On principle I hate nostalgia, but in reality I find its appeal hard to resist. It's especially hard when it's drenched in baby oil and standing on a California beach. Today I want to hop into a time machine and land on Ed Fury's buns, circa 1955. I think this would have been about the right time, about when Bruce Bellas (Bruce of Los Angeles) and Bob Mizer (Athletic Model Guild) were immortalizing him and Bill Brooms (or Broomes) and humpy blond Henry Lenz (respectively) in posed-combat photos (see below). I just want to get my paws on the man (b. Edmund Holovchik in 1928) before the The Wild Women of Wongo got him. And before Ed hit it semi-big in Italian peplum movies of the 1960s, he was part of the scenery in some pretty important (or at least fairly typical) examples of 1950s Hollywood, including Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Island in the Sky, The Student Prince, Demetrius and the Gladiators, The Country Girl, Female on the Beach, I Died a Thousand Times, Bus Stop, and South Pacific.