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. Interesting note: Vince didn't begin weight training until age 22!
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. Please note there are small bends top right corner, glue residue on verso.