LEGENDS REUNION AT WORLD GYM
“A REUNION OF BODYBUILDING GREATS HONOURING WAYNE GALLASCH OF GMV PRODUCTIONS”
This wonderful event was held at the World Gym Corporate Headquarters, Marina del Rey, California on October 25th, 2000. Legendary Gene Mozée was the MC as he introduced some of the great legends of the Iron Game. This was a rare celebration and opportunity for Bill Comstock to gather together Wayne’s friends and associates in celebration of the legends and immortals of bodybuilding, thanks also to the kindness of Joe Gold.
Champions such as LARRY SCOTT, LOU FERRIGNO, DAVE DRAPER, TOM PLATZ, MICKEY HARGITAY, ED FURY, BOB PARIS, ZABO, JOE GOLD, ROBBY ROBINSON, BRAD HARRIS, ERNIE SANTIAGO, CLINT BEYERLE and AL BECKLES – attended, to name just a few. Every attendee is listed in the DVD and many are interviewed by Wayne or Gene. Wayne has been a pioneer of bodybuilding films and videos from his first stills in the mid 1960s to the present day.
Robby Robinson created a special cat sculpture which he presented to Wayne. Dave Draper also presented Wayne with a copy of his brand new book “Brother Iron, Sister Steel: A Bodybuilder’s Book.”
REMEMBERING JOE GOLD – click here for the tribute to Joe Gold by Wayne Gallasch.
Disc #1 is the complete Reunion video on DVD. Reunion running time: 70 minutes plus extra scene 15 minutes. EXTRAS:
Includes a wonderful interview with MICKEY HARGITAY, 15 minutes. (This extra scene was shot with Mickey Hargitay at his home in West Hollywood, in the Hollywood Hills. Shot on the morning prior to the Legends Reunion with interviewer Clive Jaques.)
We include our complete and extensive collection of REUNION PHOTOS taken by Jerry Fredrick, Clive Jaques and Wayne Gallasch. As far as we can tell, every single attendee is included at least once in the photos!
Many thanks to the event sponsors, who were:
Iron Man Magazine
Ivanko Barbell Co. Tom Lincir
Part of the crowd who attended. Photo by Clive Jaques. Special thanks also to Jerry Fredrick who took many photos for me.
The Photo Gallery in the DVD includes photos showing every single person who attended with photos by Fredrick and Jaques.
Also my thanks to JOE GOLD for allowing me to hold my reunion at his WORLD GYM. See Joe right of center, blue World Gym T-shirt.
Read Wayne’s Hard News Reunion Report from this event which includes a complete list of attendees and links to the various DVDs they appear in.
The WORLD GYM LEGENDS REUNION REPORT by Dave Draper’s IronOnline. October, 2000.
To read a few article about Wayne and GMV Bodybuilding DVDs, please click here
LIST OF ATTENDEES AT THE LEGENDS REUNION
Larry Scott & Mrs. Rachel Scott
Don Howorth (pictured right bottom with Larry Scott)
Don Arnold & Mrs. Arnold
Ed Fury & Sheri Fury (See photo right of Ed Fury in his younger days at Muscle Beach)
Harold Zinkin & Mrs. Zinkin
Dave Draper and Laree Draper
Tom Platz and Cha Platz
Mickey Hargitay & Ellen Hargitay
Mohammad El Moussawi
Jon Jon Park
Lizzy Taylor & Peter Hellmann
Ernie Santiago & Mrs. Santiago
Dr. John Gourgott
Albert Beckles & Mrs. Beckles
Clint Beyerle & Cathy Beyerle
Daniel L. Nelson
Steve Cepello (Steve Strong)
*On Sept. 3, 2007 there was a ceremony at Muscle Beach to create a “Walk of Fame” for Body Builders. They gave Mickey Hargitay a Tribute on Labour Day with a plaque on the “new” Walk of Fame”. They will also honour Jack LaLanne with a Lifetime Achievement Award.