The Bodybuilding Legends Podcast
Season 7 - Old School Bodybuilding
Season 7, Episode 136 - Charles Gaines remembers George Butler

Charles Gaines, the author of the book Pumping Iron and Stay Hungry, is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about his friend and partner George Butler, who passed away last October 21st, 2021. George directed the movie “Pumping Iron” and also was the photographer of the book Pumping Iron. Charles talks about how he and George first met in 1972 on an assignment for an article about bodybuilding for Sports Illustrated magazine, the idea for the book Pumping Iron, meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger and the challenges in publishing the book and getting the movie made.

At the end of the podcast, host John Hansen reads an article about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena from the March, 2022 issue of Men’s Health magazine written by Andrew Heffenan. John also reads the article “Cutting Some Fancy Figures” written by Charles Gaines for the July 10, 1972 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.

Episode aired on March 1, 2022