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Monday, January 7, 2013

There's Nothing Like Old-Timey Smut


I have to admit that my first impulse, when I saw the image above, was to poke some fun at it. It is awfully hokey after all, and not something that today's sophisticated porn connoisseurs would cotton to.  But, it is really kind of hot, you must admit.  I mean, these are all good looking guys, after all,  and they are naked, mostly.   Also, I recognized the blond boy in the green posing strap as being Sean Patrick,  the epitome of  1960's California twinkdom. I knew that Sean did most of his posing for the camera of a photographer named Mel Roberts, So after I did a little searching, I came across a small selection of Mr. Roberts' work, along with a brief biography, which you can read here.  In fact, I hope that you do.  You'll see that Mel Roberts, along with Bob Mizer,  and Tom of Finland, and lots of other men whose names are lost to history, is a kind of a hero.  I'm sure The Family Research Council would not agree, but they can just go suck it.  So, I'm glad I didn't make fun of that funny picture up there,  and I'm glad that Mel Roberts lived long enough for his images to be rediscovered, publishrd in glossy coffee table books, and shown in fancy-pants art galleries. 

Just for fun, here are two of my favorite Mel Roberts photos. 

Sean Patrick 1968
Rich Thomson- Carmel Beach 1962

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