Wednesday, August 18, 2021


Denny Denfield was known for his remarkable ability to get men to pose nude, whether he found them at beaches or in gyms.  Competitive bodybuilder and personal trainer Vince Gironda (1917-1999) somehow managed to resist Denny, but did pose for several impressive trunk shots, such as this one.  Vince was called "the iron guru" and ran a successful celebrity gym in LA that attracted the likes of Robert Blake, Cher, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, James Garner, Brian Keith, Jeff Goldblum, Clint Walker, Peter Lupus, Sean Penn, and Erik Estrada. That's not even the whole list, lol.



  1. Look at those pecs! Nice and an legs,too. Is the yellowish cast due to age? Too bad he refused to pose full frontal, though.

    1. Yes, I think the photo aged poorly. Mr. Gironda probably didn't pose nude because of concern for his business. Also, I suppose it's possible that Denfield didn't even ask him.

  2. Gironda so handsome in this picture. He should have done more work with the physique photographers of that time, especially the photographers back East (Lon Hanagan and Douglas Juleff would of have been perfect) Gironda was said to be a gruff, tell like it is individual and well respected in the bodybuilding community. As you have noted he ran a very well known and serious gym. -RJ/IE

  3. Gironda should have done nude fotos, he had the bod and the look. Too bad Denfield couldn't get him to pose nude, it would have been great if he had. Better yet imagine Gironda being photographed nude by Juleff or Hanagan, the best..:)