Photographic prints produced by Colt Studio. Colt sold photosets, magazines, and a wide variety of branded merchandise through
the mail, 1970-2000.
Jim French is an American illustrator and photographer who created the male erotic photography studio Colt Studio, as well
as its two predecessors, Arion Studio and The Lger Studio. French was born on July 14, 1932, and quickly developed a taste
for the fine arts. He attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art from 1950 to 1954 with an eye towards a career in fashion
illustration along the lines of J.C. Leyendecker. Following college, he enlisted in the Army, serving for two years and earning
an honorable discharge. With photography quickly taking the place of fashion illustration advertising, French became a freelance
2.3 Linear Feet
9 binder boxes, 2308 photographic prints
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