...Mizer and his colleagues pretended that they published their magazines to promote physical fitness, art, or a so-called "Greek Revival" movement. Grecian Guild Pictorial went so far as to publish a "creed" that pledged "allegiance to my native land... I seek a sound body in a sound mind that I may be a complete man; I am a Grecian."
Models posed in historic-artistic settings that evoked Classical Greece, Imperial Rome, Aztec Mexico or the American West. Since in our society male-male contact is only justified under the cover of violence, models were often shown wrestling, which led to a whole new subgenre. Even so, as time went by the mags became more implicitly gay, and though the photos tried to retain the illusion of art and health, the drawings became deliberately campy and suggestive.(bilerico.com)

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