arnold schwarzenegger: a portrait

1974

Thirty-five years ago Arnold Schwarzenegger was a recent Austrian immigrant, a world champion in a sport — bodybuilding — that virtually guaranteed him anonymity. Yet through his friendship in the 1970's with George Butler, whose book and film, Pumping Iron, Arnold quickly became a household name. Since then, he became the highest paid movie star in the world and more recently, Governor of California.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Portrait splendidly illustrates and tells the story of Arnold's rapid emergence from obscurity. In 100 stunning photographs, many previously unpublished, accompanied by revealing never before disclosed anecdotes — about Arnold and his family in Austria and the untold beginnings of his emerging career — Butler reveals the human side of this living legend. Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Portrait is a lavish tribute to a larger than life celebrity figure.

This Arnold Schwarzenegger Collection has been the subject of a one man exhibition at The International Center of Photography in New York and at other museums and galleries.