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Arnold pumping iron

November 1975: A documentary film crew focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger as he does a light workout at Gold’s Gym in Venice before the International Federation of Bodybuilder’s Mr. Olympia contest.  On November 9, 1975, Schwarzenegger won the Mr. Olympia crown – his sixth straight year. Then he retired from bodybuilding competition.

The documentary “Pumping Iron,” was released in 1977 and helped launch the future California governor to fame. Schwarzenegger briefly returned to bodybuilding, winning the 1980 Mr. Olympia title.

Los Angeles Times staff photographer Harry Chase photographed Schwarzenegger at Gold’s Gym in Venice just before he departed for the Mr. Olympia contest held in South Africa. This image was published as part of a Sunday View bodybuilding article by Times staff writer Jim Stingley published on Nov. 16, 1975.

Of course – Schwarzenegger was the central bodybuilder profiled in the article.

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3 Comments

  1. September 26, 2010, 4:59 am

    Did the Schwartz do some steroids? I new him when he was Joe Golds boy and Mr. Gold was a tad kinky.

    By: nearlynormalized
  2. September 26, 2010, 11:15 pm

    What do you mean. We have an illegal alien president now!

    By: pauligela@gmail.com
  3. September 27, 2010, 12:37 am

    Well put, Dee. You might enjoy an article on Arnold in the latest Atlantic magazine. It agrees with your assessments, except the author has some optimism about some of Arnold's most recent accomplishments.

    By: Ca independent

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