers didn't come, some hit the street, and many came to Bob Mizer's garage for a few bucks and a photo shoot that put them in the catalogue of the Athletic Models Guild. As his photographs became as popular as the models, Mizer developed a trademark style that incuded projected backgrounds and lavish props, and turned his home into a haven for the young men he loved to photograph. For more information see the "Collector's Notes" below.
See also Mizer's own breakdown of his AMG codes.
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"Bud Counts"
circa 1950, $400
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
"Dick Gilman"
circa 1950, $750
Bob Mizer - AMG
Rare format: 8x10" black & white
Address stamped, hand-numbered K11
"Larry Farrel"
circa 1950, $150
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
stamped 1C (set L)

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"Bob McCune"
circa 1950, $350
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
stamped ZL 6

"Forrester Millard"
circa 1950, $1500
Bob Mizer - AMG
Rare format: 8x10" black & white
Hand-numbered R3

"John Miller"
circa 1950, $750
Bob Mizer - AMG
8x10" black & white
Hand-numbered D12


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"Keith Stephan"
circa 1950, $250
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
Hand-numbered YH-CA (7)

"Tom Cooper"
circa 1950, $200
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
stamped 8

"John Tristram"
circa 1950, $200
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
stamped 2


AMG_ZK06

"Jack Conant"
circa 1950
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
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"Jack Conant"
circa 1950, $250
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
stamped 6 (set ZK)

"Bob Jensen"
circa 1950
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
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"John Winship"
circa 1950, $350
Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white, stamped 7 (set ZH)


"Mark Nixon with Fishnet"
circa 1950, Bob Mizer - AMG
4x5" black & white
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Collectors Notes:
Mizer never signed or stamped prints with his own name or the AMG studio name or logo. Instead, images were stamped simply with letters or numbers identifying the photograph and its set. Notice that the type face changed from set to set.
The earliest sets were stamped with the one or two letters identifying the photo set and the number of the photograph within the set, as seen at left.
Some much later prints are stamped with 6-digit numbers identifying the print, as seen at right.
For more information for identifying AMG photo sets will be made available when the AMG Advertsing Card archive goes on soon.

Click here to see the complete list of Collector's Notes or return to the top of the page.


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