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Title: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: 57grande on August 05, 2008, 09:51:00 AM
Hey how come there isn't anything ever written about "Denie" Walter? He was editor of Flex just before it was Flex and he was editor of MTI. he was a photojournalist as well as a competitor, author and a great contributor of the sport of Bodybuilding. I was told by a friend that he named Vince Gironda "The Iron Guru" and was the person who named the first Pec machine the "The Pec Deck". just wondering?


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: funk51 on August 05, 2008, 09:59:20 AM
because most guys here are young and clueless, this belongs on the history thread. denie was a good and prolific writer.however he once wrote a book called pscyhoblast on bodybuilding possibly the third worse sports book ever written next to juiced and vindicated by jose canseco.


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: chaos on August 05, 2008, 10:04:56 AM
What happened to him?


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: funk51 on August 05, 2008, 10:16:07 AM
denie currently lives in mt pocono and still works in the bodybuilding field . he actually has a website. his full name is denie walters in case you want to google it . he was an extra in over 20 films and tv shows.


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: CalvinH on August 05, 2008, 10:35:52 AM
I love Denny's :)


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: m8 on August 05, 2008, 10:52:13 AM
What kind of name is "denie"?


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Bluto on August 05, 2008, 11:19:44 AM
sticky this thread


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Moosejay on August 05, 2008, 11:50:31 AM
Great photog

Big Muscle Mag and Dan lurie guy back in the day


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: m8 on August 05, 2008, 11:59:31 AM
sticky this thread

NOW!


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Fortress on August 05, 2008, 12:00:15 PM
Psychoblast! Now there's a book for ya.

Good to know some remember who this guy is.


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: hazbin on August 05, 2008, 01:30:53 PM
i expanded my vocabulary immensely trying to understand the words used in his old mti articles


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: hazbin on August 05, 2008, 01:33:43 PM
Psychoblast! Now there's a book for ya.

Good to know some remember who this guy is.

hey Fortress, did you witer for MuscleMag??


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Fortress on August 05, 2008, 01:35:37 PM
hey Fortress, did you witer for MuscleMag??

Yes, I did, and I am now its online editor. Thanks for remembering. 


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: hazbin on August 05, 2008, 01:53:50 PM
Yes, I did, and I am now its online editor. Thanks for remembering. 

cool. i have almost every issue ever, right back to number 1. even had my photo printed once or twice


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: dr.chimps on August 05, 2008, 01:58:26 PM
Yes, I did, and I am now its online editor. Thanks for remembering. 
Cool. Back in the day when I read the mags, the last one I continued to read was MuscleMag.


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Moosejay on August 05, 2008, 02:00:41 PM
i expanded my vocabulary immensely trying to understand the words used in his old mti articles

Interesting, Haz.

I built a great vocab by reading comics at a young age, which were and are geared to college level


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: dr.chimps on August 05, 2008, 02:42:55 PM
Interesting, Haz.

I built a great vocab by reading comics at a young age, which were and are geared to college level
O Rly?


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Fortress on August 05, 2008, 02:47:23 PM
cool. i have almost every issue ever, right back to number 1. even had my photo printed once or twice

Right on. Robert Kennedy appreciates his loyal readers. The man is a true fan of bodybuilding. Him and Johnny Fitness were in the office gym (located next to my office) a couple of hours ago and were busting out some bench presses. They never miss workouts.   


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Fortress on August 05, 2008, 02:48:19 PM
Cool. Back in the day when I read the mags, the last one I continued to read was MuscleMag.

Much appreciated.  :)


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: chaos on August 05, 2008, 06:32:53 PM
Learned a little about him here...............

http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=227395.0


If you care to add more, feel free! :)


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Bob Bonham on August 06, 2008, 12:02:49 AM
Denie was my friend and mentor. Much of my gym's success in the media was started by him.

I use to visit him a lot at his apartment in Bayonne NJ . Where he use to lay out the magazine on story boards at his kitchen table. Dan Lurie was a cheap boss. Denie receive $6000 a month to put the whole magazine together and that included his salary. He wrote most all the articles using different sur names. Did all of photography him self too. He is a genius.

He coined a lot of nick names of the bodybuilders of that day. first one to call the machine 'pec dek'. and the tv show its name 'Muscle sport USA'.  He was also a good bodybuilder winning shows like the East Coast, Eastern usa, and Mr. New Jersey.

He had some down times as of late when his wife Linda died of brain cancer . We still keep in touch by e mail .I owe a debt to him for all he  has done for me. A very kind man


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Moosejay on August 06, 2008, 12:12:27 AM
O Rly?

That's called, 'onemonapea'(sp)


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: Fortress on August 06, 2008, 07:39:19 AM
Denie was my friend and mentor . Much of my gym's success in the media was started by him .
I use to visit him a lot at his apartment in Bayonne NJ . Where he use to lay out the magazine on story boards at his kitchen table . Dan Lurie was a cheap boss. Denie receive $6000 a month to put the whole magazine together and that included his salary. He wrote most all the articles using different sur names .Did all of photography him self too. He is a genius .
He coined a lot of nick names of the bodybuilders of that day. first one to call the machine 'pec dek'. and the tv show its name 'Muscle sport USA'
He was also a good bodybuilder winning shows like the East Coast, Eastern usa, and Mr. New Jersey.
He had some down times as of late when his wife Linda died of brain cancer .
We still keep in touch by e mail .I owe a debt to him for all he  has done for me. Avery kind man

Interesting. And I am sorry to learn of his wife's passing.


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: slaveboy1980 on August 06, 2008, 07:49:55 AM
same denie that took all those cool nubret pics?


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: m8 on August 06, 2008, 07:55:17 AM
That's called, 'onemonapea'(sp)

 ::)


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: Ron on August 06, 2008, 09:55:27 AM

Yes, this does belong on the History Board.  A lot of people like knowing about the past, its history and the people involved in the sport.  There are always inspirational and interesting stories that are great to hear. Thanks to all that contribute on that board.  Some of my favorite threads are there.


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: wes on August 06, 2008, 11:58:21 AM
I contacted Denie on the web a few years ago.

Cool guy who wrote some great articles.


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: CharlieB on August 06, 2008, 03:07:13 PM
Hi Everyone, I will add my two cents about Denie. He and I have never met but we have conversed over the Internet through e mail for a few years now. He is a genius without doubt. I use to live in Pa. now I am in the wet state of Washington. He is friends with my by and his (Denie) buddy Pete. This man has sent me unbelievable photo's and his as Clarence Bass says "Denie's Doodles which are sometimes just plain awesome and sometimes comical. If you ask him a question he will always answer you sometimes numerous times with information. which he is a fountain of! I am just sorry I never got to meet him in person. My buddy Pete says there isn't another person like him ! Pete is very close to him and does not divulge too much as he says he feels Denie deserves his privacy also. He says when he converses with him he is in awe by how smart and forth giving as well as generous he is with his time and knowledge. I am telling you this second hand and not telling you everything as I believe in what my buddy thinks about Denie's privacy. I also agree that he seems to get pushed aside by most in the BB world, Even though he I am sure made Weider and Lurie lots of greenbacks.
He hasn't even been inducted to either of their Halls of Fame....IFBB or WBBG which is a complete slap in the face and a travesty. I don't want to criticise this site.... BUT they don't even have him listed in the Almanac section as a member of the supporting cast. I hope this is just an over sight. Anyway He is an icon in every sense of the word in the sport of weight training not just BB. WHEW! I just fell off my soap box. Thanks C.B


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: JohnnyVegas on August 06, 2008, 07:34:01 PM
Psychoblast! Now there's a book for ya.

Good to know some remember who this guy is.

Didn't he go just by the name "Denie".....very well known old timer.


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: CharlieB on August 07, 2008, 01:35:51 PM
What is another amazing thing he was part owner of a professional gym at the ripe old age of now get this 15, yeah that's right 15. It was in Jersey City N.J. where he also owned another gym when he was older that burned down in a fire. Now that is pretty impressive if you ask me. Considering most 15 y.o. kids nowadays only play x box and play station.


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: Made in Montana on August 25, 2008, 12:54:05 AM
Denie is amazing...very generous and talented. He's a great photographer. He photographed/developed/restored many photos for Serge's book that we are working on right now. He also restored/resized photos of me, Steve and my mom. He can turn color photos into black and white, add color to black and white photos and take scratches and bends out of old photos. He's very good. I talked to him for 3 1/2 hours last week and it seemed like 10 minutes. He's very interesting. He's a bodybuilder, photographer, painter, artist, physical culture historian, writer, editor and actor, etc.

Here is Bob Bonham and Serge at Bob's gym. Denie took the photo.
(http://mywebpage.netscape.com/IronGameLegendsF/Serge+at+B.jpg)


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: Moosejay on August 25, 2008, 05:58:54 PM
Denie is amazing...very generous and talented. He's a great photographer. He photographed/developed/restored many photos for Serge's book that we are working on right now. He also restored/resized photos of me, Steve and my mom. He can turn color photos into black and white, add color to black and white photos and take scratches and bends out of old photos. He's very good. I talked to him for 3 1/2 hours last week and it seemed like 10 minutes. He's very interesting. He's a bodybuilder, photographer, painter, artist, physical culture historian, writer, editor and actor, etc.

Here is Bob Bonham and Serge at Bob's gym. Denie took the photo.
(http://mywebpage.netscape.com/IronGameLegendsF/Serge+at+B.jpg)

That would be Leon Brown to the left


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: PeteH on August 29, 2008, 04:51:44 AM
Hi Yes Denie is a very special person. As Bob Bonham said he is also a good friend of mine. I met Denie when I was 14 at his gym with a mutual friend. I did not see Denie again until 2004 I was 47 then. he still remembered meeting me there. His memory and mind are unbelievable. He truly is a genius and has a great sense of humor and is one of the most generous people you would ever hope to meet and call as a friend. I just get upset with all the so called "Icons"of Bodybuilding and Weight training. The Weider's and Luries and so on. These people and the Bodybuilding Sport seem to ignore or just plain bypass everything Denie has done in and for the sport. I told him this numerous times. He Just laughs and goes on talking to me about something else.He always says THANKS though. He should at least be inducted at the very least in each of the Halls Of Fame these organizations have. he truly is an Ambassador of the sport of weighttraining and Bodybuilding. His knowledge is unsurpassed and he disperses it to anyone who may ask.........without hesitation or with intention of making a buck off that person! Truly a great friend and man.


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: JohnnyVegas on August 29, 2008, 02:26:39 PM
That would be Leon Brown to the left

Who is the cat on the right that looks like Haider???


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: CharlieB on August 29, 2008, 02:39:57 PM
Johnny V no better person to ask then Denie himself, since they are his photo's


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: Made in Montana on August 30, 2008, 12:40:26 AM
Who is the cat on the right that looks like Haider???

Sammy Ionniades (Australian champion)


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: Bob Bonham on October 13, 2008, 08:37:23 PM
If any one would like to get in touch with him  this is his e mail      deniew@live.com
Steve Zinn is coming to the gym from Syracuse NY  to visit with him.  Maybe one of you guys can get him to post some great inside stuff from his era .


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: njflex on October 15, 2008, 07:34:17 AM
Sammy Ionniades (Australian champion)
GREAT LEGS ...


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: linhorn40 on June 08, 2013, 10:45:52 AM
Hey how come there isn't anything ever written about "Denie" Walter? He was editor of Flex just before it was Flex and he was editor of MTI. he was a photojournalist as well as a competitor, author and a great contributor of the sport of Bodybuilding. I was told by a friend that he named Vince Gironda "The Iron Guru" and was the person who named the first Pec machine the "The Pec Deck". just wondering?


I knew Denie.. Very generous person..intelligent..Eve rything said about him is true..linhorn10@gmail.com


Title: Re: Denie
Post by: linhorn40 on June 08, 2013, 10:48:29 AM
What happened to him?


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: linhorn40 on June 08, 2013, 10:51:54 AM
 :Denie was last seen in  the Mount Pocono ,Stroudsburg PA  area 2 years ago. Where did he go? A mystery,unknown!! If you know his whereabouts let me know. We were good friends.. LINHORN10@GMAIL.COM


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: funk51 on August 05, 2013, 11:10:38 AM
be nice if denie would see this and come on here. in the mean time some pics.


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: funk51 on August 05, 2013, 11:11:09 AM
 :)


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: funk51 on August 05, 2013, 11:13:26 AM
 :)twiggy's big body= guards  mike gubillo, harold poole, forgot the last guys name. denie . harold was also a bouncer at new york's cheetah club.


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: funk51 on August 05, 2013, 11:14:55 AM
 ;)closer


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: funk51 on August 05, 2013, 11:18:42 AM
while i'm at it, anyone have muscle training illustrated issue 4 may 1966 freddy oritz cover in decent shape??????


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: hazbin on August 05, 2013, 11:55:36 PM
while i'm at it, anyone have muscle training illustrated issue 4 may 1966 freddy oritz cover in decent shape??????

pretty sure i do.   gimme a few days to check


Title: Re: Denie Walter? Need more about him!
Post by: funk51 on August 06, 2013, 07:59:08 AM
 that's the only one i don't have collected MTI till the early 80's.