As time has marched on, we have lost various art forms — the art of the album cover is nearly lost (since there is no reason to create an image to fit on a physical cover anymore — though this IG account helps preserve it), and the art of the cheesy beefcake poster is ... a lost cause.
But who could ever forget those hot-guy posters while they lasted?!
The latest male sex symbol, sometimes having risen through the ranks of teen mags, sometimes coming from the world of Chippendales or male modeling or TV, would be granted a solo poster, and that poster — usually a shameless presentation of their gleaming smiles and glistening bodies — would be one of 100 you could flip through on a rack at Spencer's Gifts or some other tawdry storefront at your local mall.
Nobody has posters anymore!
Check out these, some of the hottest of the hot-guy posters of the '70s and '80s, poses that even at the time were outrageous and sometimes cringeworthy, but that live on in our memories in ways the guys posing for them ... probably never imagined:
I did some internet detective work and I’m now convinced that the Scott Madsen who died is NOT the former Soloflex model Scott Madsen. There is a 5-year birth year discrepancy, for one thing. Solorflex Scott Madsen was born in 1962. The Scott Madsen who died was born in 1957.
From this news article in 2010 about his conviction we know that the former Soloflex model’s full name is Scott Severin Madsen, and his age is listed as 48 (which means born in 1962)
So today he would be 58 years old.
Whitepages.com lists a Scott Severin Madsen, age “50s”, living in Oregon.
It lists Scott Severin Madsen as “associated with” Melissa Vanderpool, Karen Walker, Shelby Madsen and Tamra Madsen. None of those people are listed in the other Scott Madsen’s 2015 (born 1957) obituary as survivors.
Spokeo.com lists a Scott S. Madsen, 58, in Oregon.
It lists Scott. S. Madsen as “associated with” Roger Madsen, Shelby Madsen, Mackenzie Madsen, Chandler Madsen, Gail Madsen. Note that Shelby Madsen was also listed as associated with Scott Severin Madsen on whitepages.com. None of these Madsen’s are listed as survivors in the other Scott Madsen’s 2015 (age 57) obituary.
It seems clear that the 57-year old Scott Madsen who died in 2015 at age 57 is NOT former Soloflex model Scott Madsen. Soloflex Scott is apparently still alive.
Great posters! I would add Prince as a black male performer that definitely was sexy poster worthy and always available at Spencers!
I had the Soloflex guy poster above my bed, but to be fair I also had a Soloflex, so not entirely gay.
The 70s and 80s…the Best of Times! I ran into Terry Lester in an adult book store! And had encounters with a few other sexy boys of that time! Working in the biz then was quite an experience! Jay Underwood was always a cutie…well, until he Wasn’t! He and his family bought some things at one of my yard sales….very nice guy.
Thanks for the Memories!
And, yes…I Do still have some of those posters, myself!! 🙂
This david Christopher Gibbs didn’t die that’s the other david Gibbs
No clue about most of these guys, but I still have a poster of
Lorenzo Lamas from Renegade. Would like one or more of Matt Bomer. ❤️🔥👍