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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ken Sprague
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
The 38th Governor of California (right, with Ken Sprague), taking a breather at the original Gold's Gym in Santa Monica. Backed by Woodland Hills-based publishing mogul Joe Weider, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't the first muscle man to become a movie star; his body-building idol, Steve Reeves, was featured in numerous "sword-and-sandal" epics produced in Italy. But after breaking through in the acclaimed documentary "Pumping Iron," Schwarzenegger became the world's most bankable action-hero star. Photo dated March 2, 1975.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Schwarzenegger, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Arnold
Sprague, Ken
Gold's Gym
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Bodybuilders--California--Santa Monica
Bodybuilding--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Muscle Beach (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
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