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A strong man’s family

A strong man’s family

Photo redesign “Bodybuilder Gene Jantzen with wife Pat and 11-month-old son Kent”

This photograph was taken by Stanley Kubrick on June 2, 1947. Kubrick was 19 at the time. The photo shows bodybuilder Gene Yanzen, the holder of the title “Best Build in America” in 1947. The husband helps his 11-month-old son Kent pull himself up while his wife watches.

Gene Yanzen received the titles “Mr. New York”, “Mr. California”, “Mr. Illinois”, “Mr. Heart of America”, “Mr. Junior America”, took third place in two competitions “Mr. America”.

© Stanley Kubrick, 1949
© LOOK Magazine Collection / Library of Congress / Prints & Photographs Division / Museum of the City of New York
© Braty Art Studio, 2021