Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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California's Gold #1007 - MUSCLE BEACH
It was one of the most famous addresses in the United States from 1934 to1959. It's not a house but a small plot of sand in Santa Monica, California.Muscle Beach started as a WPA project in 1934 and helped spawn the modernfitness movement that lives on today.
The original Muscle Beach was a plot of sand just south of Santa Monica Pier.In the beginning it wasn't about muscles, it was about fitness and fun. Men andwomen did somersaults and handstands, built human towers and threw each otheraround. Huell and Luis go back to the original plot of sand to visit with someof the men and women who made Muscle Beach their playground during its heyday.We'll see some wonderful old photos and home movies and hear some great stories.
This show has a particularly good ending as there a group of people who arebringing back the original Muscle Beach in it's original spot. The new MuscleBeach will have the old emphasis of fitness and fun and it's sure to be a hugesuccess.
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