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May 19, 2006

Joe Dallessandro-The Valentino fo the Underground

One of the 10 most beautiful men Scavullo said he ever photographed. The "Little Joe" of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side." The Valentino of the Underground. The crotch on the Sticky Fingers album cover. The only guy at the party willing to return a punch from Norman Mailer. The actor whose performance made George Cukor understand what it meant to be a drug addict. The beauty wily enough to catch a fainting Tennessee Williams and then get out of the hotel bedroom while the going was good.
He’s more than just a body, though. If that were his only appeal, his legacy would be a footnote. Dallesandro was an innately charismatic and sincere presence on screen. Audiences could project their fantasies onto him. They not only wanted him physically, they wanted to take care of him. Fans wrote letters offering to help him out, naturally assuming that the young man named Joe who played young men named Joe in all his movies—movies that were improvised, no less—had to really be the person they saw up there on the screen.

Ambivalent about his fame as a Warhol Superstar, he cannot escape the power of his allure in those films, nor the power his image has wielded over each succeeding generation to discover him during the last 40 years. As the first openly eroticized male sex symbol of the movies to walk naked across the screen, he not only transcended the convention of being an actor, but he spoke to our fantasies and liberated the male nude as an object of beauty in the cinema. He likes to tell interviewers that all he ever had to do in a Warhol/Morrissey film was show up. He’s right. He’s a natural.


Source:: Little Joe , Superstar - The Official Joe Dallesandro Webpage

May 02, 2006

Helmut Berger...Visconti's Widow

A real hunk from the past...Helmut Austrian actor. At the age of 18 , he was a waiter , then he learned Italian and met Luchino Visconti in Rome and three months later they were in a relationship.
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By this love relation, Berger became to act in the movies of Visconti, playing the small part at first in"THE WITCHES", then the impressive part in "THE DAMNED", the leading part in "LUDWIG", and then played the important role in "CONVERSATION PEACE".He was said that he was the only one who won a Visconti's favor. Really, Berger's features as "demoniac", "insanity " and "sexual perversion" were what Visconti found in him and realized in the movies.
But there came the time they had to part away. Besides, their last terms were very unfortunate.On 24 July 1972, when Visconti broke down from cerebral thrombosis, Berger stayed in Paris to take the movie of "LES VORACES", And on 17 March 1976 when Visconti died, Berger was on the airplane for Rio where Visconti encouraged him to go.After then Berger's life corrupted, indulged in drug and alcohol, and on 17 March in 1977, the day just one year later of Visconti's death, he tried to suicide by sleeping drug, though he was helped fortunately.His dissolute life with drug and alcohol lasted for a long time, but at last he could stop it. He recovered again his career as an actor, appearing on screen and TV.Helmut Berger believes that the relation with Luchino Visconti over 12years was the life of marriage, so he grieves that he has become widow at 32years old.
Berger thinks his own life in two parts, one is the days with Visconti, and another is the days of "Visconti's widow".
Well as far as we can see from his few movies and surely from these photos he's been hot! And again we are sure about Visconti's mouth taste.

April 25, 2006

Back For Good?!

We know , this just looks like Steph & Alek's Mysterious Butt posts but hey , this is oldies but really goldies!!These pics brought back the memoires how we had a huge crush on Take That. The caps are from Take That's Do What You Like video. A very meaningful video for a very meaningful title!! LOL...And look what the naughty music channel has done...they've put the title just on the right frame...
We just wish to do what we like...and we have too much on our minds. Nowadays the boybands don't have the balls to do that kind of videos. Surely Take That had the balls especially Howard! Don't believe us?? See with your own eyes after the jump!

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November 12, 2005

Arty Burden 18 (in 1956)


Arty Burden , 18 , 6'1" , 150 lbs . He was in the USA Army Air Forces in 1956. Arty is of French and Indian descent. An expert at dancing on roller-skates. He is a member of the Roller-Skating Association of America. Active in highscool dramatics. He continued to the little theatre work , professional modelling and is anxious to resume this career when leaving the service.

Photo by Ken Wallace - 1956

October 31, 2005

Keith Fisk , 20 (in 1957)


Keith Fisk, 20 , 6'2" , 185lbs , biceps 14" , chest 42/43.5" , waist 32" , thigh 26 , hips 37". He's from Montreal. As you might guess from the portrait above , his favorite sport is football , but he's also quite profficient in swimming , tennis , track and occassionally play almost every sport. He hopes to became an athletic coach.

Photos by Mark - 1957