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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 28, 2014, 06:50:42 PM
5 cents a scoop? Jeeez Stunt you ARE old.

We would lean our bikes up against the theater (no locks) and also paid 25 cents for a Saturday matinee kids fest. When we came out our bikes were always untouched. Times were sweet in the late 40s early 50s. Moms did not worry when their 10 year olds were gone all day.

I could buy 5 gallons of gas, a 5 pack of Hava Tampa cigars and a quart of Olympia beer from an old Chinese couple for one dollar and 25 cents (a pre KMART store) at age 17 on the way to the beach.
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 28, 2014, 12:12:42 PM
I had a Curries on my walk home from grammar school. Aaaah Pistachio. Six years later I had a jones for a Curries waitress at their Encino, Ca. shop. 10cents for a single scoop. Went to a quarter by 1957.
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 27, 2014, 06:16:46 PM
Bill was a regular at Muscle Beach when he did all those pics for muscle mags, ads for muscle mags and front covers. He did a record inverted parallel bar dip record set at Muscle Beach. I had dinner with Bill and Steve Reeves at Rand's Roundup in the mid 50s and we all met up at Muscle Beach the next day where both did some posing on the platform. When he was awarded the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame a few years ago there were other MB landmark connections I cant remember. He deserved the award that day.

When I think of Muscle Beach I think of Steve, Bill and then my days on the stage.
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 27, 2014, 04:59:28 PM
William Smith

Mini Biography

Biker, bare-knuckle brawler, cowboy, Bee-Girl fighter, vampire hunter . . . William Smith has done it all. He was born on March 24, 1934, in Columbia, Missouri, on Rolling Acres, a Hereford cattle ranch. After losing everything to the dust bowl, the family moved to California. From 1942, when he was eight, through young adulthood, Bill appeared in many movies as an extra (uncredited). After high school, he joined the Air Force and served during the Korean War and flew secret ferret missions over Russia while in the NSA. He studied at the University of Munich, and Syracuse University. He graduated cum laude at UCLA. Bill would go on to become one of Hollywood's best-known character actors, with over 300 TV and movie credits. On TV he played in many westerns (did his own horseback riding), cop and sci-fi shows. He's best remembered for appearing in "Batman" (1966) as, appropriately, Adonis in the last episode. He was a series regular in "Hawaii Five-O" (1968), where he played Det. James "Kimo" Carew (the episode with Cathy Lee Crosby, "The Kahuna," drew particularly high ratings). On the big screen, Bill is legendary for biker flicks (he does his own motorcycle riding). His first biker flick, Run, Angel, Run! (1969), was shot in 13 days for under $100,000--and made $13 million! This was followed by Angels Die Hard (1970). These early, ground-breaking features defined the genre, and would be imitated endlessly (but never duplicated). In the early 1970s, Bill got into horror films--playing a vampire slayer in Grave of the Vampire (1974)--and science fiction, in the camp classic Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973), where he fought killer insect-women wearing sunglasses. Just about everybody's favorite William Smith movie, though, is Any Which Way You Can (1980), where as a bare-knuckle brawler he had a knock-down, drag-out fight with Clint Eastwood that wrecked about half the town. Tougher than Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill played his dad in Conan the Barbarian (1982), and was one of the few actors in the wildly popular, but critically lambasted, youth-oriented Red Dawn (1984) to receive any recognition from critics. He was in what could be called a textbook example of low-budget, campy sci-fi, Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988). Just about everybody who has ever worked with Bill speaks highly of him. He's educated, intelligent and energetic. A true legend in the business, Bill's acting career is still going strong in 2006, well into the 64th year of his career.
William Smith is probably best known for his portrayal as "Falconetti" in "Rich Man, Poor Man" (1976). He first came to the screen as a child actor in films such as Going My Way (1944) and The Song of Bernadette (1943), before entering the service during the Korean War. There, his fluency in five languages landed him in the N.S.A. Security Squadron 6907. While working towards his doctorate, he landed a contract with MGM and never looked back. Over the next thirty years, Smith became one of the kings of B-movie villainy. With a prolific number of roles in westerns, biker, horror, sci-fi, and action pictures, his face-and muscular physique-are familiar to generations of movie fans.

Appeared in the final episode of "Batman" (1966).

Lifetime Achievement Award from Academy of Bodybuilding and Fitness

Record-holder for reverse-curling his own body weight.

2 Time Arm Wrestling World Champion-200lb class-Petaluma, CA

Served in the Airforce, National Security Agency, during the Korean War.

Graduated UCLA Cum Laude.

He was the Marlboro Man in the final televised Marlboro commercial.

Fluent in English, Russian, German, French, Serbo-Croatian.

Competed as a downhill skier in AAU events at Mammoth Mountain

Competed in motocross events with Steve McQueen and doubled as one of the track riders in C.C. and Company (1970).

Had a 31-1 record as an amateur boxer

Held the Air Force Light-Heavyweight Weightlifting Championship

Performed over 5,100 continuous sit-ups over a five hour period

Played semi-pro football for the Wiesbaden Flyers in Germany

Has a Masters Degree in Russian and taught Russian Language Studies at UCLA in the late 1950s.

Won a Muscle Beach contest by performing 35 inverted handstand dips.

Honorary member of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures.

Direct descendant of Western figures Kit Carson and Daniel Boone.

Bruce Lee personally offered Smith the co-lead in Enter the Dragon (1973), but another film went over schedule and John Saxon stepped into the role.

Filmed an eight-minute test pilot portraying Caine for the TV series "Kung Fu" (1972), wearing prosthetic eyepieces to make him appear chinese. The network wanted Smith for the role, but producer Jerry Thorpe ultimately deemed him too muscular and menacing.

Studied kung fu for eight years with Jimmy Woo and kenpo karate master Ed Parker.

Stunt doubled for former Tarzan Lex Barker while living in France.

Turned down the role of Tarzan at MGM.

Training partner of first Mr. Olympia, Larry Scott.

Fought California wildfires in the early 1950s

Worked as a lifeguard on the French Riviera

Worked as a trainer at Bert Goodrich's Hollywood Gym

Child actor in both "A" and "B" movies of the 1940s. He stated in a horror magazine that during breaks on the set of The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), star Lon Chaney Jr., treated all of the children on the set to ice cream.

Threw the discus 151 feet at a time when the top AAU distance was 150.6 feet.

Won the Light-Heavyweight German-Austrian Boxing Championship while in the service.

Considered the worlds best bull whip handler.

In 1942's The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), he plays the boy who throws the little girl's ball to the top of the roof. This role marks the first of his many appearances as a villain.

His favorite writer is Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Recipient of the 2008 Silver Spur Award.

Recipient of the 2005 Southern California Motion Picture Council Award.

Muscle Beach Hall of Fame Award.
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 27, 2014, 08:21:24 AM
Drasin just informed me that Bill has a voice problem and no longer does interviews. I heard an unconfirmed report last year that he may have had a stroke. I trust not. My heroes are made of steel.
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 26, 2014, 04:57:40 PM
When Steve Reeves was off filming it was William Smith who was my trainer at Bert Goodrich Gym. I had the honor to nominate him for the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame. Bill was not only a versatile actor he was an American war hero/spy, spoke 5 languages, taught Russian, friend of Bruce Lee (see attached movie) holds world records in feats of strength incl. inverted dips done at Muscle Beach long ago, on cover of many musclemags,  "worlds greatest bull whip aficionado", and all around good guy. He and Steve were my teen muscleman heroes.

Bill is still with us at age 81. I have asked Ric Drasin to interview him...fingers crossed.

My fav fight scene,,,

7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 26, 2014, 11:05:34 AM
I never did understand this pic with shirts off....Bert Goodrich would have never allowed this during real time. Shirts did come off for magazine shots.
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Who is the oldest on getbig? on: July 26, 2014, 09:23:23 AM
I won the Over 50 Mr. San Francisco in 1990.
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 25, 2014, 12:33:50 PM
Sorry I don't remember the place you speak of. At the end of Densmore Street, which is the street I lived on, was a Love's Barbecue. I think we ate there at least once a week. Also on  that corner of Ventura was a chilidog stand. My daily snack getting off the bus from school was a chilidog and shoestring potatoes. It is amazing that I didn't get fat in those days.

Do you remember Du-Par's in North Hollywood? They had the best coleslaw. My dad and I used to eat at the Hotdog Show on the corner of Ventura and Coldwater.

I do remember the Hotdog Show. From 1971-1974 I went to Harvard Military School one block north from there on Coldwater Canyon. Vince Gironda opened his gym about a mile east from there on Ventura Blvd. I was a downtown L.A. kid (L.A. High after I escaped F'ing military school). The valley was a school bus ride and later an adventure in my '51 yellow Plymouth vert. I figure you are 2-3 years younger than I. I remember that Du Pars for the best lemon meringue pie. Place is still there today. 
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 24, 2014, 07:39:38 PM
Can I stay off topic for one more minute?

Hey Prime remember Curries Ice Cream Parlor at Yarmoth and Ventura Blvd. Encino? They had an amazing juke box selector at each table and a Swami napkin holder that would answer yes/no questions. Also Suzie Black worked there. I had an amazing crush on her. We dated only once....sadly.  Later she went to USC and married one of the McKeever brothers. (football fame twins).

OK Stunt I promise...thats it. Back to MB.
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: HAMAS soldiers beat Palestinians... on: July 24, 2014, 09:08:30 AM
I have walked the streets of both West Bank Palestine and Israel. With one you have a population that wants to kill the other on sight and drive them to the sea. With the other both Jews and Arabs Moslems walk together and respect each others place of worship. At work they earn the same rate of pay.

Can you name them?
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Israel-Arab Conflict (Getbigger-Way) on: July 23, 2014, 04:26:34 PM
The Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, where Mohamed is said to have risen to heaven on his horse Barack, is the second or third most holy spot in Islam. Moslems are allowed to come visit and worship in peace and quiet. The Israeli military keeps away Jewish zealots so peace is always at hand. Much respect is given to the Moslem worshipers. I have been there and watched.

NOW if the Palestinians were in charge what are the odds that Jewish worshipers to the Wall would be equally respected and protected? Slim and NONE. In fact they would be shot and dragged to the landfill.

So....lets say the Jews simply vanished. In 10 years poverty and ruin would sweep Palestine. Roads would crumble, industry would halt, water works and electricity would be little and scarce. Sewage would run in the gutters. Other Arab countries do not like Palestinians and would not invest. . They treat Palestinians like the blacks were treated in the USA 200 years ago. The only support they get now is lip service because of shared Zionism hatred.
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The top-3 funniest things ever posted on Getbig on: July 22, 2014, 10:19:41 AM
For the last few days, it's been any response to Vince Basile using this gif

Being 74 myself I should not laugh at this (I do)
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 2014 NPC USA - Matt Porter on: July 22, 2014, 10:18:06 AM
Another 'good guy' in our sport. I have watched him from the beginning. Improves every year. He has so much else going on in the back dept. that he will get a pass on lat width and length.
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Israel-Arab Conflict (Getbigger-Way) on: July 22, 2014, 09:37:42 AM
I like those maps above....very accurate. When the Palestinians ran the show their people were hardly any better off than the Bedouins who traveled thru their land. Digging a hole in the yard to pee and poop. Hardly any electricity or fresh water. Agriculture was scant. Roads were mainly dirt. The place was like rural Afghanistan. With the Jews in control the Palestinian people have education, fresh water, electricity, paved roads, sanitation, free to worship, and JOBS. If they drew the lucky boundary card they live inside Israel and have Israeli citizenship with ALL the goodies incl. a passport.  Yes if in Gaza or West Bank they are squeezed in small areas....they lost a war. Shit happens.

And why are Palestinians treated so bad when they go to Saudi, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and other Arab countries when looking for work or refuge? Why don't those countries help more? The answer is in the question.
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Israel-Arab Conflict (Getbigger-Way) on: July 21, 2014, 01:40:49 PM
The Hamas charter is on line. Please go read it. Its in their charter to drive every Jew into the sea. How can you negotiate peace with that thinking? All Israel wants is to be recognized and to stop sending in indiscriminate missiles. Nothing more. They will continue to employ Palestinian workers a a fare wage. They want to jointly with the Jordanians and Palestinians develop the Dead Sea by siphoning in Red Sea water into the Dead Sea (1250 foot siphon drop)  thru hydro electric turbines making electricity to desalinate the water. With the potash along the Dead Sea shores and fresh water they all can cultivate new farms, build villages, employ 50,000 Arabs and build peace. The desert will turn into the new California San Juaquin Valley. So far only Israel sits at that table. Surprised?
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Israel-Arab Conflict (Getbigger-Way) on: July 21, 2014, 08:51:59 AM
There was no Israel either

Most every border on earth has changed over the centuries. Migration and war. The USA is rather new in the scheme of history
as is Canada and Mexico. All of South America. How many times has the Balkans moved borders? Israel was born out of a bloody war. The spoils go to the victor. This been going on since Alexander the Great and Genghis Kahn.

18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Israel-Arab Conflict (Getbigger-Way) on: July 21, 2014, 08:30:38 AM
After the last Gaza Hamas random missile attacks into Israeli villages which led to all out war....when the truce was negotiated Hamas asked that Israel abandon and leave behind the worlds largest hydroponic farm just inside of the Gaza border. This was built by and run by Israel investors, all Palestinian workers. All the produce went to the Palestinian people. It was agreed.
Within 3 days the entire farm was torn leveled and hauled piece by piece to a flea market on the Gaza/Egypt border. Plastic tube, bins, pumps, generators, and constructions materials were segregated and placed on blankets for sale.

In-site as to who we are dealing with here. And remember that Israel warned Gaza citizens to move south last week. Israel wanted to destroy the smuggling tunnels into Israel. Hamas demanded that the citizens remain to act as human shields around their rocket launchers placed in homes, schools, hospitals and Mosques. The four Palestinian boys killed on  the beach were playing next to a rocket launcher.

If you lived lets say in Miami Beach and random missiles landed in town unannounced forcing the entire population into shelters would you be pissed? Or would you ask your government to capitulate, play nice nice and leave Miami Beach to the terrorists? Over half of all Palestinian jobs are with Israeli firms. Pay is equal to Israeli citizens. 80% of all Palestinian water, electricity and sewage is handled by Israel. They have yet to be compensated but continue the service (when not being shelled).

Most Palestinians I have met in Israel and the West Bank are sweet hard working people. Hamas is a nasty unrelenting evil terrorist group hell bent on driving all Jews to the sea. They do not care about their own  people and place them in harms way. The Palestinian people need to rid themselves of this evil presence.

19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle Beach History - by Stuntmovie on: July 20, 2014, 10:53:16 PM
Prime I know State Beach well. My college beach. I played volleyball 'till I dropped. We built our own mini surf boards and called them Belly Boards. Life Magazine took pics of us belly boarding some State Beach storm breakers one December. No wet suits just white T shirts. The term Belly Board went world wide. My high school summers were spent at Sorrento Beach just south of State. Grammar school years were spent at Muscle Beach. I remember filling water melons with Myers 151 Rum and bringing them to State.

I also had amazing beach time around the world and sailed both the Mediterranean amd Caribbean. I may never see the sea again and thats OK with me. I now enjoy the lakes and streams of Arizona's White Mountains. I saw a giraffe give birth.

Life has been amazing.......
20  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: This Is What Your Future Holds America! on: July 20, 2014, 09:00:43 AM
I blame your piece of shit ancestors for bringing the Hebronics over here in the first place. Ship an already primitive people 6K miles from their home, enslave them for 150 years, abuse and disenfranchise them for another 100, then let them loose on society and have the nerve to gasp in bewilderment at the subsequent chronic underachievement and pants sagging of peace.  Roll Eyes

Horseshit. My ancestors all came from England and settled in Illinois. Most of the men in the family died fighting the South to free the slaves. But, what does piss me off is that there has never been a thank you from our black brothers to the one million plus white men who died in their behalf.
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Most cums in 24 hours. on: July 20, 2014, 08:53:12 AM
Joining the "that shit aint happening any more crowd"....50 years ago, got it 50, after my divorce I moved down to the USC campus and slept on my brothers couch until got my bearings. Met a 6' tall long legged blond coed. Fast forward she rented a room on the beach in Malibu as a treat as she called it. She brought a dozen 4X condoms (about the best back then) and challenged me to "fill them up by morning". FAIL. Well not to 11. Was damn near shooting blood. These days its 20 years younger wife, rest, hydration, prayer and Cialis. And for you kids who wonder about the is still just as good!!
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Today's Veterans wear it like a badge whereas our forefathers kept quiet on: July 20, 2014, 08:37:15 AM
Chill Big Al.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Cody Montgomery-does it really means something beeing 2/3x teen nationals champ on: July 19, 2014, 02:17:27 PM
At time I really gave a pfuck about winning a National title. Now I could careless in the scheme of life. I have a second place in both the Masters Mr. America and NPC Masters Nationals. I met Cody back stage about 2 years ago in Pittsburgh. Winning meant everything to him. I am sure he will move into the Open shows and do well. Friendly kid.
24  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: This Is What Your Future Holds America! on: July 19, 2014, 02:07:33 PM
I can hear Bill Cosby now..."you ought to be ashamed of yourselves".
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: F35 at Farnborough airshow on: July 19, 2014, 11:28:33 AM
I believe the Indian Air Defense head said that the Russian equiv to the F35 is garbage and wants out of the joint Russia/India development project. "It would be a better investment to buy off the shelf F35s".

So....who the fuck knows.
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