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Name This Chest From 1992

We mean “whose chest is this?” — not “I think I’ll dub that chest ‘President Mitt Romney’.”

I went to an old magazine store in my neighborhood the other day. It’s a warren of bookshelves and a haven for guys who like to jaw. I thought it might be interesting, so I bought a copy of a PEOPLE magazine from July, 1992. That’s TWENTY years ago.

It was a special issue about teen idols. Most of it was really boring. Gerry and the Pacemakers? Bobby Rydell? The Dave Clark Five? Melanie? Yes, I know who they are. I know they had their greatness, their moment. But seeing mention of Annette Funicello, Troy Donahue, Tab Hunter? Yawn.

I did like this photo of Madonna:

And I did like this photo of Davy Jones (what were they thinking?):

The best part of the magazine was that it had a big feature on Marky Mark — we know him now as actor-producer-smarty Mark Wahlberg:

The feature included a centerfold of a shirtless Marky (I guess his third nipple was photo-illustrated out). The centerfold itself was a little bit large, so I had to fold it. I think that gives it a certain modern edge somehow.

By now you’ve probably figured out whose chest is in the first photo.

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