The 1976 Mr Olympia contest was held in Columbus, Ohio and Arnold had just retired. In fact he was promoting this event with a local guy. I was free-lancing for the city magazine and interviewed Ahhnahld during which he flirted with Gayle just about continuously.
With Arnold out of the competition, Franco Columbo (left) who had always been Numero Two-o was the winner, with Frank Zane (center) in second place. On the right was number five Mr Boyer Coe of Lafayette, Louisiana who visited our house after the posing exhibition composited here and was a thoroughly charming Southern gentleman who knew he would never win a bodybuilding competition due to his flat abdominal musclature. But competed for years anyway.