When a female employee of a law firm served Arnold with legal papers, he responded, “You cunt.” The Smoking Gun has a report on Arnold buying Pumping Iron and all outtakes for $1.25 million. The papers were delivered as part of a suit by partners of the filmmaker who wanted some of the money (Arnold eventually paid them $400,000). The remarks were repoted in 1992 by the NY Observer and in court proceedings.
An unauthorized print of Pumping Iron obtained through a private collector is playing through Tuesday at the Roxie in San Francisco (the money goes to charity and it wouldn’t look good if Arnold had tried to keep it from being shown).
I still think this is the best portrait of Arnold.