Friday, November 23, 2007

Peter Gordon by Spartan - at age 19

This image is from the "Physique Pictorial" issue of October, 1953. In the text not included in the scan we learn that Peter was "age[d] 19, ht 6', wt 170#. A former art student at UCLA, he is now a U.S. Air Corps cadet." One must assume that Mizer is giving his age in the photo, for in the December, 1953 issue (sorry, no scan available) Peter is shown in a photo at the given age of 18, and Mizer also tells us that

young Gordon served for two years as an air cadet in Texas and from there to Korea where he received injuries resulting in his discharge. Pete has now entered advertising, which promises to be a very successful career for him

1 comment:

Amber said...

Hi, I have a lot of original photographs from an old estate. I was researching the models in order to sell them on Ebay and came across your sight. I have several original photographs of Peter Gordon, Sandy Gordon, James Mathe, Rex Ravel, and others. Just thought you might know someone interested in purchasing these original photographs from the 40's and 50's. I have a total of 41 4x5 photographs. If you are interested, email me at If not, sorry to bother you.