Item ID:193454223436
Seller ID: bigkugels
Listing Type: Auction
List Date: 05/07/2020
End Date: 05/14/2020
Location: New York, New York
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1950s BRUCE 8x10 Nude Male TOM SANSONE Massive Muscle BODYBUILDER TITLE Beefcake Analog NudePhotographyThink nude photos were invented with selfies and SnapChat?Meh–newcomers.Or the sexual revolution of the 1970s?Not even close!Check out our vintage nudes & erotica from the 1950s, '40s, '30s, and other erasback to the 1800s.View All Our AuctionsShipping & PaymentContact Us This vintage* male nude beefcake photograph by photographer BRUCE BELLAS of Los Angeles dates from the 1950s and features title-holding bodybuilder TOM SANSONE, a perennial favorite among collectors and admirers. Tom SansoneSansone held the titles of Mr. New York State 1955, Mr. New York City 1956, Mr. America 1958, and Mr. Universe 1963. He appeared regularly on the cover of Strength & Health and other physique magazines of the decade and was a popular subject for photographers like Bellas, Russ Warner or Lon of New York. Bruce of Los AngelesBruce Bellas was a school teacher in Omaha Nebraska before he motored West and began to produce "beefcake" photography under the name of Bruce of Los Angeles. He specialized in photographing muscular men, from the famous Southern California bodybuilders to Hollywood street trade. A prolific photographer and distributor, Bruce created some of the most classically beautiful and collectible images of the mid-20th Century. ConditionThe 8-by-10-inch vintage photograph is beautifully printed on heavy stock, and is in good condition. There are light dings in the print and left border has a bend and corner bend. Quality and clarity are very good as well. The "BigKugels" watermark in the scan displayed here does not appear on the actual auction item. Read more.As best as can be ensured with antique photography, any fully nude model is 18 years of age or older. Shipping CostIt is the bidder's responsibility to read and understand all shipping costs before bidding on this auction. Learn more. --> SHIPPING & PAYMENT: Know the Shipping Cost Before You Bid: The exact shipping cost is clearly stated and easily accessible in the "Shipping and Payments" tab above the item specifics at the top of this item description. It is the bidder's responsibility to read and understand all shipping costs before bidding on this auction. Please click on the "Shipping and Payments" tab at the top of this item description and read the shipping information before bidding. Buyer will pay the listed shipping and packaging fee, which includes US Postal Priority shipping. Please note that we do not add insurance to items unless requested by the buyer. Buyers who request insurance will pay the insurance fees as well. Shipment depends upon how quickly payment clears after it is received. 8.875% New York State sales tax applies to New York customers. Important: Do not make payment before you have received our confirmation email containing payment instructions. AOL Members, please check your spam folder, and also add our email address to your address book to avoid having our email blocked by your email service. Please contact us with questions or concerns about billing emails. BROOKLYN BOYS – Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux: Our new book on nearly-forgotten 1960s Brooklyn photographer Danny Fitzgerald was released at the end of 2013, and celebrated with an exhibit at one of the most prestigious Chelsea galleries in New York City. Fitzgerald's partner and muse Richard Bennett was on hand with us to sign books at the opening reception. Learn more. THE CARL MORSE COLLECTION: In 2010, BigKugels Photographic acquired the complete collection of respected New York male nude photography collector Carl Morse. Learn more. OUR "BIGKUGELS" WATERMARK ON OUR SCANS: Sorry folks, we had to do it. After years of providing sizable and detailed scans for our bidders we have found it necessary to add our watermark to the scans. A few unscrupulous eBay sellers have been making cheap copy prints by simply printing our eBay scans onto photo printer paper and selling them to unsuspecting buyers as "reprints" of unspecified origin. Please know that the "BigKugels" watermark on our auction scans is not on the original photographs and is simply added to prevent unlawful duplication by other sellers. And if you see another seller with a "duplicate" or "copy" print of a rare image, be sure to inquire about its origin.* REPRODUCTION FORBIDDEN: The images included with our auctions are of works in our collection and are provided only for reference to prospective buyers. Copying these images for reproduction or distribution is strictly forbidden. Many of the original and vintage prints we sell are also governed by copyright of the photographers or their estates, in which case legal action may also be taken on the part of the owners of that copyright. * What makes a photograph VINTAGE? Or an original, a reprint or a copy? It is crucial for you as a vintage photography collector to know what these terms mean and what you should ask an eBay seller when you are uncertain about an item's age or origin. For more information about the terms we use to identify the age and quality of the photographs in our listings, please see our "Buying Guide" on the subject. VIEW OUR ITEMS: Each week we list several noteworthy vintage photographs under the mature audiences category in compliance with eBay's guidelines regarding photographs containing male frontal nudity. These items are easily accessible from the complete list of our auctions. BigKugels Photographic, Inc. welcomes questions and inquiries from collectors of vintage photography. We are an online resource for collectors, new and seasoned, providing brief histories of the photographers we represent, samples of their work and collectors notes, including information about photographers' stamps, signatures and original catalog listings. We also provide suggested resources on the history of male nude photography, including currently available books and Internet resources. Feel free to contact us with questions. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution

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Sport: Bodybuilding
Original/Reproduction: Original
Size: 8x10in.
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Nudes
Color: Black & White
Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
Original/Reprint: Original Print
Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
Date of Creation: 1950-1959
Framing: Unframed
Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10")
Region of Origin: US
Photographer: Bruce Bellas/Bruce of LA
Model: Tom Sansone
Special Interest: Beefcake,Bodybuilder,Massive