1950: The Search For Mr Appollo And A British Man With Great Teeth
By Anorak on 24 February 2014 | comments 0
IN 1950, Britain’s most gorgeous men competed for the title ‘Mr Apollo’.
The judges feature the lovely Sylvia Wren (Holiday Bathing Girl 1949), seen here on the cover of classy news organ TITBITS magazine, 13 April 1957.
And Irish heavyweight boxer Jack Doyle.
Jack Doyle, the singing boxer from Ireland, is in virtual exile in Mexico while he awaits a solution of his United States immigration problems. Doyle announced that he would return to the ring in a bout at Tijuana, the Mexican town where he is living, on Easter Sunday. Jack Doyle photographed with Movita, the film actress, who regularly visits him from Hollywood in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 23, 1939.
Look out for Doyle checking the lads’ teeth. This was to ensure all the gorgeous gussies were British: too white and straight and you were surely a foreigner and out of the contest.
The winner was …Jack Bunney.