A complete history of Venice, California's famous Muscle Beach complex and the bodybuilders who have made the location famous. First erected in Santa Monica, California in 1934. Muscle Beach... See full synopsis »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Samir Bannout ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
...
Herself
Amy Garcia ...
Herself
Bill Grant ...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Ruby Roth ...
Trophy Girl
Sasha Roth ...
Trophy Girl
...
Himself (archive footage)
Larry Scott ...
Himself (archive footage)
Armand Tanny ...
Himself
Joe Weider ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

A complete history of Venice, California's famous Muscle Beach complex and the bodybuilders who have made the location famous.

First erected in Santa Monica, California in 1934. Muscle Beach was a radical concept. Hard core fitness training was thought to be the work of circus sideshow strongmen and acrobats. It would be fifty years before millions of Americans wanted to "get physical".

Early Bodybuilders like Jack Lallane, Joe Gold; and Vic Tanny thrilled the locals with amazing displays of strength and coordination.

By the time Muscle Beach moved two miles down the beach to Venice in 1959, weight training and fitness were emerging as mainstream in Southern California. For the first time, a massive weight pen ( known as "The Pen") was built and afforded confident muscle builders a center stage to showcase their impressive physiques.

By the 1960's and 70's Muscle Beach in Venice was synonymous with bodybuilding. Superstars of bodybuilding such as Dave Draper, Franco Columbu, and Arnold ...

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 February 2011 (UK)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page