Rod Labbe, a freelance writer and fan of Scott's, collaborated with Scott on four articles: a two-part interview in Flex magazine, two articles in Ironman, and an article in MuscleMag International . According to Labbe, "Larry [was] my childhood hero, a true American success story. He came from nothing and reached the top as a Bodybuilder. It's an honor for me to work with him." Their last interview, entitled "The Golden Man," appeared in two consecutive issues of Ironman magazine in 2006. Before Scott's illness, he and Labbe collaborated on a new article for Films of the Golden Age magazine about American International's Muscle Beach Party (released in 1964), in which Scott played the role of "Rock," a bodybuilder who was part of "Jack Fanny's" (Don Rickles) exercise group (Scott's character name is listed incorrectly on the Internet Movie Database as "Riff" -- the shirts he wears in the film all read "Rock").