Jul 13, 2017
Tex Smutney and Buddy Stanley: The Homoerotic Icons of George Platt Lynes
He photographed any number of luminaries, many of them his lovers, as well as a stable of young musclemen, many of them his lovers, too.
But his most beautiful and homoerotic photos were taken in 1943, featuring the lithe, muscular, very well hung Charles "Buddy" Stanly.
I find no further mention of Buddy Stanley, but Charles Smutney moved far afield from Texas, to become a choreographer and dance instructor at Smith College in Massachusetts.
All we have are the photographs, a memory of a long-ago summer day