THE INKING OF GAY NUDES TO FOOL POSTAL INSPECTORS
The following screeen captures are taken from the film “Beefcake”. The image of Zaro was used to demonstrate the tactic of using watercolor ink pouches on nude photos in order to fool the postal authorities who routinely opened mailings from known physique photographers.
Those “in the know” were aware that a little bit of water and gentle rubbing would reveal a wonderful surprise.
Eventually the “authorities” caught on, too, which would result in prosecutions against many photographers, including masters Russ Warner and Dave Martin.
Courtesy of http://www.v-m-p.org and Alan H