This photo was taken around 1973 in Hawaii. Schwarzenegger was friends with Hawaiian gym owner and bodybuilding contest promoter Mits Kawashima. In 1968 a promoter brought Arnold Schwarzenegger to Hawaii as a guest poser and ended up leaving early and stranding Arnold. Mits and his wife Dot ended up taking Arnold out to dinner, loaned him their car, and let him lift at their gym long enough until he could arrange getting back to California. The couple and Arnold ended up being friends and business partners, co-producing bodybuilding contests in Hawaii for around 30 years. Mits died in 2012 at the age of 93 in Hawaii. One of Hawaii’s bodybuilding pioneers, he opened one Hawaii’s first gyms in 1948 and had worked with other legends including John Grimek, Larry Scott, and Sergio Oliva.
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