Description source: promotional material
Most all Zenith / Apollo films were sold in 8mm & 16mm sometimes both color and b/w.
In the good old days when men were savages and had slaves to oil their bodies and take good care of them.
In a classic portico, Ed Fury is sitting, decides to take a dive, decides to check the water first, answer the phone and a woman asks him to go back and pose on the portico.
This is a movie showing how physique photos are taken. The film show the steps that are taken from the moment the photographers and the models arrive at the location to the final shot. Each model is clipped of all objectionable body hair and then the model's body is oiled and a posing strap put on. Of course a little horse play goes on too, that is shown as well. We are sure that you will learn things you didn't know before.
Filmed by Apollo with Kris Studios staff doing on site photography.
AMG claimed that they filmed this scene and that Apollo was the distributor.
Art Ulrich is sunning on the beach looking at pictures of Tom DeCarlo wishing they were real when Tom suddenly appears. Tom makes Art's shorts turn into a posing strap so that they can pose together. They run over the dunes and pose together being careful not to let their posing straps touch the other guy. Art puts suntan lotion on Tom but then Tom disappears leaving Art with only a picture in his hands.
In a seemingly unrelated 2nd part of this loop Tom DeCarlo poses his muscular body for an unseen photographer. Tom beacons and Art accompanies him to the beach where they pose together. Tom poses some more and the photographer invites him to his beach house for a cocktail.
A portion of this loop with only Tom DeCarlo exists as a silent loop called Cocktails. Includes some dialog cards that talk about inviting Tom to a cabin for cocktails but Tom says he has to get some more sun first.
Motorcyclist picks up a guy at a bar. They go to a swimming hole, strip to their jockey shorts and go for a swim. One of the guys puts on gloves and a leather hat and takes off with the bike. The other has to stand by the road in his briefs and thumb for a ride.
In posing straps, the two muscular guys do acrobatics, wrestling and posing in the rain.
Frank Hlivjk invides Alan Parker to his pool. When Frank gets under water and comes back up, he sees a nature setting instead of his pool. In this dream land, Frank and Alan appear in posing straps and talk about desire. Back at the real world, Alan and Ivan Davis find Frank dazed on a lounger and help him up. The three swimmers are wearing thin form-revealing bikinis.
A film about two new models and their poses that they do for the first time.
A film about a young teenager who is browned by the sun, blown by wind and carresed by the waves.
The film starts with a title board and a sign talking about a nude ranch. A nude man is shown playing a guitar in various positions interspersed throughout the film near a pool seen in Strangers at Play. A guy in jeans comes down some stairs and greets another man who is already naked. The jeans get stripped off and the two guys politely spread a towel over a couch before they put their bare asses on it. They start to wresle over a magazine on the couch and besides a pool (different from the guitar player). They go up the stairs and one guy oils up the other and standing besides each other they wrap themselves in a blanket. A 'dangly' the film shows cocks but no arousal.
Kip performs some wonderful poses flowing from one to another in Fluid Motion.
Unsure about any of the spelling of the words or names on the loop.
Two boys go to the beach off long island to do their own ides of a routine. After their routine they relax a bil.
Young Cowboy who comes to Hollywood and does a posing session for our movie cameras.
The two boys are hired by a photographer to paint his mountain cottage and have a ball doing it and after they finish it.
Publicity notes seem to indicate this was Apollo's last film.
Once there were two buddies... then one turned out to be dirt!
John Novak wakes up in the morning, showers and dresses. He goes for newspaper only to discover that it is Sunday. He strips down and goes back to bed. No frontal nudity.
Model walks up the road but is so hot that he strips down to high rise briefs. Coming to a gate he is greated by the photographer who wears short cutoff jeans that are split all the way up the side. Model strikes poses in various outfits indoors and outside. Model waits outdoors in a posing strap while photographer prints the pictures for him to see.
Blood... attempted murder... a young boy and an old hand at the game...
A guy comes in out of the snow and the artist home owner helps him out of his clothes by the fire and then gives him some posing briefs to wear. While the owner takes a shower, the guest sees male art pictures on the wall and strikes some poses himself. When the owner returns to the fire he puts on posing briefs too and the guest stretches his legs out on the couch while the owner starts to draw him. The guest removes the briefs and stands before the artist in a muscle pose. The closing caption: "Just the beginning." No frontal nudity.
...the moral is... don't pick up dirt!
and one unidentified perfomer.
...time plays tricks on a muscular Peter...!
Physique Pictorial notes:
The young scientist, Allen Bruce, is seated at the electronic controls and apparently maages to tune in to right frequence for soon there materializes a dashing handsome spaceman (Spike Adams), but at first the spaceman is none to friendly and, they tussle but not too roughly because Dick Fontaine, the production manager, abhors violence and feels wrestling sequences should be kept to an absolute minimum.
At any rate after briefly spending their energies in tehbatle, the boys make up and the spaceman takes the young scientist with him for a trip into space.
A comedy about three movie extras and the troubles each one gets into on the movie set of a six million dollar movie production.
[filmed at AMG]
A supercolossal movie, an epic of pagan ROME. See the ritual of the run away slave. Filmed on the AMG lot.
A model wearing a strapless posing cover, poses for a sculptor as he completes his work on a posing strap clad statue. Sculptor removes his shirt and dismisses the model who gets dressed, gets paid and leaves. The statue comes alive before the startled sculptor. The marble becomes flesh, again startling the artist. Statue is given strapless poser and strikes a few stances. Statue goes back to his pedestal and becomes stone again. No frontal nudity.
A film about two models that do teh same poses and how each approach their poses.
A film of model posing that was filmed outdoors in the mountains. The model is Bill Saban. The model Jim Mitchell was filmed in the studio.
Bob Jackson wakes up with his pants hanging low. E.Z. Webster enters the apartment and Bob tells him that he can only afford to spend $5.00 but Webster insists on $7.50. E.Z. gets into a posing strap and is oiled up by Bob. Bob is wearing low slung briefs. E.Z. poses and Bob draws. When it comes time to pay Bob gets the money from the crotch of his briefs but it is not the full amount expected. Wrestling ensues. E.Z. showers to clean up and comes back to Bob to pull off his towel and poses nude. An undressing scene shown in reverse is used to get E.Z. dressed again. At the door, the two agree to meet again the next day. Flashes to suggestive nude pictures accompany scenes of the two men in similar poses. No frontal nudity.
Guy is drunk in a bar by the beach, A young guy sits at the bar complaining the some punks stole everything but his jacket. Drunk falls asleep and (clued by a cloud of smoke) dreams of all the guys standing around with no pants on. Another guy comes to the bar and poof-smoke he is in his jockey shorts. Guy with bikini shorts, gun holster and a cowboy hat comes in. All the guys file out of the bar. The young guy says he is from the vice squad and leaves the bar fully clothed. Mr. Drunk wakes up again but all the guys are fully clothed. Mr. Vice Squad again leaves the bar but this time he is bare assed.
The Beach Bar Nightmare is a shorter version without sound.
On screen credits:
Harry Dollar, sound;
Doug Richards, props;
Stan Maddox, set;
E. Nickel, photos.
Jerry comes home and strips down to his jockey shorts in the living room leaving his clothes lying around, then takes a shower. Jim is in the kitchen cooking and comes out into the living room and picks up the clothes. Jerry lays down on the couch to read magazines. The phone rings but Jim has to get it because Jerry doesn't get up. Jim gets him to work in the kitchen but eventually throws him out for some reason.
Jim is blond but not convincingly. You never see the two faces together in the same picture so one can assume they are the same guy.
Guy with hairy nipples [Bob Johnson?] is sleeping on a bed when a sailor comes to the door and asks for a place to stay. Sailor strips down to his briefs and a marine comes to the door and asks to stay. He strips to his briefs and joins the 1st guest in the shower. Another sailor comes to the door asking to stay. He strips down to a posing strap and joins the marine in the shower who soaps down his back. A fourth guy asks for a place to stay, strips to bikini shorts and joins the third guy in the shower. The four guests get into a wrestling match on the floor as the host watches. A policeman asks what is going on and one by one throws the guests out with their clothes, strips to a posing strap and joins the host in the shower.
Link Ramon swims laps as best he can in a tiny oval swimming pool. Johnny Yuma is up on a telephone pole (with no equipment for an excuse) and spies Ramon. He climbs down and knocks on the enclosing fence. Ramon puts on a silly looking front/back apron thing. Yuma says he is looking for an artist. Ramon offers to show him the way. The two arrive and the artist (Guy Dixon) asks both guys to model for him so they both strip down to bikini shorts (Yuma's has a big hole on the butt.) Yuma puts on a posing strop (off screen) and then the artist poses him while he draws. Yuma comes back on screen with a posing strap to and is posed. The artist composes his colors on Yuma's back. Now Yuma has pants on and Dixon poses the two together. Posing done, they go back to the pool strip down, skinny dip and wrestle in the water.
Three tough guys hustle each other in the search for the golden groin cloth, but one gets it in the end.
The 'high camp' of the year! Lavish sets & costumes, beautiful boys, sex & sin in wicked Baghdad. An evil sultan, his handsome 'body'-guard, his "wife", dancing "girl" and 4 other beautiful male bodies. There are slaves, favorites, & unfavorites. Bodies for everybody. One minute you're laughing, the next, you're drooling!
Samuel O'Hara and Tony Mortin are searching for Auntie when they have been abandoned by their guys and then end up in a fight where all their clothes disappear except for posing straps and boots. They settle their argument and continue their search until a blond in a loincloth helps the now collapsing searchers. They are resuscitated and take to a tent with a small pool where they get into another fight. The fight is stopped and they leave the pool.
There must have been some footage of Glory Holden but it isn't in Gay Erotica from the Past 1. There certainly isn't any footage from Africa or anything African.
Various listing omit or add names. Not found in all listings are Joe Petricella, Kent Saxon & Samuel O'Hara.
An ad in the newspaper starts off a hysterical as well as very sexy chain. . . . of events! The boys answer the ad, only to be told "Drop your pants!". And therein lies a tale. Don't mss the wrestling, the shower scene, the niteclub (?) act. Glory asks the bakery man to "Send me something big that will. . . . .", but you'll just have to see it. Everybody gets it in the end and loves every minute of it. . . s o will you.
Directed by Dick Fontaine, story by Chad.
Chuck Roy stars as a drifter/burglar who breaks into the home of Colt Alexander, who coaxes him into his bed.
"A tensely beutiful ritual of threatened violence–and of love. See it!"
Jim Kepner, Advocate
"I rate the feature 3 G's... God Gay Gymnastics"
Jonathan Wilde, Gay Power.
See picture magazine Dream Boy 1.
The film has the words "Nomad Films" in the title frames but no known publicity material for this studio is known. These title frames also misspell the word "chocolate." The use of moving an object in front of the camera between scenes implies that in-camera editing was used so that no editing was required after the master reel was developed.
Setting: Along a dry desert road with sparse plants.
Performers: 5 trim guys of various heights.
Story: Robin is wandering in the middle of a road and a car with 4 guys in it have to swerve to avoid him. They take him to the side of the road and try to revive him but decide he is tripping.
The next scene shows Robin wandering shirtless and dazed. He comes to a shallow river where 4 'nomad' guys in primitive clothing are standing in the water. Robin passes out and the 4 take him back to their tent. They fight over his coat and then talk about killing him, "violating his back end," etc. Still unconscious they cut off his pants and briefs and tie him up. When he wakes up they try to get him to reveal where his other men are. They drag him around and tie him to a tree. Their leader says he wants Robin for himself but he refuses and won't talk. They guys stake him to the ground. By this time they seem to have lost their own clothes. They decide to torture him with the "Golden Shower." They all stand over him and laugh as he jerks around to avoid getting wet. With 3 of the 4 falling asleep, one offers to help him touching him tenderly but Robin refuses. Another one gets up to help but Robin refuses his advances. Another one offers some man to man sex and Robin refuses again. The fourth one tries to do the same and torments him by slapping his stomach. Refused again, all 4 guys carry him to the 'ants.' With a rock they knock him out and pore syrup on his 'organs' to encourage the ants. The guys asleep again, one of the guys gets up, licks him, unties him and frees him. Naked, Robin makes his escape. When they all awake they see the syrup on the releaser's face and kill him.
Robin wakes to find the 4 car passengers kneeling over him. He tells about his trip where 4 guys that looked just like them poured chocolate syrup on his privates. He puts his hand in his pants and it comes out covered in chocolate.
A rather humorous but slightly violent film that is slightly sexy without any overt sexual contact.
THREADS OF MAN (1971) Zenith Films.
Produced & directed by Dick Fontaine. Photography by Chuck Roy and Hal Roth. Screenplay by Ann Noble. Sets by Lester Philcox.
Summary: Stephen Lester plays an old and soft-hearted tailor, who talks to his dress form to keep him company. The sex scenes in the film feature a few of his non-paying clients. Gerald Strickland, as an egomaniac film director, and Jerome Scott, as a go-go dancer, each get solo scenes. Next up, Eric Penn and Scot Arden play lovers who come to the tailor for wedding suits, and their sex scene is romantic and sweet. Ann Noble appears in a cameo as the tailor’s harridan landlord, who is always demanding his back rent. In the final scene, the tailor dies and his dress form comes to life in the form of a nude woman (Jane Tsentas), who takes him romping through a field of daisies.
A young guy is put in a cell with another inmate, Cal. Cal consoles Bob (calling him 'baby') and insinuates that Bob had a lover. Cal shows Bob how to do pushups to work off the tension. Bob takes off his shirt to do push ups and Cal takes off his pants so that they don't get messed up. Bob takes Cal's shorts off and confesses that he doesn't have any underwear on. They sit on each other's legs as they do sit up both being naked. Cal begins kissing Bob and they lay down naked together.
See picture magazine Dream Boy No. 1.
Madd Coww notes:
Days of Greek Gods (1949 or 1954?) is a 5-minute live sound posing strap film. It was filmed by Richard Fontaine, and stars Bob Delmonteque. The actual year of production is either 1949 or 1954. Subsequent ads, including those from Fontaine's own studio, suggest it was produced in 1949. However, an interview with Fontaine says that the film was initially marketed with an ad in Tomorrow's Man (which did not begin publication until 1952). A feature in Vim (October 1954) says it is "soon to be released." I'd say it is "not to be missed."
It was originally produced in a 15 minute, 16mm version, for showing in high school art classes. However there was a greater demand for 8mm home movie versions. So the film was condensed for 8mm distribution. The film starred Bob Del Monteque, a bodybuilder, model and photographer (with his own studio), and Bob was known to step out of his posing strap on occasion (see attached photos, for example). The co-stars were Artie Zeller and Jimmy Apollo.
The first posing strap film with sound. The dialogue is so awkward, that subtitles would have been acceptable. The three models offer their addresses for photographs for sale at the end.
See picture magazine Dream Boy 1.
A parody of TV's Laugh In.
Glory Holden (drag emcee), Rob Williams (ding-a-ling/hippie), Mark Fore (English boy), Justin Love (dancer), and 4-5 more performers.
Glory opens a chicken ranch.
Walking in dry brush a guy in a vest comes across a picnic bench in the middle of nowhere. He lies down in the sun and another guy in a vest walks up. The two sit on the bench shirtless and then briefly wrestle before shaking hands and walking away. They come to a house and knock but nobody answers the door. They go to the back and try again but still no answer. They go in the house anyway and strip in the living room adorned with male art. They start wrestling inside and then outside sometimes in sex imitative positions. They wrestle themselves into the shallow pool and rough house some more. When they have stopped and are lying besides each other on blanket the home owner, presumably' comes with drinks in his hands and strips his shorts off. A 'dangly' the short shows cocks but no arousal.
See picture magazine Dream Boy 1.
Drag queen Glory Holden stars as the first “woman” astronaut, who lands on a planet of naked men.
Written, directed & photographed by Dick Fontaine. Sound by Tim Bartlett.
Chuck Roy hires burly moving man Bob Jackson, who tells Chuck he’ll have to measure everything, including what Chuck has to offer, before he does anything with it.
7 NUDE yg STUDS doing their thin in a WILD 200 ft 8mm Color Film.
[Same as another title?]