the male buddy format, one blonde, one dark, was a standard of 70s TV. But shirtless scenes between these handsome leading men were few and far between. Although whole movie genres and sub-cultures had grown up around the shirtless male hero, TV had yet to realise the appeal of the shirtless male. Here’s a rare example, from 1971′s Alias Smith and Jones, in which we see the Ben Murphy shirtless while shaving. Although he’s a great-looking guy, he’s not the macho athletic type who would come to dominate shirtless TV. It would be another 10 years before TV discovered the six-pack.
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