"BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)
The male figure
Volume 1. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1956. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp , with photographic illustrations.
The first volume 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 influence later photographers such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Bruce Weber.