33 posts categorized "MANTIQUES"

Jul 29 2014
Mantiques: Tony Danza Comments (0)

Tony-DanzaPosing at Gleason's, a 14th Street gym

Via Bob Deutsch: Another in a series of hot guys of the '60s, '70s and '80s, taken by my pal Bob Deutsch. Bob shot some of the most famous pictures of Tony Danza (b. April 21, 1951) ever...yes, the ones of him with his legs spread in the gym!

 
Jul 22 2014
Mantiques: Parker Stevenson Comments (0)

Parker-Stevenson-2Young Blue Eyes

My pal Bob Deutsch has unparalleled stories of star-chasing back in the day, having asked Marilyn Monroe for her autograph as she entered MSG to sing “Happy Birthday” to Kennedy and having spent quality time with a pregnant Carol Burnett in her NYC apartment.

He went from shooting stars as a fan to shooting them professionally, and he's graciously sharing some of his hottest boys from the '60s—'80s in a series of posts starting now. Here are some pictures from his casual shoot with Parker Stevenson, of whom he says:

“He came to my apartment in the '70s—I really can't remember how I got him to do this, but he was really sweet and he did a photo shoot. A few weeks after this, I was in Hollywood and got on the set of The Hardy Boys and he introduced me to Shaun Cassidy...the rest is history!”

Two more shots of the man whom Kirstie Alley claims is in possesion of a big one after the jump...

 Read More

 
Jul 21 2014
Mantiques: Michael Blodgett Comments (0)

ShirtlessFit/to be tied

I wasn't familiar with the late actor/novelist/screenwriter Michael Blodgett (September 26, 1939—November 14, 2007) until some Facebook postings by my buddy Michael Michaud. Blodgett was the gigolo in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) and, as if that didn't earn him his camp card, he was the screenwriter behind Rent-a-Cop (1987) with Liza Minnelli and Burt Reynolds.

Michael-Blodgett

Also of note, Blodgett's last marriage was to Meredith Baxter (b. June 21, 1947), who is now openly gay.

 
Jul 03 2014
Mantiques: Marlon Brando Comments (0)

Marlon Brando 1

Via bromley: Marlon Brando in 1948. One more after the jump...

 Read More

 
May 29 2014
Mantiques: Jeff Richards Comments (0)
  1959 Nu Card LIL 1 Jeff Richards 1874916,XTteq5tCL1ZYikZWN1CmGf6KVD1gQ6R2meXO0DAH4mOnWz2SYoGYrx6ozgf+dy2eArlN8qVpHmg1uRtWZtqOTg== 9106674_108999550372 Anon-jeffrichardsF Corbis-JS1564743 Elainestewart19 Jeff-Morrow-new1 Jeff-Richards-240x300 Jrich1 S_aec04_-_cm_-_jeff_richards_-_1_-_0_5

Check out more of Jeff in the guy-ery above...

I'd never heard of Jeff Richards until watching parts of The Opposite Sex (1956) last night—it's a musical remake of The Women (1939) with Joan Collins in the Joan Crawford role and Agnes Moorehead as the Countess. It's an all-star, nearly all-dead (only Joan, Barrie Chase and the kid seem to be alive) cast, but I was most taken with square-jawed Jeff Richards.

Richards is best known for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), but had been a ball player before trying his hand at the movies.

Poor guy died in his sixties. But he sure was perfection early on.

 
Apr 22 2014
Mantiques Comments (0)

Vintage gay

Via Grandpa Was a Homo.

 
Apr 10 2014
Mantiques: Tony Stephano Comments (0)

Tony-Stephano

FoxyladyFrom the February 1975 issue of the Playgirl knock-off Foxylady, Tony Stephano (spelled with an F in the magazine, but a PH on IMDb). He apparently only appeared in 1975's The Reincarnation of Peter Proud and 1982's Tron before a 2006 bow in something called Bristol Boys.

But he's about as good-looking as they come, no?

More after the jump...

 Read More

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

********************

#100

TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

********************

DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

********************

Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

********************

DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

********************

Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

********************

PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

********************

Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

********************

Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

********************

Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

#99

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

********************

#98

POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

******************** 

Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

 ****************

John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

**************** 

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

******************** 

Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

******************** 

Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

******************** 

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

******************** 

Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

******************** 

Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

********************

OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

********************

Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

********************

Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

#97

OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

********************

Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

********************

Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

********************

Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

********************

Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

 Read More

 
Mar 25 2013
MANtiques Comments (3)
After,dark,magazine,jeff,aquilon,male,models,model,jeff,aquilon,water,polo,player,turned,model-baa4368df79facf70d55a1bcb191feee_h
Supermodel Jeff Aquilon at the very start of his career 30 years ago.
 
Feb 09 2013
MANtiques Comments (5)
Rex-Smith-shirtless
Rex Smith, when his physique was at its peak.