The Sergio Oliva Party Photo

Don Peters and his beautiful wife Dee hosted several great parties in the old days. This one was for Sergio Oliva who was in Los Angeles in the summer of 1968 to pose at an IFBB show promoted by Dick Tyler.

Don Peters Party

The man on the far left is Dr. Andy Burpee. The kid on Sergio's lap is Steve Peters (Don & Dee's son); the kids on the bottom are (from left) Guy Gironda and three of Dan Mackey's children. Mrs. Mackey is just below Dan, and Dee Peters is next to Don. The gal on the upper right is Dan's sister inlaw.

A very relaxed Joe Weider and Betty had a great time as did everyone present. Don Peters had a pool table inside the house and I actually managed to beat Sergio in a game of 8-ball. Don also had a complete gym inside the house which was his second home used primarily as a gym and guest house.

Vince Gironda, Dan Mackay, Joe Weider, Sergio Oliva

The Peters lived in a very beautiful home about two miles away in Sherman Oaks. The "gym house" was in North Hollywood near Valley College. Don Peters was a great guy and I always called him "The All American" bodybuilder because he was always in great shape and he was a great athlete as well. He was a very classy guy and real gentleman.

Comments 

 
#1 2013-05-30 18:16
I worked at Vince's from 1976 til 1983. Don P. dead(from steroids?) at 64. Sergio gone too. Anyone know Guy Gironda's phone # or where Madeleine Tambellini is???

Scott "Weby" Harrison
 
 
#2 2015-04-20 01:08
Hi, Scott Harrison - I'm writing a blog / commentary on the bodybuilders of the 1960s / 1970s / 1980s, and read your comment on the Don Peters / Sergio Oliva party with great interest. Any reminiscences?

- Loren Williams
 
 
#3 2016-02-01 19:11
Wondered what happened to Vince's son Guy. He had big drug and legal problems once. Who knows? Nice kid back in 70s and early 80s...then cocaine. And anything about Madeleine Tambellini? One listed in AZ but the one I and Vince knew would have been born in 1949.
 
 
#4 2016-11-03 08:58
:lol Heyh out there! anybody from the 1968 until the 1970s? Dan I miss that era when we were all bullet proof and laughing every single day with no worries except . " Did I get a pump?" as we left we looked in the last mirror before exiting the front door. Phil Adams arrested by undercover cop broad in front of the gym she played the Hooker role perfectly, The judge let Phil off but fined the rest of the Johns because they all had lawyers. Young and still fresh on the vine:Robert Blake (born Michael James Gubitosi. Phil Adams got under his skin, three Italians Vinny, Bob & Phil Granuchi
Fun all fun everyday.
jeff
 
 
#5 2016-11-03 09:05
#1 2013-05-30 18:16

I worked at Vince's from 1976 til 1983. Don P. dead (from steroids?) at 64. Sergio gone too. Anyone know Guy Gironda's phone # or where Madeleine Tambellini is???

Scott "Weby" Harrison

All gone by the wind, we all have moved on, that time was the best times of our lives, at least I think so. PS: I was not invited to Vince's Memorial I'm still pissed about that, Vinny my guru and trusted friend. Look up Madeleine Tambellini at Google everybody is there. Vinny passed away and sadly never got to pay my last respects. Vinny was a very important part of many lives

Jeff Ramsey
 

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