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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Bernarr Macfadden's body-building movement that propagated regular fasting was at the height of his influence in the 1910s.
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.
In 1946 he started a new magazine, Bernarr Macfadden's Detective Magazine.
Early on Bernarr Macfadden expressed anxiety that his advocacy of muscular development might provide fodder for male sexual fantasies, denouncing "painted, perfumed, ...
After seeing the articles on Bernarr Macfadden's Physical Culture and his photo on page 30 [of the June issue], I am particularly interested in his exercise regime and how he developed his expanded chest.
( <IR> See the PULPS </IR> .) The true-story magazine, its pattern set by Bernarr Macfadden's True Story in 1919, purported to give true narratives of sensational incidents, particularly those involving sex.
I am pleased to learn that the Macfadden Communications Group, LLC, has purchased your company and that Bernarr Macfadden's granddaughter has written an article in the June anniversary issue [see page 37].
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.
Not so the competitive tabloids that had sprung up-- <IR> BERNARR MACFADDEN </IR> 's Daily Graphic (1924-32), nicknamed the "Pornographic"; Hearst's Daily Mirror (1924-1963), which immediately became a strong competitor in the war of the tabloids; and eleven papers appearing in nine other cities in the five years following the appearance of the Daily News.
Bernarr Macfadden's gorgeous six-year-old art magazine, The Dance, fell victim to the Great Depression, but while it lasted, interest in dance had grown, not only in the profession, where variety, vaudeville, the renaissance of Russian ballet, and a fledgling modern dance form warred for primacy with audiences, but among writers.
My grandfather, Bernarr Macfadden, created Dance Lovers Magazine in the early 1920s, followed by The Dance Magazine in late 1925.