Pumping Iron (1977)

In 1977, Arnold Schwarzenegger was just an Austrian bodybuilder with a funny name. Then Pumping Iron was released, and the documentary began the process of making him into the biggest celebrity in the world. The film, a profile of the world of professional bodybuilding and the Mr. Olympia competition, became a surprise box office success and made stars out of not only Schwarzenegger but his rival, Lou Ferrigno. Some even credit Pumping Iron with helping inspired the fitness craze of the 1980s.

Streaming on YouTube.

ART: Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Previous articleSenior Discounts
Next articleMy Mother’s Sauerbraten

Comments

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Similar Articles

Instagram

Most Popular

Where Does the Money Go? How We Save, Where We Spend

As much as we hate to admit it, money is one of the driving forces in our lives. We spend a lot of time...

Glenlore Trails Returns with The Haunted Forest

By Katie Friedman The veil between worlds has lifted, the ghosts and ghouls have come out to play, and a thrilling journey is in store...

Great Lakes Museum presents exhibit on pre-Revolutionary disaster

On October 18, 1764, a British colonel named John Bradstreet was sailing Lake Erie with 60 boats and 9 canoes, returning from an effort...