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|04 NOV 2017
|Plaque from the 1980 Mr. Olympia & Medal from the 1998 50th NABBA Universe!!
Plaque from the 1980 Mr. Olympia.
Presented to me on behalf of our company, Gallasch & Coffey, when we were one of the sponsors of the 1980 Mr Olympia contest. It was held in the Sydney Opera House, Australia. The contest was professionally staged by Paul Graham and the winner was Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Arnold and his partner Jim Lorimer have been putting back into the sport for 29 years with their Arnold Classic partnership. They run this annual event which is now staged in 6 different countries. It is called the Arnold Sports Festival. http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/
The USA version was founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1989 and now features more than 18,000 athletes from 80 nations competing in 70 sports and events. I will be there next year in conjunction with the video production for their historic 30th event.
Jim Lorimer is a truly amazing man. Now 91 and sharp as a tack, he is still in at the office each day. Check out his 90th birthday celebration speech here. I have never heard a better speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCXMKHjUCxk
1998 NABBA Universe Commemorative Medal.
I was fortunate to receive one of these special medals at the 1998 NABBA 50th Mr. Universe contest in Birmingham, at the ICC. Last weekend the Universe contest was held in the same Hall 1 at the ICC in Birmingham.
Next year it will be their 70th Anniversary. It would be nice if I could attend in 2018 and do a special video doco for NABBA on this historic event. Similar to what I did in 1998 and 2008, plus the 60th Anniversary dinner. To be a permanent record of the very important occasion for the NABBA archives.
It would be visual record to sit alongside the contest webcast and the videos shot for YouTube, so ably handled by others. Maybe there will be a 70th NABBA Universe Commemorative Medal next year.
As a side note, the major winners in 1998 were:
Eddy Ellwood (UK) NABBA Ultimate Nutrition Professional Mr. Universe
Gary Lister (UK) NABBA Tropicana Amateur Mr. Universe
John Citrone (UK) NABBA Peak Body Masters Universe
Pina Theodoridis (Australia) Figure Overall Winner
Check out this link if you want to see more NABBA Universe history on DVDs.
To see the 1980 OLYMPIA PLAQUE and the 1998 NABBA Universe commemorative medal, go to the GMV Facebook page, and scroll down. https://www.facebook.com/GMVProductions/
|03 NOV 2017
|Casey Viator Remembered!!
Casey Viator Remembered.
It is now 4 years and some weeks since the anniversary of the passing of Casey Viator. This is in memory of Casey who died at Clearwater, Florida on September 4, 2013 due to a massive heart attack.
He was 62 years old. I had the pleasure of working with Casey on 2 occasions. Florida in 1978 and Venice Beach in 1980.
You can see the CLIP, PHOTO GALLERY, and Casey Viator in his own video on DOWNLOAD,
and also on DVD, GMV-394DVD.
|02 NOV 2017
|1983 AAU MR. AMERICA & Jeff King on DOWNLOADS!!
|01 NOV 2017
|Happy birthday Bill Pearl!!
Happy birthday Bill Pearl.
Wishing Bill Pearl a very happy 87th Birthday today! I started corresponding with Bill in the mid sixties and first met him at the 1971 NABBA Universe where he won the Pro Class. Afterwards he signed my Universe programme making this a very special programme that I greatly treasure. He is an absolute legend.
You can see some of my favourite photos of Bill on our GMV FB page here, then scroll down. https://www.facebook.com/GMVProductions/
See video on Bill Pearl here, GMV-659.
|28 OCT 2017
|Kelly Ryan released on parole!!
Kelly Ryan released on parole.
I read today that Kelly Ryan, now 45, has recently been released on parole. Back in 2005, Kelly and Craig Titus made some extremely bad decisions which resulted in her serving just under 12 years in the Nevada Prison system.
At the 2001 Arnold Fitness International we recorded a brief pump room interview with Kelly before she went on stage for the finals. She ended up placing second in a star-studded field. The top 6 reads like a whos's who of the women's sport:
2001 FITNESS INTERNATIONAL - Top 6 Results:
1. Jenny Worth USA
2. Kelly Ryan USA
3. Adela Friedmansky (Garcia) USA
4. Jenny Hendershott USA
5. Timea Majorova Slovakia
6. Kim Chizevsky USA
You can see Kelly in the 2001 Fitness International video download, or in the DVD, GMV-417DVD.
|18 OCT 2017
|1982 MR. OLYMPIA – PREJUDGING on DOWNLOAD!!
1982 MR. OLYMPIA – PREJUDGING on DOWNLOAD.
Held at the Wembley Conference Centre, London, this close-fought prejudging laid the grounds for a historic victory for Chris Dickerson. It was extremely close between Chris, Frank Zane, Casey Viator and Samir Bannout. Samir had to wait another year to finally claim victory in 1983.
See all of the exciting rounds of the prejudging in this historic and classic video.
1982 Mr. Olympia: Top 12:
1. Chris Dickerson
2. Frank Zane
3. Casey Viator
4. Samir Bannout
5. Albert Beckles
6. Tom Platz
7. Mohamed Makkawy
7. Bertil Fox
9. Johnny Fuller
10. Jusup Wilcosz
11. Boyer Coe
12. Danny Padilla
See the CLIP and more on the 1982 MR. OLYMPIA – PREJUDGING on DOWNLOAD only, A-0123.
|17 OCT 2017
|1982 IFBB EUROPEAN COUPLES CHAMPIONSHIPS on DOWNLOAD!!
1982 IFBB EUROPEAN COUPLES CHAMPIONSHIPS on DOWNLOAD.
Held at the Wembley Conference Centre, London, as part of the 1982 Mr. Olympia event, this classic video brings you all of the wonderful couples routines and awards.
It was a clear-cut victory for the stunning couple from the Netherlands, Berry de Mey and Erica Mes. Close behind them it was Keijo Reiman and Marjo Selin from Finland in second place. Third place went to Gabriel Wild and Hildegard Schaefer of Germany.
Cover photo courtesy Denie.
See the CLIP and more on the 1982 IFBB EUROPEAN COUPLES CHAMPIONSHIPS on DOWNLOAD ONLY, A-0122B.
|13 OCT 2017
|1985 NABBA BRITAIN – MEN'S PREJUDGING, MEN'S SHOW & THE WOMEN - On 3 separate DOWNLOADS!!
1985 NABBA BRITAIN – MEN'S PREJUDGING, MEN'S SHOW & THE WOMEN - PJ & SHOW: On 3 separate DOWNLOADS.
You will see some legendary stars of British bodybuildinhg in Charles Clairmonte, Linkie Wilson, Basil Francis, Graeme Corner and Eddy Ellwood (as a novice). These are just some of the famous names from this event.
There were 2 classes in the Miss Britain, Figure and Physique. Features Carole Bennett and Robina Harvey in Physique and Mary Scott and Heidi Thomas in Figure.
1985 NABBA Britain Class Winners:
Mr. Britain: Linkie Wilson (2nd was Charles Clairmonte)
Junior Mr. Britain: Tony Francis
Senior Mr. Britain Over 40: Sammy Nelson
Novice Mr. Britain: Simon Lancaster
Miss Britain Figure: Mary Scott
Miss Britain Physique: Carole Bennett
See the CLIPS, full RESULTS and more on the 1985 NABBA Britain on Downloads only:
MEN'S PREJUDGING, A-0280A.
MEN - THE SHOW, A-0280B.
THE WOMEN- PJ & SHOW, A-0261.
|11 OCT 2017
|1999 NABBA AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S PREJUDGING on DOWNLOAD!!
1999 NABBA AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S PREJUDGING on DOWNLOAD.
In this classic NABBA Australia contest you get to see most of the Aussie male stars of the late 90s. It is the complete PJ showcasing Tony Loiacono, the Overall winner to well known Guy Grundy (now in Hollywood), the ripped and amazing Kym Johncock and Enzo D’Allessandro.
1999 NABBA Australia - Men’s Class Winners:
Teenage: Brett Perrins (QLD)
Junior: Nick Ansell (S.A.)
Novice: Nilton Azevedo (S.A.)
Masters: Kym Johncock (S.A.)
Men’s Class 4: Michael Harrington (S.A.)
Men’s Class 3: Tony Loiacono (W.A.) OVERALL WINNER
Men’s Class 2: Enzo D’Allessandro (W.A.)
Men’s Class 1: Guy Grundy (N.S.W.)
See the CLIP, full results and more on the 1999 NABBA AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S PREJUDGING on DOWNLOAD, and also on DVD, GMV-322DVD.
|10 OCT 2017
|1990 NABBA MISS BRITAIN – SHOW on DOWNLOAD!!
1990 NABBA MISS BRITAIN – SHOW on DOWNLOAD.
You’ll see the most amazing line-up of Figure and Physique competitors to ever come out of the UK in the 90s. Enjoy all top 6 posing routine plus the posedowns and awards.
Miss Britain – Figure Top 6
1. Evelyn Lees
2. Janette Halstead
3. Anna Lovelock
4. Karen Hughes
5. Helen Madderson
6. Carol Murphy
Miss Britain – Physique Top 6
1. Beverly Hahn
2. Lynda Mason
3. Danielle Smith
4. Michele Lucas
5. Pam Davies
6. Marion McDonagh
See the CLIP and more for the 1990 NABBA MISS.BRITAIN – WOMEN'S SHOW on DOWNLOAD only, A-0635B.
|09 OCT 2017
|1990 NABBA MR. BRITAIN – MEN'S SHOW on DOWNLOAD!!
1990 NABBA MR. BRITAIN – MEN'S SHOW on DOWNLOAD.
Some of Britain’s best bodybuilders competed in the 1990 NABBA Britain. See the top 6 men pose in every class, followed by posedowns and all awards. The overall title was taken out by a well deserving TONY FRANCIS.
The star guest poser was Lance Dreher who also gave a speech.
See the CLIP, complete RESULTS and more for the 1990 NABBA MR. BRITAIN – MEN'S SHOW on DOWNLOAD only, A-0635A.
|08 OCT 2017
|2017 ICN South Australia Titles now released on 2 DVDs!!
2017 ICN South Australia Titles - Bodybuilding, Figure & Physique.
This DVD presents every round of competition through to the final posedowns and awards. See the return of an incredibly conditioned Ben Wortley who swept the field and claimed Overall Men's Bodybuilding Champion.
The Overall Women's Figure Class Champion was the superbly proportioned Tanya Bayadi. The Men's Physique Overall champion was Jake Dedert.
See the CLIP and more on the 2017 ICN South Australia Titles - Bodybuilding, Figure & Physique, GMV-973DVD.
2017 ICN South Australia Titles - Men's Fitness, Bikini, Fitness & Sports Model + Angels.
This DVD presents every round of competition through to the awards and overall presentations. The Overall Bikini Champion saw a clear winner in Anna Moudraguelia, while Nadine Tilley was dual champion, taking out Overall Fitness & Overall Sports Model.
For the men, it was an Overall victory in Men's Fitness to Sam Schreiber.
See the CLIP and more on the 2017 ICN South Australia Titles - Men's Fitness, Bikini, Fitness & Sports Model + Angels, GMV-974DVD.
|05 OCT 2017
|2001 NABBA AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S PREJUDGING & SHOW - On Separate Downloads!!
2001 NABBA AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S PREJUDGING & SHOW - On Separate Downloads.
A look back in time on the eve of the 2017 NABBA/WFF Australia being held in Melbourne this weekend.
As usual GMV shot the 2001 Melbourne event, with the Men’s Prejudging capturing all of the key comparisons, plus symmetry and posing rounds. The two new classes were Men’s Fitness, and Men’s Athletic Physique.
At the evening MEN'S SHOW, see more posing routines, awards and the Overall Posedown won by the outstanding LEE NEWMAN from Queensland.
THE CLASS WINNERS:
Teenage Mr. Australia: Logan Robson (QLD)
Junior Mr. Australia: Nick Dean (SA)
Men’s Masters: Tony Rizzo (VIC)
Men’s Novice: Sheldon Brady (WA)
Mr. Athletic Physique: Johnny Trayes (QLD)
Fitness Men: Mikhael East (VIC)
Men’s Class 4: Rick Palermo (VIC)
Men’s Class 3: Mark Suttie (QLD)
Men’s Class 2: Lee Newman (QLD)
Men’s Class 1: Scott Burgess (QLD)
2001 OVERALL MR. AUSTRALIA: LEE NEWMAN (QLD)
The PJ CLIP and more details on the 2001 NABBA AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S PREJUDGING - On Download, GMV-418,
and on DVD, GMV-418DVD.
The SHOW CLIP and more details on the 2001 NABBA AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S SHOW - On Download, GMV-419,
and on DVD, GMV-419DVD.
|04 OCT 2017
|Three more classic Downloads from UK, Germany & Australia!!
2001 NABBA NORTH BRITAIN PUMP ROOM: MEN & WOMEN - On Download.
Some of England’s best bodybuilders come from the North, as you will see in this classic new download. The video includes footage of Class 2 Mr Britain Brian Flockhart, Junior Mr Britain Grahame Symington, and Mr Britain Novice Winner Steven Baker.
Also includes Class 2 Miss Britain Figure winner Janet Moore.
See the CLIP and more on the 2001 NABBA NORTH BRITAIN PUMP ROOM: MEN & WOMEN - On Download only, A-1046.
1996 NABBA MR. WORLD GRAND PRIX, GERMANY, DECEMBER 1996 - On Download.
This contest featured some of the best new young bodybuilders from Europe.
Mr World GP - Top 6:
1. Jan Bohlken Germany
2. Andreas Sandmaier Germany
3. Franco Carlotto Switzerland
4. Udo Höh Germany
5. Sascha Reuscher Germany
6. Mario Köger Germany
See the CLIP and more details on the 1996 NABBA MR. WORLD GRAND PRIX, GERMANY, DECEMBER 1996 - On Download only, A-0907B.
2001 NABBA AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: WOMEN – PREJUDGING & SHOW - On Download.
See our best Australia’s female bodybuilders – figure, physique and fitness, at the Australian National Championships in Melbourne on 27th May, 2001.
THE CLASS WINNERS:
Women’s Masters Over 35: Irma Matthew (SA)
Novice Figure: Jacqueline Elliss (WA)
Figure Class 1 Tall: Lee-Anne Vincent (WA)
Figure Class 2 Short: Terri Roberts (SA)
Ms. Physique: Joanne Rogers (QLD)
WFF Women’s Fitness: Connie Garner (ACT/NSW)
See the CLIP and more details on the 2001 NABBA AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: WOMEN – PREJUDGING & SHOW - On Download, and also on DVD, GMV-420DVD.
|03 OCT 2017
|Three great British & European contests now on Download!!
1985 EFBB BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS: SHOW – On Download.
The Men’s Over 90 Kg class – won by Ernie Taylor – reads like a who’s who of British Bodybuilding of the mid 90’s. Here are the results:
Men’s 70 Kg: 1. Peter Roche
Men’s 80 Kg: John Hodgson
Men’s 90 Kg: Rob Worthington
Men’s Over 90 Kg: Ernie Taylor (Overall Mr. Britain)
Women’s 52 Kg: Dawn Charlton
Women’s 57 Kg: Lohani Rochi
Women’s Over 57 Kg: Kathy Knopp (Overall Miss Britain)
See the CLIP and more details on the 1985 EFBB BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS: SHOW – On Download only, A-0852.
2001 WFF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S PUMP ROOM - on Download.
Held in Loessnitz, Germany on 24th November, 2001, this was a colossal event featuring 150 male bodybuilders, ripped and ready to compete.
Our second camera was stationed in the venue’s well equipped gym, which was used as the pump room.
Many top competitors are shown including Poli Moutevelidis, Andreas Wilms, Patrick Heisel, Henning Kristensen, Mike Mitchell etc.
See the CLIP and more details on the 2001 WFF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S PUMP ROOM - on Download, and also on DVD, GMV-472DVD.
NABBA 10th MS WORLD GRAND PRIX, DECEMBER 1996 - On Download.
This event featured some of the very best women in the world from Europe and UK.
Fitness: (Top 4)
1. Daniela Haric Croatia
2. Sabine Weeke Germany
3. Ines Vogel Germany
4. Petra Zehmisch Germany
Figure: (Top 4)
1. Isabelle Streit France
2. Susana Palma Spain
3. Claudia Mühlhaus Germany
4. Brigitte Crepieux France
See the CLIP and more details on the NABBA 10th MS WORLD GRAND PRIX, DECEMBER 1996 - On Download only, A-0907A.