Thursday, January 19, 2017

Good Morning, Gratuitous Guy Madison

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When I saw it was vintage beefcake actor Guy Madison's birthday today I figured I'd be able to find a quick pic of him stepping out of the shower in one of those classic pictorial magazines from back in the day and be done with it, since I'd already done a post of this sort for Guy before, but when I looked back at the old post I was surprised by its skimpiness - this is Guy Madison we're talking about here! He's like the blond Clint Walker! Surely I could do better.

So let's do better. I really wanted to find a clip of the scene in 1949's Massacre River where he wrestles with Rory Calhoun (sidenote: SEE ALSO THIS POST) in one of those little wooden brothel tubs that the Westerns made so popular...



... or at least find a clip of him laying in bed with Tom Tully in Til the End of Time (every single picture I can find from that movie makes it look gayer than Rainbow Brite on a meth bender). 

But I couldn't find proper clips for either. Oh well. I did find that picture up top of Guy in bed with shelves, and that's not half-assing anything. And speaking of half asses, hit the jump for more "short shorts at muscle beach" pictures then you can shake a stick at...










5 comments:

Mark B. Wise said...

Reminds me of John Eric Hexum. I think it's the chin.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I've not noticed him before! Such a mesmerizing sight after feeling blah about boring horse-face Jake in the first post. Will check him out!

e.esquire said...

guy was extraordinarily exquisite ! ! !

Michael C Travali said...

One of the most handsome men who ever graced the screen or anywhere else.

Ms. Hungryforlove said...

He was very handsome BUT film studios appeared to have not know what to do with him as he aged. Successful in the western TV series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok from 1951 to 1958. Later his film work slipped to B's and he went overseas. One rather strange film he made, which I actually saw, was The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956). The film takes place in Mexico with a Mexican cast. The plot is very thin, but basically Madison, who plays a forever single cowboy, discovers his missing cattle are being preyed upon by dinosaurs. The dinosaurs are made of clay, which sounds fun but the film is so dull, and Madison is so handsome, that you start to wish for him to run around, say in a loincloth or a take a bath in a near by stream, anything to make the film more, say we say interesting. However, no such luck. On a side note, he was once married to the actress Gail Russell, who passed at age 36 of alcoholism. Madison later passed (age 74) of emphysema. Sad.