Henry Willson's infamous all-male parties in the Hollywood Hills. In a studio attempt to quell gay rumors, Willson gave them "manly" names consisting of a single-syllable (Van, Rock, Tab, Nick, Guy) followed by a recognizable Anglo sirname (Williams, Hudson, Hunter, Adams, Madison).
Born in 1922, former physique model Guy Madison (second from left) stood out from the crowd of Hollywood hunks by displaying his physique whenever possible. He had no qualms about shirtless and swimsuit shots and even full frontal nudity. In fact, he was the inspiration for the term "beefcake," first introduced in 1949.
Andy Devine, who played his hefty, braying sidekick, went on to star in Andy's Gang on 1950s children's tv.
1950s Western buddy-bonding and wasn't particularly interested in girls.
Although rumored to be gay, Guy was married and divorced twice. He died in 1996.