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3000 Original Films from Bob Mizer’s AMG to be Saved

Sailors, wizards and cowboys hide in hundreds of boxes of film packed away for decades, waiting to see the light of day once again.  The Bob Mizer Foundation announced today the launch of a Kickstarter fundraising project that will begin the preservation of a major collection of early gay erotic films produced by porn pioneer Bob Mizer throughout the 1950s - 1970s.  

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Devotion: Excavating Bob Mizer at 80WSE Gallery

  In the first solo presentation of the work of trailblazing photographer and film maker Bob Mizer, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development will present DEVOTION, an exhibition and live-archiving event at the 80 Washington Square East Gallery from November 23 through February 15.  Organized by Billy Miller, Jonathan Berger, and Dennis Bell of the Bob Mizer Foundation, the exhibition will feature 45 black and white and color photographs that span Mizer's career, the majority of which are on view for the first time. The exhibit also features a live archiving component, through which students from the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions will unearth over 500,000 of the Foundation’s never-before-seen negatives.

Continue reading → Goal Achieved

Even twenty years after his death, Bob Mizer still has scores of friends, new and old. With their help, we've reached over 150% of our stated goal on! We'll be moving forward now and acquiring quite a bit of photographic preservation supplies, storage furniture, and more. Thanks so much for your donations!

Continue reading → PROJECT: The 1,000,000 Photos of Bob Mizer's AMG

The bulk of photographer Bob Mizer's estate was unceremoniously thrown in the dumpster in 1992 after he died in Los Angeles. Fifty-year-old boxes of correspondence, studio props and personal artifacts from one of America’s most controversial artists are gone forever.  Luckily the core of his life's work, consisting of about one million photographic negatives and thousands of 16mm films and videotapes, survived this irresponsible action and was boxed up and locked in storage for the next decade. Now that is where you come in.  Together, we can get proper archival storage materials and save it! Here's the main page link and a couple others. or the SHORT LINK>>> The video on YouTube: BMF on Facebook Bob Mizer wikipedia

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