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Physical Culture

Physical Culture was 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 were found for this serial. The first copyright-renewed contribution is from January 1929. (More details) The magazine ceased publication after Macfadden's death in 1955.

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