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 »

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Samir Bannout Samir Bannout ... Himself (archive footage)
Franco Columbu ... Himself
Corinna Everson ... Herself
Amy Garcia Amy Garcia ... Herself
Bill Grant Bill Grant ... Himself
Mickey Hargitay ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack LaLanne ... Himself
Rachel McLish ... Herself
Steve Reeves ... Himself (archive footage)
Ruby Roth Ruby Roth ... Trophy Girl
Sasha Roth Sasha Roth ... Trophy Girl
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Himself (archive footage)
Larry Scott Larry Scott ... Himself (archive footage)
Armand Tanny Armand Tanny ... Himself
Joe Weider ... Himself
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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 ...

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USA

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English

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18 February 2011 (UK) See more »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Joe Wheatley Productions See more »
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