Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 1978

Back in 1978, the Bee Gees were all over the radio with hits like Night Fever and Stayin Alive. At the same time, strong man Bill Nuckells (Mr. California) graced the first issue of Honcho magazine (April of 1978). The Mr. California competition has offered an opportunity to admire many good looking men.
Gene Jantzen (below) was a bodybuilder who came in 2nd at Mr. California AUU in 1941:
And Cliff Byers may have came in 2nd place (in the 1947 Mr. California AAU contest) but he will always be #1 with his fans! Not only didn't hairy Cliff shave his treasure trail or chest, but there  seemed to be a second "competition" happening in his tight posing trunks as his junk wrestled the for available space. It's reported that Mr. Byers was also a fitness writer for many magazines for the era.

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