Friday, October 12, 2007

Introducing Classic Physique Champion - George Eiferman Mr America 1948

Check out our new video clip of George Eiferman. George was Mr. Philadelphia 1947. That year, he also competed in the Mr. America contest against Steve Reeves and came in fifth (Steve won). In 1948, he captured the Mr. America title. The following year, he appeared in a movie called "The Devil's Sleep" and played the part of a gym instructor (see our clip). In 1954, George toured with Mae West as part of a group of musclemen in her nightclub act. In 1962 (the twilight of the Golden Age of Natural Bodybuilding), he won the IFBB Mr. Universe title. He appeared on the cover of many issues of the muscle magazines during the Golden Age of Natural Bodybuilding.

George had a reputation of being a true gentlemen and a great proponent of natural bodybuilding. He once toured the country by car stopping at high schools to promote healthy living and exercise. George passed away at the age of 76 on Feb. 12, 2002. Although he is not posing in our videoclip, you can still tell what a tremendous, classic physique he had. He is still an inspiration to us all!

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