Formed by tenor Jinny Osborn in 1949 (whose father was national president for The Society For The Preservation And Encouragement Of Barbershop Quartet Singing In America Inc) the Chordettes - Janet Ertel, Carol Bushman and lead singer Dorothy Schwartz - got their in 1949 winning an audition for a spot on Arthur Godfrey's prestigious Talent Scouts daily TV show.
Godfrey pronounced them "air worthy" and "truly radiophonic" and the girls began a four-year stint as Godfrey regulars, sticking to a traditional a cappella barbershop repertoire and even cutting some records for Columbia. Unsurprisingly they also became the new stars of the barbershop convention circuit, and when Dorothy left the Chordettes in 1951, she was replaced by barbershopper Lynn Evans from Youngstown, Ohio.
Godfrey, dubbed "King of the Casual Communicators", insisted the girls stay pure barbershop, but his musical director, orchestra leader Archie Bleyer, disagreed. When Bleyer quit Godfrey's show to concentrate on his new record company Cadence (with its first star Julius LaRosa, who'd been sacked 'on air' by Godfrey in 1953), he was also courting Janet Ertel.
The inevitable happened: the Chordettes signed with Cadence and left Godfrey, though paying tribute to the kindness of their first mentor "He was like a little father to us", recalled Lynn Evans.
Archie and Janet wed and the bond between the Chordettes and Cadence strengthened.
Bleyer began recording the girls using simple arrangements in order not to clutter the vocals, and in 1954 their second single Mr Sandman rocketed them to major chart success. The sensational Chordettes' vocal arrangement plus the saucy flavour imparted by translating it from a man's to a girl's plea, kept Mr Sandman perched atop the US Hot 100 for seven weeks.
The ancient Olympic sportsmen (all men, by the way) ran, wrestled, and fought buck naked. The ancient Greeks had a tradition of doing things nude (they walked around in the buff in the bedroom and at parties called sympsia*, and they exercised without any clothes on) - indeed, the word gymnasium came from the Greek word gymos, which means "naked."
Why naked? Well, to appreciate and celebrate the male physique, of course, and as a tribute to the gods. Participants regularly anointed themselves with olive oil to enhance their looks ... and to keep the skin smooth!
In the sixth century, there was an actually attempt to make athletes wear loincloths, but this proved to be unpopular and soon afterwards nudity regained its status as fashion in athletics.
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Lucas Bernardini, born in 1991, in San Paulo, Brazil, is a Brazilian Model. While Bernardini has only been modeling for two years, he has built up quite the portfolio. Has been featured in campaigns for "Everlast", "Diesel", "Men Underwear Store", "Tommy Hilfiger", "Adidas", and "Calvin Klein". His editorial work has been featured in "Capa" and "Revela" magazine.
So there’s been some buzz about me working with Falcon Studios… and its true! I’m directing a 5 scene DVD including some of today’s HOTTEST stars! The DVD is ONLY Solo scenes… NO male on male.
Inner Sanctum will be the only place where you will find these scenes. In a few months when we are finished with the scenes, Falcon will be producing a DVD containing these scenes. but for now, keep your eyes peeled for the scenes streaming exclusively through Inner Sanctum :-)
Justin Clynes, born July 24, 1984 in 1984 in Boca Raton, Florida, Clynes began his career as a model and moved to New York City to pursue that dream. He signed with Click Talent Management and quickly found work. He’s appeared in ads for Diesel, Macy’s, Express and Abercrombie. While in NYC, he discovered his passion for acting and performing. His theater credits include “A Chorus Line”, “The Full Monty”, and “Beauty and The Beast” to name a few. He’s also appeared on the small screen in bit roles on “30 Rock“, “Ugly Betty”, “All My Children” and “CSI: New York”.
William Rech-Mister Brazil 2012 with Lucas Malvacini Mr Brazil 2011
Twenty-five year-old William Rech of Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, has been elected Mister Brasil 2012. He will represent his country at the next edition of Mister World, probably to be held in London next year, and Manhunt International 2012 in Thailand this November.
Lucas Gil, born in 1984, in Votuporanga, Brazil, is a Brazilian model. He won the title of Mr. Brazil 2007.
Gil has a degree in Nutrition but changed career direction when he entered the 2007 "Mr Brazil" beauty contest, in which he won. Then, he went to "Mr World" where he was proclaimed first runner up and started to represent his country around the world. Soon after winning, he appeared in a commercial for "Colgate" and campaigns for "Calvin Klein".
His unexpected success in modeling has given him the confidence to pursue his goals and encouraged him to make the move to Hollywood. In 2009, he did just that by moving to New York to focus his career as a runway model.
As anyone who has hit New York’s gay nightlife knows, it’s a mecca for men with an appetite for the south of the border. The vast majority of go-go boys and strippers through the city are ripped-to-the-max Brazilians, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans. “Rice and Beans” is Cazwell’s celebration of the big-bootied papis from Brooklyn to the Bronx who love shaking their badonkadonk. – FLESHBOT