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He slept on the floor so his blood would be able to flow according to its natural magnetic rhythm. He exercised his hair follicles by rhythmically yanking his mop, producing a disheveled appearance to match his threadbare suits. Guards at a Manhattan office building once barred him from entering until they realized that he owned the place. Macfadden made millions selling Americans on his eccentric theories about health. He founded Physical Culture City, a New Jersey town that banned phenomena its proprietor deemed unhealthy—alcohol and tobacco, doctors and medicines.

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In his biography, Mr. As a teenager, he discovered bodybuilding, which led to an early career as a barnstorming professional wrestler. Partly as a means of promoting his device, in he launched a modest periodical called Physical Culture. The magazine was an immediate success, no doubt due in large part to the photographs of health-looking men and women wearing as little as the publisher could get away with. Reaching a circulation of over two million within a decade, True Story made Macfadden a millionaire and allowed him to spread his wings in ventures ranging from movies and radio to restaurants and hotels.

His association with Dansville began in when he purchased the old Jackson Sanatorium building, which had fallen on hard times since the Jackson family abandoned it in He rechristened it the Physical Culture Hotel and put the full force of the Macfadden publicity machine behind its revival. And in , to celebrate his 81st birthday, he undertook his first parachute jump over the Dansville valley. Late in life, personal financial reversals would result in the loss of most of his holding, but he would retain possession of his beloved Physical Culture Hotel up to his death in at the age of Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly.

This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information. Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. August 16, - October 12, Reaching a circulation of over two million within a decade, True Story made Macfadden a millionaire and allowed him to spread his wings in ventures ranging from movies and radio to restaurants and hotels His association with Dansville began in when he purchased the old Jackson Sanatorium building, which had fallen on hard times since the Jackson family abandoned it in Physical Culture Hotel Brochure.

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Bernarr Macfadden: Bodybuilder, Publisher, and Eccentric Prophet of Physical Culture

Bernarr Macfadden born Bernard Adolphus McFadden , August 16, — October 12, was an American proponent of physical culture , [1] a combination of bodybuilding with nutritional and health theories. He founded the long-running magazine publishing company Macfadden Publications. He was the predecessor of Charles Atlas and Jack LaLanne , and has been credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States. Born in Mill Spring, Missouri , Macfadden changed his first and last names to give them a greater appearance of strength. As a young child, Macfadden was weak and sickly. After being orphaned by the time he was 11, he was placed with a farmer and began working on the farm.

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In his biography, Mr. As a teenager, he discovered bodybuilding, which led to an early career as a barnstorming professional wrestler. Partly as a means of promoting his device, in he launched a modest periodical called Physical Culture. The magazine was an immediate success, no doubt due in large part to the photographs of health-looking men and women wearing as little as the publisher could get away with. Reaching a circulation of over two million within a decade, True Story made Macfadden a millionaire and allowed him to spread his wings in ventures ranging from movies and radio to restaurants and hotels. His association with Dansville began in when he purchased the old Jackson Sanatorium building, which had fallen on hard times since the Jackson family abandoned it in He rechristened it the Physical Culture Hotel and put the full force of the Macfadden publicity machine behind its revival.

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