Jul 27, 2022

More Beefcake Photos of Tony Dow

Tony Dow (1945-) who played big brother Wally on the iconic 1950s sitcom Leave It to Beaver, was one of the few teen idols of the period to regularly be photographed shirtless.  He was already an athlete, a Junior Olympics diver, when he was cast, and during the five years of Beaver, he just kept bulking up.  He never appeared shirtless on the show itself, but he gladly obliged the teen magazines.

Afterwards he continued to act and direct, although he remained most famous for countless parodies of Wally and the Beaver.

Later in life he pursued his passion for art, becoming an accomplished sculptor.  He specializes in both cityscapes and the human form.  Here's The Diver in bronze.

I thought I had seen all of the beefcake photos of the young Tony Dow, but thanks to the exhaustive searches on Pinterest, the internet has yielded some more.









Same swimming trunks as in the first photo, but an exterior by the pool.

















His hair is different; this is another day.

Is that a bulge?
















A younger version.














Shirtless interior, a bit older.  He really liked the color white.
















This is a different pair of white shorts.  He must have bought them in bulk.

 I wish I knew who the cute friend was. They're both bulging a bit.

See also: Tony Dow

20 comments:

  1. The cutie in the picture with Tony Dow look strikingly like John Davidson.

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    1. John Davidson is four years older than Tony Dow, so about the same age. But he had longer hair in the early 1960s, and not quite as buffed a physique.

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  2. I'm talking about a different John Davidson than the actor. A vintage model that posed nude a lot

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  3. My email address is jadefalcon01@gmai.com Is there an email I can send you a couple This John Davidson was also a Body Builder

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    1. I found him. The guy with Tony does look a lot like the Physique Pictorial model, John Davidson, was born in 1945, so he would be the same age as Tony Dow, and he modeled in the spring of 1965, just before he shipped out to Vietnam. He died in July 1965 on the island of Okinawa. Maybe they became friends somehow. There's a story in there if I can find some corroboration.

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  4. Also, Dow appeared shirtless, in multiple scenes, in an episode of LITB called "The Shave" (I believe.)

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    1. Those are from the first season, when he hadn't bulked up yet.

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  5. A lot of those beefcake models became artists in their own right, I think. Western art has a hyperreal tradition all its own, so giving athletes, heroes, and "heavy" villains (not the main villain, but the most important one from a character perspective) more muscle is part of that. Also doable with more proletarian characters, like smiths. And that WAS the "See? We're not just for gay dudes to ogle!" excuse, art.

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  6. The white shorts are no mystery; you wear white to make your tan stand out.

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  7. He did appear shirtless on LEAVE IT TO BEAVER. In the episode "Wally Shaves" he uses Ward's razor to shave his face, although he's too young to need it. This was early in the series.

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  8. Id luv to see Tony Dow totally nude/// He was one of the sexiest. handsome Teen sraes ever!!!

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  9. Do you have any photos Boomer of Steven Talbot? I would love to see him totally nude, oh how I wanted to be boyfriends with him.

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    1. You mean a nude photo of Stephen Talbot today, of course. I am not familiar with any; 70-year olds rarely post nude photos on the internet.

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  10. In an earlier post someone wanted to see Tony Dow nude. The object of my affection was Steven Talbot back in the Leave it to Beaver days and would have liked seeing him totally nude. Steven Talbot and I are the same age.

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    1. Expressions of erotic interest in children are not permitted here. Any comment about the sexual desirability of children will be deleted.

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  11. Actually there was one episode of Leave it to Beaver where Wally had his shirt off. He was pretty young, but still a little cutie. It was the episode where Wally was learning how to shave. He had his shirt off when he was giving shaving a go for the first time using his dads last razor blade.

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    1. Oddly, even with everything we know 50s boys were REALLY doing, such as swimming naked at the Y, exposed flesh seems off to me because of the neo-Victorian prudishness.

      Also, Talbot? 14 when the show was canceled. So, no.

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  12. I'm really curious about the photo with John Davidson the physique model- were they friends? or just fans? Rest in Peace

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  13. Loved Tony Dow, so handsome young and sexy. Just liked looking at his great smile! and few rimes he flexed his muscles WOW I call him Tony WOW~!!!! He sent those teenage girls and boys wild. So ad he passed. Watch Beaver reruns every day !

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