Friday, June 29, 2007

Roy Hilligenn in the open air... Part 1

Roy was Mr. America in 1951, but had no qualms about posing nude -- and 56 years later we are still grateful for that! Roy had an off-kilter handsomeness about him -- that squint and that grimace/smile -- a very distinctive look. He was photographed primarily by Russ Warner, and these shots of Roy look very much like Warner's work. However, a couple of shots in second set in this series (of Roy in the barn, which by all appearances were shot at the same location) have also been attributed to Bruce of LA.

1 comment:

Lawrence said...

I own some vintage bodybuilding mags with him on the cover, as he got older his body still stayed amazing.