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Physical Culture

Physical Culture an American magazine on bodybuilding, health, and fitness. It was founded, and for much of its run edited, by Bernarr Macfadden.

Publication History

Physical Culture began in 1899. It was retitled (or subtitled?) "Beauty and Health" in 1941 after Macfadden sold the rights to the magazine, but it appears to have re-adopted the Physical Culture title in 1943 after Macfadden regained control. The magazine may also have been renamed Macfadden's Health Review in 1950. No issue copyright renewals exist for this magazine under any of its names, but some contributions from 1924 onward have active renewals. The magazine ceased publication after Macfadden's death in 1955.

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