MacFadden, Bernarr

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MacFadden, Bernarr (b. Bernard Adolphus McFadden)

(1868–1955) publisher; born in Mill Spring, Mo. In 1899 he founded Physical Culture magazine to promote his ideas on self-help, fitness, and healthy living; he built a publishing empire that included the first confessions magazines and the New York Evening Graphic, a sex- and scandal-filled tabloid of the 1920s.
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Those fascinated with muscular development garnered considerable inspiration from antiquity, becoming, as fitness impresario and Physical Culture magazine publisher Bernarr Macfadden termed it, "re-born in the wisdom of the ancients.
The true confession pulps were the brainchild of physical-fitness-print-impresario Bernarr MacFadden.
One easily anticipates the genuine source of Davidson's antipathy for a businessman like Bernarr MacFadden.
68) Fasting and other dieting practices were taken up by the body-building culture, most prominently by Bernarr Macfadden, who published a magazine for body-builders.
America; how muscular millionaire Bernarr Macfadden transformed the nation through sex, salad, and the ultimate starvation diet.
He was Bernarr Macfadden, and he has a fair claim to being the father of the modern manias for health food and bodybuilding--and also for gritty tabloid journalism and reality TV.
Deeply influenced by Bernarr Macfadden, founder of the physical culture movement of the 1930s (and, as it happens, owner of The Dance, the precursor to Dance Magazine), Trager trained as a professional boxer, body builder, and acrobatic dancer.
With regard to sources, Griffith covers the canon from Cotton Mather through Princeton Presbyterians; but she adds consideration of Mormons, Methodists, and other evangelicals including Jerry Falwell, and New Thought leaders from Mary Baker Eddy through Bernarr Macfadden.
Hearst Newspapers countered with its tabloid New York Daily Mirror in 1924, and the New York Evening Graphic, with a sensationalist bent, was invented by Bernarr MacFadden.
Founded by Bernarr MacFadden, an outspoken advocate for physical fitness, the dedicated group takes a plunge in the frosty Atlantic Ocean every Sunday from November through April.
Bernarr Macfadden (1868-1955) began life as a sickly child who eventually realized that a strict diet and regular exercise could cure him.