# 18799

"BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)

The male figure (22 issues from 1956 – 1966)

$660.00 AUD

Volume 1 – 17 (complete); volumes 24, 27, 30, 35, 36. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1956 – 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (some lightly rubbed), pp. [48 – 54 various]; photographic illustrations.

A substantial collection of the first volumes of a beefcake magazine dedicated to the male figure by renowned photographer Bruce Bellas who published under the name Bruce of Los Angeles. Bruce’s distinctive skill in styling his models with classical poses and dramatic lighting would be influential on later photographers such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Bruce Weber.

Provenance : the estate of Bruce of Los Angeles.