OHF Hall of Fame Video # 2: Bill Pearl
Video #2: 1995 BILL PEARL 4th Annual OHF Dinner & Hall of Fame Awards.
Bill Pearl, along with other exceptional honorees and over 150 world famous personalities and honoured guests, gathered for this very special 4th Annual OHF Dinner and Hall of Fame Awards night.
Featuring Bill Pearl with special guests John and Angela Grimek, Leo Stern, Joe Abbenda, Beryl Martin (who accepted a posthumous award on behalf of Reub), Bob Woolger, Hymie Binder and many other international guests and honorees.
The event commenced with the introduction by Malcolm Whyatt with Colin Norris as the Compere.
Hall of Fame speech for Bill Pearl: Mr Ian MacQueen, OHF President.
Hall of Fame speech for Leo Stern: Malcolm Whyatt.
Hall of Fame speeches for Bob Woolger: Cliff LeMaistre and Bill Norris.
Hall of Fame speech for Mike Hawthorne: Malcolm Whyatt.
Hall of Fame speeches for the late Reub Martin: Dr. Tom Temperley OBE, and Hymie Binder, acceptance speech by Mrs Beryl Martin.
The Special OHF Diploma and Financial Award was given to famous ballerina Miss Cressida Merritt-Webb in a surprise presentation at the Marlow Theatre, Canterbury, Kent on May 27th, 1995.
Speech by BILL PEARL, the 1995 OHF Hall of Fame guest of honour.
Special Presentation Award: Leo Stern – USA
Special Recognition Award: Bob Woolger – England
Diploma & Financial Award: Mike Hawthorne – England
Diploma & Financial Award: Miss Cressida Merritt-Webb – England
OHF Posthumous Award: Reub Martin – England
The video contains ALL of the presentations, highlights of the Grand Draw and Silent Auctions, views of the OHF memorabilia, and scenes of the enjoyable socialising in 1995.
THE OSCAR HEIDENSTAM FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME AWARDS: MAKING HISTORY & RECORDING HISTORY – NOW STORED ON 14 FANTASTIC DVDs.
WATCH & ENJOY THE MAGICAL & WORLD FAMOUS OHF ANNUAL DINNER & HALL OF FAME AWARDS.
16 of the 17 Hall of Fame Award Dinners have been filmed and are now being made available on 14 separate videos – presenting 141 honorees, and over 2,000 guests. These include many famous National, International and World Champion sports personalities. (Only the first ever Hall of Fame Awards Dinner was not recorded on video.)
The Awards footage also features interviews with many well-known personalities. Enjoy the wonderful speeches, the laughter and tears, and the emotional presentations of the various awards.
Since 1998, the DVDs have been narrated throughout. This includes who’s who in the audience, hand balancing acts, agility, and the amazing strength attempts by various guests. See attempts made at lifting awesome items including the unique Super Nova 186 lbs kettlebell, the 226 lbs Millennium dumbell and the world famous 172 lbs Thomas Inch dumbbell, and its replica, breaking 6 inch nails, rolling up frying pans, and much more – Wow!
For those who do not already know, Oscar Heidenstam ran NABBA for around 50 years, until his death on 21st March, 1991. He was born in Cyprus on 27 February 1911.
The OH Memorial Trust was inaugurated by Malcolm Whyatt in March, 1991, in memory of Oscar and to honour the great bodybuilders past and present. In October 1994 the name of The Oscar Heidenstam Memorial Trust was changed to The Oscar Heidenstam Foundation. That is the name we will use throughout the description of this wonderful and historic DVD series.
The Oscar Heidenstam Foundation honours and gives financial and other awards to exceptional able bodied and disabled persons associated with various sports categories, who by their endeavour and ambassadorship serve and inspire others.
The glittering Hall of Fame Dinner is held annually on the third Saturday in March each year on the anniversary of Oscar’s death.
This is Video #2 of a series of 14 OHF videos. These videos, taped near London, are pure Iron Game nostalgia.