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SERGIO OLIVA – “The Myth”
SERGIO OLIVA – “The Myth”
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SERGIO OLIVA – “The Myth”    3 TIME MR. OLYMPIA - 1967, 1968 & 1969

The Key Contents:


1972 Outdoor filming: London
This historic footage was shot by Wayne on Wanstead Heath, in London, 2 days after the 1972 Mr Olympia where Sergio narrowly lost to Arnold in Essen, Germany. The action depicted in this sequence is said by many to be the greatest ever pumping and posing footage to be captured outdoors on film, showing a Mr Olympia title holder in top contest condition.

Sergio oiled up, pumped up with dumbells then posed his heart out for the camera, delivery a virtuoso posing rendition of his Mr Olympia posing routine. This was then topped off with bodypart posing in closeup. In particular the posing of Sergio's arms was awesome to behold, to put it mildly! Complete with the famous "Myth" arms up in the air pose.

While Wayne was busy filming, famous gym owner and long time friend Wag Bennett was snapping away getting photos to record this historic film shoot for posterity. You will see some of these photos in the DVD's Photo Gallery. Wag also shot the photo (coming soon below) of Wayne taking photos of Sergio with the big old Mamiya camera affectionately known as "The Tank"!


1977 Outdoor filming: Paris

Once again this footage was shot by Wayne, this time on the day after Sergio won the Pro Class of the 1977 WABBA World Championships. This classic men's contest was staged by Serge Nubret in Paris, where Sergio had guest posed at the Nubret's promoted Mr Olympia event 6 years earlier. Sergio's 1971 guest posing is included in this DVD on "The Myth".

The popular shooting formula was used again at pool-side with Sergio first of all oiling and pumping up before launching into his classic and once again winning posing routine. In this segment Sergio is assisted in his pumping up by Miss Olympus Lynde Johnson who willingly obliged by sitting on his back while he did pushups! At the end of the posing routine segment, Sergio again gave us some mind blowing closeup posing of various bodyparts for Wayne's super 8 film camera.

After the usual posing for photos, which again you can see in the Photo Gallery, the filming session was all over far too quickly as it became freezing cold at pool side! As far as we know, these were the only 2 professional outdoor film posing sessions ever shot with Sergio during his long career.

Sergio in the Gym: Chicago

We  are indebted to Sergio and Frank Marchante, Sergio's biographer, for allowing us to use some highlights from the training video offered by Sergio in the mid 80s. It is now no longer available and is extremely rare footage.

My sincere thanks to all of the people who contributed footage and photos to make this a fitting tribute to SERGIO OLIVA, truly one of the greatest bodybuilders who ever lived. The Myth is now a reality and preserved for all to enjoy on DVD. All the many contributors are thanked in the end credits of the DVD.

SPECIAL NOTE:
The 1972 Sergio footage was previously part of my videos V-115 with Frank Zane. This Sergio footage is now the key part of the above DVD. Later this year the FRANK ZANE outdoor posing from video V-115 will become the key part of my History of Frank Zane DVD.

Total Contents of this DVD:

WAYNE'S CLASSIC OUTDOOR POSING FOOTAGE -
1972 Pumping & Posing on Wanstead Heath, London in his best ever shape, 2 days after the Essen Mr Olympia.
1977 Pumping & Posing pool side in Paris on the day after he won the WABBA Pro World.

The Sergio DVD also contains the following major scenes from Contests or Guest Posing:
1966 AAU Mr America
1966 Mr Olympia
1967 Mr Olympia
1968 Mr Olympia
1968 Guest Posing in CA
1969 Mr Olympia
1970 Mr Olympia
1971 NABBA Pro Mr Universe
1971 Guest Posing at the Mr Olympia in Paris plus training
1972 Mr Olympia
1974 Guest posing in Australia
1974 Guest Posing at a WBGG event in NY
1975 Guest Posing in Mexico
1976 Mr Olympus, WBBG
1976 Guest Posing at AFAB/IFBB Mr USA in Oakland, CA
1977 WABBA Pro World, Paris
1984 Mr Olympia
1984 Guest Posing in Europe
1985 Mr Olympia
1985 Guest Posing at IFBB Mr Germany
Sergio's interview at his home including posing clips to open the DVD.
1985 Workout highlights.
1995 Mr Olympia - Past Olympia Winner’s Reunion.
2003 Mr Olympia - Interview at the Expo.
2004 Mr Olympia – “FLEX” Hall of Fame award presentation at the Expo.
2007 Ironage Reunion dinner - Photos only.

Extras:  Photo Gallery.

Front cover photo by Artie Zeller. Other photos by Wayne Gallasch, Wag Bennett. Most of this early Olympia footage has never been seen on video or DVD before.



Sergio's complete contest history.

Height 5'10"
Born July 4, 1941 in Cuba
 
1964
Mr America - AAU, 7th
Mr America - AAU, Most Muscular, 3rd

1965
Mr America - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr America - AAU, 4th
Junior Mr America - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Junior Mr America - AAU, 2nd

1966
Mr America - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr America - AAU, 2nd
Junior Mr America - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Junior Mr America - AAU, Winner
Mr Olympia - IFBB, 4th
Mr World - IFBB, Overall Winner
Mr World - IFBB, Tall, 1st

1967
Mr Olympia - IFBB, Winner
Universe - IFBB, Tall, 1st
Universe - IFBB, Overall Winner

1968
Mr Olympia - IFBB, Winner

1969
Mr Olympia - IFBB, Winner

1970
Mr Olympia - IFBB, 2nd
Mr World - AAU, Pro Tall, 2nd

1971
Universe - Pro - NABBA, Tall, 2nd

1972
Mr Galaxy - WBBG, Winner
Mr Olympia - IFBB, 2nd

1973
Mr International - IFBB, Medium, Disqualified

1974
Mr International - WBBG, Professional, 1st

1975
Mr Olympus - WBBG, Winner

1976
Mr Olympus - WBBG, Winner

1977
World Championships - WABBA, Professional, 1st

1978
Mr Olympus - WBBG, Winner

1980
World Championships - WABBA, Professional, 1st
Pro World Cup - WABBA, Winner

1981
Pro World Cup - WABBA, Winner

1984
Mr Olympia - IFBB, 8th

1985
Mr Olympia - IFBB, 8th

"It has been 12 months in the planning and making and will be my tribute to his life in bodybuilding. Sergio is probably the most genetically gifted and totally amazing bodybuilder I have ever seen in all my 41 years of shooting top bodybuilders." Wayne Gallasch, April 2008.

He truly is The Myth!



Running Time: 150 mins

* Available in NTSC DVD Only (Region Free)
* THIS DVD WILL PLAY ON ANY DUAL SYSTEM NTSC / PAL DVD PLAYER AND TV. Or any PC DVD.

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