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Idol worship : a shameless celebration of male beauty in the movies

Author: Michael Ferguson
Publisher: Sarasota, Fla. : STARbooks Press, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferguson, Michael (Michael S.).
Idol worship.
Sarasota, Fla. : STARbooks Press, 2004, ©2003
(OCoLC)647535049
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ferguson
ISBN: 1891855484 9781891855481
OCLC Number: 62162104
Notes: "With over 120 photos, brief bios, and career highlights"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The 1910s-1920s: "I Want To Look Nice When The Ambulance Arrives" --
Male Physique Photography I --
Men in motion, dirty postcards and flexed to pose --
Birth of the Matinee Idol --
Wallace Reid --
Neil Hamilton --
Rudolph Valentino --
Ramon Novarro --
John Gilbert --
Nils Asther --
The 1930s-1940s: "Because I Just Went Gay All Of A Sudden!" --
Gary Cooper --
Clark Gable --
John Wayne --
Johnny Weissmuller --
Buster Crabbe --
Male Physique Photography II --
Olympic aesthetics, premier photographers, and the artistic nude --
Cary Grant --
Robert Taylor --
Errol Flynn --
Tyrone Power --
Jon Hall --
Sabu --
Jack Beutel --
Guy Madison --
Jean Marais --
Louis Jourdan --
Gerard Philipe --
The 1950s --
Take One: "Live Fast, Die Young, Have A Good-Looking Corpse" --
Montgomery Clift --
Farley Granger --
John Derek --
Marlon Brando --
Rock Hudson --
Tony Curtis --
Robert Wagner --
John Ericson --
Johnny Sheffield --
Jeffrey Hunter --
Tab Hunter --
The 1950s --
Take Two: "Hey, You Wanna Come Home With Me?" --
James Dean --
Richard Davalos --
Sal Mineo --
John Saxon --
Sidney Poitier --
Paul Newman --
Elvis Presley --
Male Physique Photography III --
The Athletic Model Guild, muscle magazines, and the home loop --
Steve Reeves --
Teen Idols I --
Ricky Nelson --
The 1960s: "People Who Are Very Beautiful Make Their Own Laws" --
Troy Donahue --
Fabian --
Alain Delon --
Brandon de Wilde --
Horst Buchholz --
Warren Beatty --
Male Physique Photography IV --
Government censorship, Physique Pictorial, and 8mm male order --
Joe Dallesandro --
Underground cinema, an erotic politician, and the new Adam --
Christopher Jones --
The 1970s: "Tell Him To Take Off His Sweater And Look At The Camera" --
Robert Redford --
Don Johnson --
Dawn of the Hunk --
Burt Reynolds on a rug, naked men on the racks, and page 602 of the Sears catalog --
Helmut Berger --
Bruce Lee --
Bjorn Andresen --
Teen Idols II --
Jan-Michael Vincent --
Male Nudity in the Movies --
The 1980s --
Take One: "Well, I Guess I'll Have To Go Queer Now" --
Richard Gere --
Eric Roberts --
Matt Dillon --
Christopher Atkins --
Mel Gibson --
Mark Lee --
Male Physique Photography V --
Billboard bulges, gymnast hardbodies, and male strippers --
Tom Cruise --
Rob Lowe --
Matt Lattanzi --
Maxwell Caulfield --
Johnny Depp --
The 1980s --
Take Two: "I Could Love Someone Even If, You Know, I Wasn't Paid For It" --
River Phoenix --
Keanu Reeves --
Rodney Harvey --
Sasha Mitchell --
Denzel Washington --
Rupert Everett --
Rupert Graves --
The 1990s --
Take One: "So Use Me Till The Right Guy Comes Along" --
Brad Pitt --
Leonardo DiCaprio --
Mark Wahlberg --
The 1990s --
Take Two: "You're Like A Life Support System For A Fucking Cock" --
Male Physique Photography VI --
Celebrity fakes, the male supermodel, and underwear everywhere --
Lukas Ridgeston --
James Duval --
Johnathon Schaech --
Jude Law --
Jonathan Rhys Meyers --
Jared Leto --
Ryan Phillippe --
Casper Van Dien --
Paul Walker --
Taye Diggs --
2000 and Beyond: The Shape of Things to Come --
Who's Next? --
Josh Hartnett --
Charlie Hunnam --
Ian Somerhalder --
Colin Farrell --
Gael Garcia Bernal.
Responsibility: by Michael Ferguson.

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