Bernarr Macfadden


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A flamboyant American (1890-1944), née Bernard Adolphus McFadden, who founded the physical culture movement. His name was in its day synonymous with popular health and exercise
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America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr MacFadden Transformed the Nation through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet.
America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet (Harper), the largely forgotten pulp publishing magnate and fanatical physical training guru has his wild story told for the first time in many decades.
While Griffith does justice to Bernarr Macfadden as a New Thought teacher, she says nothing about the religious background of the man born Bernard McFadden or the Catholic roots of Macfadden's protege Charles Atlas, who was born Angelo Siciliano.
The ideas that Bernarr Macfadden developed throughout his lifetime were not all original.
Early on Bernarr Macfadden expressed anxiety that his advocacy of muscular development might provide fodder for male sexual fantasies, denouncing "painted, perfumed, .
Yet it is clear that the health and fitness of women had become a concern for a substantial number of physical culturists, running the gamut from crackpots such as Bernarr MacFadden to respectable and respected physical educators such as Diocletian Lewis, Catherine Beecher, and Dudley Sargent.
In mid-2001 Dance Magazine remembered its beginnings as it came under the aegis of Macfadden Communications LLC, heirs in name to the periodical founded by Bernarr Macfadden, a "dance lover.
My grandfather, Bernarr Macfadden, created Dance Lovers Magazine in the early 1920s, followed by The Dance Magazine in late 1925.