GMV LEGENDS COLLECTION: CLASSIC MUSCLE OF THE 70S
NAZARIO, BENGTSSON, BOGOFF & SPANOUDIS
Mr. Muscularity: One of our all-time most popular and most muscular physiques of the mid to late 70s. Rugged muscle workout shot in July 1976 in the Future Man Gym at Amityville on Long Island, plus outdoor posing.
Joe has classic features, wonderful shape, definition to burn and rugged rock hard muscle to blow your mind! This is the attainable look that every bodybuilder usually strives for. Joe is cast in the Frank Zane mould and has a classic physique that will stand the test of time and always still be in vogue and much desired.
This star segment was shot right after Joe won the Overall 1976 IFBB Mr Eastern America.
Mr. Sweden: A superb film taped on the beach – summer 1981, at Santa Monica, California with Ulf in top contest shape. Ulf is tall, blond, superbly built and superbly fit. The perfect Swedish physique exuding health, size, shape and symmetry along with his Scandinavian good looks! Wearing a sleeveless, body fitting muscle shirt (tank top), Ulf displays his awesome arm development from every angle – definitely a treat for all arm freaks. One of the most powerful, most “gutsy” arm segments of all time.
Next Ulf pumps up with cables, tenses and flexes from every angle, then presents his full posing routine – right there on the beach! We shot full body posing along with upper body posing and exciting closeups on Ulf’s various bodyparts.
Teen Mr. America: This was shot on the day after Keith won the Medium Class and Most Muscular title in the 1978 AAU Teen Mr. America, and was runner up overall in that contest to Rudy Hermosillo. What an extraordinary, brilliant young physique Keith presents in this outdoor film! Shot in a park in LA, you will see a degree of vascularity and “cuts” unmatched by any other teenager we had seen. Capped off with great symmetry, incredible abs and superb posing artistry for one so young.
Keith flexes and tenses biceps, pecs and abs as he oils up for Wayne’s camera. Next he pumps until his veins are standing out like those you see on a mature physique such as Clint Beyerle! To conclude he follows his pumping session with a positively sensational posing routine which includes opening full body posing and then some closeup shots on key bodyparts being flexed such as arms, abs and chest. Keith later went on to win the Overall Mr. Michigan title 2 years later.
Teen Mr. USA: This segment was filmed in the studio on the very day he won this prestigious Teen AAU USA Overall title in 1981. Although the Junior winner, he was the sensation of the whole contest, where he captured the imagination of the audience with his ripped and mature physique. He was a rock hard and convincing winner who immediately repeated his “winning performance” for us, on film.
This is not a contest film but a studio study in classic Greek symmetry, along with graceful stylish posing in a superb presentation. This segment on Konstantine, a native of New Jersey, displays the muscular perfection in the younger physique. He now spells his name Konstantino.
Originally shot by Wayne Gallasch on Super 8 film, then transferred to DVD with background music added. The Spanoudis segment was shot by Charles F. Luscombe Jr.
All photos by Wayne Gallasch, copyright Wayne & GMV Productions.
INDIVIDUAL RUNNING TIMES:
Ulf Bengtsson 17 mins
Keith Bogoff 19 mins
Konstantine Spanoudis 15 mins
Joe Nazario 9 mins
Joe Nazario Complete Contest History
Mr America – IFBB, Tall, 5th
Mr USA – IFBB, Tall, 2nd
Mr America – IFBB, Tall, 3rd
Mr Eastern America – IFBB, Overall Winner
Mr Eastern America – IFBB, Tall, 1st
Pro Mr USA – PBBA, Winner
Mr International – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st
Mr International – IFBB, Overall Winner
Night of Champions – IFBB, 7th
Canada Diamond Pro Cup – IFBB, 11th
Florida Pro Invitational – IFBB, 9th
Grand Prix Vancouver – IFBB, Did not place
Night of Champions – IFBB, 7th
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational – IFBB, 6th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 18th
Ulf Bengtsson Complete Contest History
Mr Europe, Junior, 1st
Universe – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 11th
Mr International – IFBB, MiddleWeight, 6th
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 6th
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 5th
European Amateur Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 3rd
Mr International – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 3rd
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 4th
Mr International – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 5th
World Games – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 4th
European Amateur Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 4th
Keith Bogoff Complete Contest History
Teen Mr America – AAU, Medium, 6th
Teen Mr America – AAU, Medium, 1st & Most Muscular
Mr Michigan – AAU, Overall Winner
Mr Coastal USA – AAU, Short, 5th
Junior USA – NPC, MiddleWeight, 1st
Nationals – NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 10th
Konstantine Spanoudis Contest History
Mr Eastern America – AAU, Teen Tall, 1st
Teen Mr USA – AAU, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
Teen Mr USA – AAU, Overall Winner