In 1950s San Francisco, Denny Denfield photographed thousands of handsome and muscular young men, though he’s less well-known than other physique photographers of the era.
This photo of Vincent Anselmo "Vince" Gironda (November 9, 1917 – October 18, 1997) is identified on the verso.
“The Iron Guru” was a professional bodybuilder, personal trainer, and author. The owner of Vince's Gym, he trained such stars as Larry Scott, Lou Ferrigno, Frank Zane and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Silver gelatin print on linen textured, heavyweight paper c. early 1950s.
7 1/2" x 9 1/2" with studio stamp on the verso.
In very good condition overall but please note there is a 1" long tear at the bottom left side (visible in scan).