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B-Movie Hunks

I love 1950s and 1960s b movie hunks, the more obscure the better. Exhibit 1: John Bromfield, who was firmly C list, and never passed up the opportunity to shimmy his substantial frame into tight swimming trunks. Here he is in a publicity shot with Tab Hunter—looking full on bottom boy—in the rear.

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by Anonymousreply 217November 28, 2021 3:06 PM

Dewey Martin. Best known for being in "The Thing" and for once being married to Peggy Lee. A hot little twunk.

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by Anonymousreply 1September 22, 2021 3:44 AM

R1 Yes, definitely. I remember him in a swords & sandals, the one with Joan Collins, land of the pharaohs.

by Anonymousreply 2September 22, 2021 3:47 AM

Ty Hardin.

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by Anonymousreply 3September 22, 2021 4:58 AM

George Nader - another closeted B-movie 50s actor and lifelong friend of Rock Hudson. He was Michael Nader's uncle and was the boyfriend of Rock's personal assistant, Mark Miller.

He later became a science fiction novelist.

What a hottie.

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by Anonymousreply 4September 22, 2021 12:15 PM

John Ericson

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by Anonymousreply 5September 22, 2021 2:09 PM

Cal Bolder!

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by Anonymousreply 6September 22, 2021 4:58 PM

Richard Denning

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by Anonymousreply 7September 22, 2021 5:15 PM

John Bromfield helped to make me gay! He was in an early Sheriff/Marshall type of TV series and it always opened up with a shot of Bromfield, in his very tight , very revealing copper's uniform. Nothing could hide the prominent VPL he displayed. Used to send little shivers up and down my whole body and that was before I knew about sex where the man goes up into the other man. Sadly, the series didn't last long.

Along came Broderick Crawford and his series. Killed that fantasy rather quickly.

by Anonymousreply 8September 22, 2021 5:29 PM

JB

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by Anonymousreply 9September 22, 2021 5:50 PM

r7 From hunk to Governor of Hawaii. Not too shabby.

😉

by Anonymousreply 10September 22, 2021 5:52 PM

I just came here to see if you guys were responsible for killing Peter Palmer.

You're off the hook... for now.

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by Anonymousreply 11September 22, 2021 5:58 PM

Keith Andes

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by Anonymousreply 12September 24, 2021 3:20 AM

Knew you old facts would fuck up the links.

by Anonymousreply 13September 24, 2021 3:23 AM

Richard Denning played the Ricky Ricardo character when I Love Lucy was called My Favorite Husband and was on the radio starring Lucille Ball. Lucy must have really loved Desi to reject Richard Denning as her costar when it was turned into a TV series.

by Anonymousreply 14September 24, 2021 3:30 AM

Dreamy Barry Coe

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by Anonymousreply 15September 24, 2021 3:50 AM

Rex Reason, so handsome in “This Island Earth”, nice moose knuckle in these photos.

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by Anonymousreply 16September 24, 2021 3:52 AM

R6 A Henry Willson connection: “In 1959, he issued a traffic citation to Robert Raison, a Hollywood agent and a friend of fellow agent Henry Willson. Impressed by Craver's 6'4" height, his 260 pound physique, his 52" chest and his 32" waist, Willson helped Craver jump start an acting career.”

by Anonymousreply 17September 24, 2021 4:00 AM

Did Willson change Craver's name to Cal Bolder?

by Anonymousreply 18September 24, 2021 4:03 AM

I fucked em all.

by Anonymousreply 19September 24, 2021 4:14 AM

Dack and Dirk

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by Anonymousreply 20September 24, 2021 4:19 AM

Ken Clark for the WIN!

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by Anonymousreply 21September 24, 2021 4:32 AM

Ricou Browning, star of the Creature from the Black Lagoon movies.

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by Anonymousreply 22September 24, 2021 5:13 AM

Kane Richmond

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by Anonymousreply 23September 24, 2021 6:08 AM

More Ken Clark, who played Stewpot in "South Pacific" .

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by Anonymousreply 24September 24, 2021 9:05 AM

Yep

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by Anonymousreply 25September 24, 2021 4:22 PM

R24 - actually, if you keep scrolling down on that page, there are pics of Richard Harrison, who is even hotter!

by Anonymousreply 26September 24, 2021 4:50 PM

This Ken appears to be anatomically correct.

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by Anonymousreply 27September 24, 2021 4:56 PM

I can only imagine director Josh Logan on the SOUTH PACIFIC set making some poor wardrobe person with a scissors cut Ken Clark's STEW POT tee shirt higher and higher until Josh was satisfied. You just know that when Ken first appeared on the set it was a normal tee shirt.

by Anonymousreply 28September 24, 2021 6:46 PM

Tab Hunter is sucking in his stomach so hard he can barely breathe in OP's pic. (Look at his face) Both men and women did it for photos. I've always thought it looked terrible and really obvious.

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by Anonymousreply 29September 24, 2021 7:46 PM

Keith Andes was gorgeous

by Anonymousreply 30September 24, 2021 7:50 PM

Bruce Cowling. Can't find any mention of wife or kids - homo?

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by Anonymousreply 31September 24, 2021 7:51 PM

Actor from a Sword and Sandal movie - forgot to write down who it was.

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by Anonymousreply 32September 25, 2021 2:16 AM

Another one.

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by Anonymousreply 33September 25, 2021 2:17 AM

Ed Fury

by Anonymousreply 34September 25, 2021 2:19 AM

Peter Lupus

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by Anonymousreply 35September 25, 2021 2:24 AM

R20, They were Loretta Young discoveries.

by Anonymousreply 36September 25, 2021 2:45 AM

Steve Reeves

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by Anonymousreply 37September 25, 2021 3:13 AM

More Bromfield…if not for the package, the eyebrows would distract me.

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by Anonymousreply 38September 25, 2021 4:39 AM

R30 Andes killed himself at 85 because he had bladder cancer.

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by Anonymousreply 39September 25, 2021 4:43 AM

Maybe it's Maybelline, r38.

by Anonymousreply 40September 25, 2021 4:44 AM

Keith Andes...

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by Anonymousreply 41September 25, 2021 4:46 AM

I always liked Jeff Chandler…even if he wore Esther’s gowns…made him more interesting.

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by Anonymousreply 42September 25, 2021 4:52 AM

According to the Henry Willson bio, Rory Calhoun fucked Guy Madison in the back of Willson’s car. He claims he saw Calhoun’s white, white ass going up and down, up and down. He said Calhoun was rough trade and had gotten fucked by older guys in reform school, while Madison had been passed around in the navy. It’s probably a lot of bullshit, but it all sounds good to me.

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by Anonymousreply 43September 25, 2021 5:04 AM

John Bromfield, now that is a man.

by Anonymousreply 44September 25, 2021 5:11 AM

R42, I think Esther was full of it.

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by Anonymousreply 45September 25, 2021 5:20 AM

Rory Calhoun, yes.

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by Anonymousreply 46September 25, 2021 5:22 AM

R4 Oh fuck, George Nader was a fuck’n 50’s hottie.

by Anonymousreply 47September 25, 2021 5:39 AM

Rory and Guy, Part 1

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by Anonymousreply 48September 25, 2021 5:44 AM

Rory and Guy, Part 2

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by Anonymousreply 49September 25, 2021 5:44 AM

Anyone remember Anthony Hall (née Sal Ponti) from Atlantis: The Lost Continent? He sure made my young heart go pit-a-pat back in the day.

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by Anonymousreply 50September 25, 2021 6:30 AM

And who could forget Paul Mantee of Robinson Crusoe On Mars fame???

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by Anonymousreply 51September 25, 2021 6:33 AM

R49 Wow, yea, I’ll take it!

by Anonymousreply 52September 25, 2021 7:16 AM

Ed Fury was in "Female on the Beach" with Crawford and "Bus Stop" with Monroe.

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by Anonymousreply 53September 25, 2021 7:28 AM

Steve Cochran was da man . . .

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by Anonymousreply 54September 25, 2021 7:57 AM

R45, Esther was full of Fernando.

by Anonymousreply 55September 25, 2021 7:59 AM

R41, Keith was fucking Lucy during Wildcat.

by Anonymousreply 56September 25, 2021 8:01 AM

Keith Andes

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by Anonymousreply 57September 25, 2021 8:07 AM

Keith and Lucy

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by Anonymousreply 58September 25, 2021 8:08 AM

R49, they look like they're about to get it on in that clip

by Anonymousreply 59September 25, 2021 3:52 PM

Rory and Guy were Brokebacking it long before Jake and Heath made it nobody's business but their own. Many, many fishing trips up in the wilds of western states.

"NO WIMMIN ALOUD!"

by Anonymousreply 60September 26, 2021 10:09 PM

That's a lotta pussy . . .

"Calhoun was married twice. He had three daughters with first wife Lita Baron (m. 1948–1970). When Baron sued Calhoun for divorce, she named Betty Grable as one of 79 women with whom he had adulterous relationships."

by Anonymousreply 61September 26, 2021 10:16 PM

Rory and Guy amd their wives on a sailing expedition.

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by Anonymousreply 62September 26, 2021 10:27 PM

John Russell

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by Anonymousreply 63September 26, 2021 10:50 PM

I have a cousin who looks just like John Russell - it's not the type of face you see every day.

by Anonymousreply 64September 26, 2021 11:00 PM

R63 I just watched John Russell in the movie "Hell Bound" on TCM this morning. He was a big hunk, but not necessarily handsome. He had a unique look about him, though.

by Anonymousreply 65September 26, 2021 11:02 PM

I saw Hell Bound, too. He made a great villain. And he was built like a "shit brickhouse"

by Anonymousreply 66September 26, 2021 11:09 PM

R66 Weird movie and he was a helluva nasty guy in it.

by Anonymousreply 67September 26, 2021 11:10 PM

bump

by Anonymousreply 68September 29, 2021 2:41 AM

This is the best thread ever!

R1, loved Dewey Martin. He's probably best remembered for The Big Sky with Kirk Douglas , but I also remember him in a low-budget early Jack Nicholson film called Flight To Fury, where he had a short bedroom scene I jerked off to.

R51, speaking of jerking off, I remember rewinding my VCR constantly to the scene where (from a distance) Paul Mantee jumps nude into the water. Mantee actually did some nude photography for some physique photographer before RCOM. He did it under his real name , which was Paul something -Italian.

by Anonymousreply 69September 29, 2021 3:02 AM

Bill Hayes who was best known for Days of Our Lives (Doug Williams) and is alive at 96. Still married to Susan Seaforth. He screen-tested for Somebody Up There Likes Me at 30 in 1956, losing out to Paul Newman.

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by Anonymousreply 70September 29, 2021 5:40 AM

Van Williams aka The Green Hornet

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by Anonymousreply 71September 29, 2021 5:55 AM

R54 Another vote for hunky Steve Cochran...

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by Anonymousreply 72September 29, 2021 5:58 AM

Ray Danton always seemed like a good lay. Here with Mamie Van Doren.

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by Anonymousreply 73September 29, 2021 6:09 AM

Jon Hall

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by Anonymousreply 74September 29, 2021 6:16 AM

I'll see your Van Williams and raise you a Grant Williams

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by Anonymousreply 75September 29, 2021 4:17 PM

I'll see both your Van and Grant Williams and raise you a Cara Williams.

Cara's still alive at 96 and since she was once married to John Drew Barrymore, that would make her stepmother to Drew.

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by Anonymousreply 76September 29, 2021 8:50 PM

Anyone remember John Ashley? He was always second=banana in those horrible "Beach Movies" with Frankie and Annette ...usually Frankie's best friend. Then he went on to cheap horror movies made in the Phillipines. He eventually did some exploitation films, which usually had a nude scene or two.

by Anonymousreply 77September 30, 2021 1:24 AM

R77, He was married to Deborah Walley, who starred in "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" and later played Eve Arden's daughter on "The Mothers-in-Law".

by Anonymousreply 78September 30, 2021 1:42 AM

R77, he was fucking foxy in the 60s, but by the time he did “Savage Sisters” in the 70s, he looked like Ron Jeremy.

by Anonymousreply 79September 30, 2021 2:10 AM

R79, funny you should mention that totally forgotten flick. There's a scene where all three "savage sisters" have sex with him one after another. Of course, after the last girl, he can hardly move.

by Anonymousreply 80September 30, 2021 2:16 AM

bump

by Anonymousreply 81October 1, 2021 4:48 AM

Sean Garrison (Was he a 'mo?)

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by Anonymousreply 82October 2, 2021 4:07 AM

This—Rad Fulton/Jim Westmoreland—was one of Willson’s clients. I like his straight forward writing style: very earnest and gentlemanly, he reminds me of my father. I can’t believe Willson would not let him keep his name!

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by Anonymousreply 83October 2, 2021 4:22 AM

R82 He was hot.

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by Anonymousreply 84October 2, 2021 4:26 AM

I thought John Conte was hot. He appeared in a number of Perry Mason episodes.

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by Anonymousreply 85October 2, 2021 4:57 AM

Sean Garrison with Jane Fonda

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by Anonymousreply 86October 2, 2021 5:04 AM

Rick Jason from Combat. Like Keith Andes, an older (77) suicide.

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by Anonymousreply 87October 2, 2021 5:08 AM

Gardner McKay

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by Anonymousreply 88October 2, 2021 5:11 AM

Larry Pennell

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by Anonymousreply 89October 2, 2021 5:32 AM

He toiled in the c and b list for 15 years. Charles Bronson.

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by Anonymousreply 90October 2, 2021 5:41 AM

C89 Very solid. His body reminds me of Daniel Craig’s.

by Anonymousreply 91October 2, 2021 6:09 AM

John Gavin

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by Anonymousreply 92October 2, 2021 6:15 AM

Richard Jaeckal, here showing off for Terry Moore.

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by Anonymousreply 93October 2, 2021 6:22 AM

Kansas Raiders

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by Anonymousreply 94October 2, 2021 6:54 AM

R94 Wow! Universal really had the best looking men. I forgot about Scott Brady and Richard Long (& Egan!)

by Anonymousreply 95October 2, 2021 6:59 AM

The immensely talented Richard Egan. He seemed like he’d let you blow him.

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by Anonymousreply 96October 2, 2021 7:03 AM

James Best, Dewey Martin, Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Richard Long, Tony Curtis

by Anonymousreply 97October 2, 2021 7:04 AM

Bump

by Anonymousreply 98October 2, 2021 10:22 PM

R83, you mean to tell me a guy who looks like that has Henry Wilsson for an agent (and Rock Hudson for a mentor) has no gay stories to tell? I call bullshit.

Love this thread. Richard Jaeckel was always hot, but I liked him better as he aged. I can t believe how hot James Best was in his younger days. Dewey Martin! Richard Egan! And Dash Riprock himself, LarryPennell! Where's my vaseline?

by Anonymousreply 99October 2, 2021 11:37 PM

Besides obviously George Nader , who was Gay ?

by Anonymousreply 100October 3, 2021 1:24 AM

Dewey Martin was also in The Desperate Hours as the brother of Bogart.

by Anonymousreply 101October 3, 2021 2:21 AM

R99 Right? It does seem highly selective. I mean he shared a casita with Rock during location filming. His bio alludes to tons of straight sex but never even mentions the word “gay.”

by Anonymousreply 102October 3, 2021 7:11 AM

I just saw Ed Fury in Letters From Three Lovers. He played Man at Pool.

by Anonymousreply 103October 4, 2021 2:02 AM

Edson Stroll

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by Anonymousreply 104October 5, 2021 1:49 AM

R89 is Dash Riprock!

by Anonymousreply 105October 5, 2021 1:52 AM

R104 as a horny teen watching reruns of McHale’s Navy in the 1980s I fantasized about Edson Stroll. Of course I managed to ignite the fact that he was close to 60 and past his prime when I was jerking of to his old images.

by Anonymousreply 106October 5, 2021 2:35 AM

Was Edson Stroll gay?

by Anonymousreply 107October 5, 2021 3:05 AM

R107 I don’t believe so. I think he married and had children, which of course is not an absolute determiner of heterosexuality.

by Anonymousreply 108October 5, 2021 3:08 AM

Edson Stroll's obits don't mention a wife or kids. Did have a female partner, apparently. Also apparently loved opera and Yorkies which doesn't exactly scream "straight dude" to me but who knows?

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by Anonymousreply 109October 5, 2021 3:25 AM

To all the Edson Stroll fans: He was the very pretty young man who would be guiding Donna Douglas' character to their colony(?) in the iconic TZ episode "Eye of the Beholder." Very easy on the eyes, whether shirtless on "McHale's Navy" or in a tight, black polo shirt. Also quickly glimpsed in the big beach scene, where all the Seabees are singing, in "South Pacific."

by Anonymousreply 110October 5, 2021 6:16 AM

R109 wow thanks for posting. I swore that sometime in the past I had read he had married and had children, but after reading your post I searched again and couldn’t find anything that said he had. Did read he steadied voice and performance as a Fulbright scholar Also that he later achieved several marine licenses that allowed him to serve as an expert in court cases.

by Anonymousreply 111October 5, 2021 8:00 AM

The Edson Stroll obituary just above says he is "survived by Anita Winters," but doesn't explain how they're related.

Could she be a girlfriend? Then wouldn't she be called his "partner"?

by Anonymousreply 112October 5, 2021 8:32 PM

R112 Sounds like a gf. Here’s a joint letter they penned about a Pit Bull killing their dog:

BRAVO Pet Smart! Our Yorkie was viciously killed by an off-leash Pit Bull at Mothers Beach in Marina del Rey on 02/25/08. It one thing to lose a pet due to natural causes; it is heartbreaking to say the least. But when a pet is killed, one experiences the additional emotions of being infuriated and helpless, knowing that the perpetrator goes free to repeat the offense. Los Angeles has no laws or enforcement to take action against the perpetrator or to protect the innocent victims. It is amazing how many Pit Bull killings there are in the greater Los Angeles area and nothing is being done about it. It is time to change the laws and make it safer for our children and pets. We admire Pet Smart for taking a stand to make it safer for defenseless helpless animals, which cannot protect themselves against pit bulls.- Edson Stroll & Anita Winters

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by Anonymousreply 113October 6, 2021 3:38 AM

Hugh O'Brian's story is an odd one, not marrying until age 81?

Apparently, Hugh only fucked bareback.

"On June 25, 2006, at age 81, O'Brian married his girlfriend of 18 years, Virginia Barber (born circa 1952); it was his first and only marriage. The ceremony was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Schuller officiating. Barber, who had been married once previously, is a teacher by profession and the couple spent their honeymoon studying philosophy at Oxford University. O'Brian stated that he believed, "an active mind is as important as an active body. O'Brian had one son, Hugh Donald Krampe, by a relationship with photographer Adina Etkes. O'Brian died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on September 5, 2016, at the age of 91. Three individuals have since come forward claiming O'Brian was their father."

by Anonymousreply 114October 6, 2021 12:26 PM

William Reynolds

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by Anonymousreply 115October 8, 2021 5:09 AM

William Reynolds is still alive, he turns 90 later this year

by Anonymousreply 116October 8, 2021 5:19 AM

R104 he seems sweet.

by Anonymousreply 117October 8, 2021 5:23 AM

Lex Barker

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by Anonymousreply 118October 10, 2021 5:50 AM

Didn't Joan have Lex Barker?

by Anonymousreply 119October 10, 2021 6:05 AM

R119 You’re likely thinking of Greg Bautzer. He was an entertainment lawyer who had a string of actresses, including Joan and later, Lana Turner (who was later married to Lex Barker).

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by Anonymousreply 120October 10, 2021 6:21 AM

I recently came across German actor Gotz George.

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by Anonymousreply 121October 10, 2021 6:35 AM

More Gotz George. Here with Karin Dor.

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by Anonymousreply 122October 10, 2021 6:38 AM

R120 I thought I told you I had photo approval?

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by Anonymousreply 123October 10, 2021 6:50 AM

Always had a thing for Bruce Greenwood. He's been in everything!

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by Anonymousreply 124October 10, 2021 6:57 AM

R119, I'm sure Joan had her fill of Lex.

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by Anonymousreply 125October 10, 2021 7:19 AM

R125, He dropped dead on a NYC sidewalk due to a heart attack in 1973 and that photo looks as though it was taken around that time.

by Anonymousreply 126October 10, 2021 8:15 AM

R118 Lex Barker was a pedophile who raped Lana Turner's daughter Cheryl.

by Anonymousreply 127October 10, 2021 1:22 PM

Just watched "Walk on the Wild Side" on TCM last night, and it featured hunky actor Richard Rust. He was in a lot of TV and movies in the 60s and 70s. Sexy as hell.

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by Anonymousreply 128October 10, 2021 1:29 PM

R128, Gay face galore.

by Anonymousreply 129October 10, 2021 2:43 PM

Lex must have been hung. Lana loved big cocks.

by Anonymousreply 130October 10, 2021 3:32 PM

How did Lex Barker make a living all those years? Wasn't he just in a small handful of Tarzan B pictures?

Btw, love seeing the photo of him upthread with a hairy chest, which seems to be a rare occurrence.

by Anonymousreply 131October 10, 2021 3:33 PM

R129 He was married 4 times and had 5 kids.

by Anonymousreply 132October 10, 2021 4:29 PM

Paul Mantee and Louise Brooks...

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by Anonymousreply 133October 10, 2021 4:35 PM

Paul Marianetti, r69...

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by Anonymousreply 134October 10, 2021 5:33 PM

R131, Lex Barker came from a wealth. His dad was a stockbroker, and Lex himself went to prestigious prep schools. He probably had a good inheritance that he invested well. After five marriages and five divorces and a US film career decline, he went to Europe to do movies and actually did well in Germany.

by Anonymousreply 135October 10, 2021 6:40 PM

R135, He was dead by age 54.

by Anonymousreply 136October 10, 2021 6:50 PM

Hands off, r73, he's *mine*!

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by Anonymousreply 137October 10, 2021 7:21 PM

More Larry Pennell

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by Anonymousreply 138October 10, 2021 7:24 PM

R73 . . .

"In his memoir, Robert Wagner relates that his fondest memory of filming The Longest Day (1962) was that when the hotelier where the actors were lodged saw Ray Danton check in with two women in tow, he booked them into a room with two-way mirrors and charged guests to watch Danton make love simultaneously to two women night after night."

by Anonymousreply 139October 10, 2021 7:35 PM

Ray Danton was exceptionally sexy but never had much of a career at all.

by Anonymousreply 140October 10, 2021 9:24 PM

He directed, as well, r140...

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by Anonymousreply 141October 10, 2021 9:44 PM

Ray Danton and his longtime wife, Julia Adams were Universal contract players throughout much of the 1950s. Universal was a cheapskate studio that got a lot of mileage out of their players, but put them in monster movies, fantasy/sci-fi adventures, serials, B-pictures, cheap melodramas, and low-budget musicals.

by Anonymousreply 142October 10, 2021 9:46 PM

I can still remember the first time I saw Ray Danton. I was just a kid but it was a guest star on the TV series The Roaring Twenties. My parents loved the show as they were teens in the 20s and we watched it every week. Like all those other ABC series of the early 1960s - 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Surfside 6, Bourbon Street Beat, and the many westerns including Maverick, Sugarfoot, Bronco.....so many more, the shows all were cast the hottest young actors of the day, most of whom never got much further than those TV soundstages.

But there must have been a very wise gay casting director involved behind the scenes. Oh....that casting couch!

by Anonymousreply 143October 10, 2021 10:36 PM

R131 r135. Lex made a very good living (like George Nader and other faded American b actors) in Italian and German genre movies of the 1960s: spies, horror, capers, westerns. During that era he managed to score a small role in a classic, important film, playing Ekberg’s boyfriend in “La Dolce Vita,” he was basically playing himself since he lived in and through the Via Veneto era.

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by Anonymousreply 144October 11, 2021 3:53 AM

R8 John Bromfield as Sheriff Frank Morgan in "The Sheriff of Cochise".

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by Anonymousreply 145October 11, 2021 4:29 AM

R142 Universal had exceptionally attractive contract players. They really led the way with shirtless men in the 50s.

by Anonymousreply 146October 11, 2021 5:13 AM

Bromfield must have been hung like a donkey.

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by Anonymousreply 147October 11, 2021 5:52 AM

R147, I wonder if Tab sampled that...

by Anonymousreply 148October 11, 2021 5:53 AM

R148, or Van.

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by Anonymousreply 149October 11, 2021 7:00 AM

"Hey, Tab, let me show you how I handle my rod."

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by Anonymousreply 150October 11, 2021 7:07 AM

I love those gingham short-shorts on Tab, r150!

by Anonymousreply 151October 11, 2021 2:46 PM

Bill Hayes! Richard Egan! James Best! Have only seen these guys in old age so.....wow.

I wonder if Bill Hayes was on the casting couch?

by Anonymousreply 152October 11, 2021 3:05 PM

The way Tab is bending over in that photo... it's almost like he's begging for it.

by Anonymousreply 153October 11, 2021 3:40 PM

Clayton Moore AKA "The Lone Ranger" is shown admiring the little dog of Lupe Velez before he shows her his own bigger "dog."

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by Anonymousreply 154October 11, 2021 3:43 PM

r152 Wakefield Poole's autobiography was great. He was a broadway dancer and assistant choreographer (and did TV variety shows, summer stock, even the car show circuit, so much ) in the 1950s and 1960s before directing Boys in the Sand and becoming known for gay porn. He mentioned working with Bill Hayes on (I think it was) Once Upon a Mattress in the mid 1960s. Hayes had to wear tights the entire time and every one was panting over his ample basket.

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by Anonymousreply 155October 11, 2021 5:23 PM

R149, what is that from? It looks homoerotic

by Anonymousreply 156October 11, 2021 7:32 PM

R156, "Easy to Love"

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by Anonymousreply 157October 11, 2021 8:33 PM

How marvelous when you place Esther into the photo, it all looks so safely heterosexual, r157!

by Anonymousreply 158October 11, 2021 11:30 PM

Glenn Ford

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by Anonymousreply 159October 12, 2021 12:58 AM

Glenn Ford was A-list, he didn't do B movies

by Anonymousreply 160October 12, 2021 1:14 AM

Ford's first movie for Columbia was a "B", My Son Is Guilty (1939). He went on to other "B" movies such as Convicted Woman (1940), Men Without Souls (1940), Babies for Sale (1940) and Blondie Plays Cupid (1941).

by Anonymousreply 161October 12, 2021 1:30 AM

Glenn Ford was incredibly hot when young and into middle age, and I've never understood why he hasn't been embraced more by the gays. I think in the 1940s, he had an unusually contemporary sexy look. I realize in real life he may have been a bastard but that hasn't stopped some of the others.

by Anonymousreply 162October 12, 2021 2:00 AM

Never cared about Ford or thought he was hot compared to other actors of the time

by Anonymousreply 163October 12, 2021 2:04 AM

Of course, Glenn was married to As The World Turns own Kim Hughes, Kathryn Hays. Take that, kiddo!

by Anonymousreply 164October 12, 2021 2:07 AM

Ty Hardin, who strove in vain to simulate desire for Mrs. Alfred Steele

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by Anonymousreply 165October 12, 2021 2:09 AM

There was no need to trash Joan, R165.

by Anonymousreply 166October 12, 2021 2:10 AM

John Payne. Maybe he skipped arm day a lot, but whatever.

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by Anonymousreply 167October 12, 2021 2:30 AM

More John Payne.

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by Anonymousreply 168October 12, 2021 2:39 AM

Bruce Bennett

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by Anonymousreply 169October 12, 2021 2:47 AM

Aldo Ray

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by Anonymousreply 170October 12, 2021 2:56 AM

R170, George Cukor got in there.

by Anonymousreply 171October 12, 2021 3:40 AM

Rick Jason

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by Anonymousreply 172October 16, 2021 7:49 PM

I fully intend to visualize Guy Madison as I lay dying.

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by Anonymousreply 173October 18, 2021 4:30 AM

R173 Except Guy wasn't really a B-movie star. He was a full-fledged A-list leading man in the 1940s.

by Anonymousreply 174October 18, 2021 1:20 PM

R174, Hardly. A-list leading men in the 1940s were Gable, Cooper, Tracy, Wayne, Boyer, Colman, Bogart, Cagney, Fonda, Stewart, etc.

by Anonymousreply 175October 18, 2021 1:34 PM

Guy was hot. I wonder if Joan had him.

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by Anonymousreply 176October 18, 2021 1:41 PM

R176 Don't know, but Rory Calhoun definitely did!

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by Anonymousreply 177October 18, 2021 1:52 PM

Lawrence Tierney. He was totally crazy, though

by Anonymousreply 178October 19, 2021 10:06 PM

Vince Edwards. I’m reading Sharon Farrell’s “here’s everyone I fucked” autobiography and she says she that when she was dating edwards (and while he was still Ben Casey) she walked in on one of his Brooklyn buddies blowing him.

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by Anonymousreply 179November 18, 2021 5:10 AM

R179 I'd have paid money to see that.

by Anonymousreply 180November 19, 2021 4:38 PM

R179, Vincent Edwards was a total fur ball. Some major shaving was performed for that role pictured.

by Anonymousreply 181November 19, 2021 5:33 PM

And of course, that is the ever delicious major DILF, beary beary sexy Jack Carson, with Vince Edwards in the pic at r179.

by Anonymousreply 182November 20, 2021 4:04 AM

Vince Edwards unshaved.

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by Anonymousreply 183November 20, 2021 8:55 AM

Vince was a doll...

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by Anonymousreply 184November 20, 2021 6:15 PM

There's no way someone who looked like Vince avoided the casting couch on his way up the ladder.

by Anonymousreply 185November 21, 2021 2:30 AM

"Ben Casey" and "Dr. Kildare" were rival medical dramas at the time.

The fan magazines would have Vince Edwards vs. Richard Chamberlain articles regularly.

It became like a Veronica vs. Betty thing, dark hair vs. light hair.

by Anonymousreply 186November 21, 2021 2:56 AM

R186, I love the show rivalries: "Addams Family vs. Munsters", "Dr. Kildare vs. Ben Casey", "Bewitched vs. I Dream Of Jeannie" "Dallas vs. Dynasty".

by Anonymousreply 187November 21, 2021 3:04 AM

Richard Chamberlain was also a doll.

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by Anonymousreply 188November 21, 2021 3:28 AM

Richard Chamberlin was the first man I had a crush on. I don't know why I was not a Ben Casey fan because he was actually more my type but I found Richard Chamberlin to be the most handsome man I had ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 189November 21, 2021 4:48 AM

I was Team Vince.

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by Anonymousreply 190November 21, 2021 4:51 AM

R189, There was also a rivalry between Richard Chamberlain and James Franciscus in the 1960s.

Chamberlain was starring in "Dr. Kildare" and Franciscus was starring in "Mr. Novak".

They had a similar look, could have played brothers.

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by Anonymousreply 191November 21, 2021 5:05 AM

R191, James Franciscus was the first choice to play Dr. Kildare, but he was committed to another series that never materialized.

I was watching a movie with Franciscus the other day, and he was surprisingly diminutive standing next to Karl Malden. His imdb bio says he was 5'10 1/2", but he looked to be about 5'7" and light weight.

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by Anonymousreply 192November 21, 2021 7:13 AM

R192, Jane Fonda says that he took her virginity.

by Anonymousreply 193November 21, 2021 7:16 AM

Forget Redford. Franciscus was the golden boy ideal.

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by Anonymousreply 194November 21, 2021 7:25 AM

When I was in high school, everyone watched Mr. Novak.

Other TV shows appealed to one gender or the other. So only boys watched The Twilight Zone, for instance.

But the day after Mr. Novak, all of us would avidly discuss the show we had just seen. There was a lot to talk about, as some of the stories had real bite. There was one wherein Mr. Novak tried to mentor a boy who was suddenly blind and had to relearn everything in his life.

He was so different from the teachers we were used to. And incredibly handsome.

by Anonymousreply 195November 21, 2021 8:48 AM

R187 The Brady Bunch versus The Partridge Family

by Anonymousreply 196November 22, 2021 3:59 AM

R190 the shorter dancer dances like Sal Romano/Bryan Batt demonstrating how to dance like Ann-Margret/ Bye Bye Birdie in Mad Men

by Anonymousreply 197November 22, 2021 4:08 AM

R187, Hullabaloo vs. Shindig

by Anonymousreply 198November 22, 2021 5:13 AM

R192 r192 this is where I get people mixed up…and I don’t feel like googling because I’m here. Tony Franciosa. James Franciscus. James Farentino. Farentino was married to…Michelle Lee? Elizabeth Ashley? Both? But Franciscus is the hottest one and looks like a more Italian Paul Newman.

by Anonymousreply 199November 22, 2021 1:28 PM

R199, Yes, Farentino was married to Michele Lee, Elizabeth Ashley and Deborah Farentino. He was also seriously dating Tina Sinatra and when she broke it off, he began to stalk her and it became a police matter.

Franciosa was formerly married to Shelley Winters and Franciscus was formerly married to Kitty Wellman, daughter if legendary film directir William Wellman.

All three men are deceased.

by Anonymousreply 200November 22, 2021 1:52 PM

Richard Chamberlain, as “Dick Chamberlain,” used to post here.

by Anonymousreply 201November 22, 2021 2:08 PM

R200 Ah. Thank you. Wow. How screwed up do you have to be to harass one of Sinatra’s kids.

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by Anonymousreply 202November 23, 2021 1:32 AM

Farentino always reminded me of Tony LoBianco.

by Anonymousreply 203November 24, 2021 2:53 AM

The lowdown on the stalking incident that definitely harmed his career. When Farentino died, almost every obituary began with mentioning it.

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by Anonymousreply 204November 24, 2021 11:23 AM

Christopher George.

by Anonymousreply 205November 26, 2021 9:14 PM

R205, Posed for PLAYGIRL, small weenie.

by Anonymousreply 206November 26, 2021 9:18 PM

R206 It wasn't that small.

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by Anonymousreply 207November 26, 2021 9:32 PM

R207 Knives never work in nude pictorials!

by Anonymousreply 208November 27, 2021 6:14 AM

R207, It was most disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 209November 27, 2021 8:43 AM

[R12] Keith Andes had a great body and big nipples.

by Anonymousreply 210November 27, 2021 9:18 AM

[R8] I was surprised John Bromfield didn't have a bunch of kids with that body and that package. He may have been sterile from childhood mumps or STDs from screwing around in Hollywood. With four wives and numerous girl friends you would think his sperm would have found at least one egg to fertilize.

by Anonymousreply 211November 27, 2021 9:26 AM

[R209] I agree, Christopher George's small dick is disappointing. I was equally disappointed when I saw big muscular Dolph Lundgren's small penis in a recent photo. I guess Grace Jones was willing to settle for less years ago. I remember when Rocky IV was released and they had a feature article on him in one of the Sunday magazine inserts, possibly Parade, he looked small in his tight bicycle shorts.

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by Anonymousreply 212November 27, 2021 10:05 AM

He's looking weathered these days, but back in the 80s, I doubt I would have cared how big Dolph's dick was, if I had any chance at all to have sex with him. He was a god!

by Anonymousreply 213November 27, 2021 6:37 PM

R212, That photo might be deceiving, I'll bet Dolph's cock is a grower.

by Anonymousreply 214November 27, 2021 10:33 PM

When I finally devour and marinade myself in the joys of this thread I just know its going to end up in a wankfest with so much good material ending up in my wank bank!!

by Anonymousreply 215November 28, 2021 1:07 AM

r179 A very decent specimen of a man!!

by Anonymousreply 216November 28, 2021 12:47 PM

Brian "Uncle Bill" Keith was one helluva hunk. I had such a crush on him when I was a kid.

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by Anonymousreply 217November 28, 2021 3:06 PM
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