COWER BEFORE THE

ALL-STAR SUPPORTING CAST

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Couldn’t resist Macfadden’s powerful wooing—to edit a magazine about babies.

  • Franklin Roosevelt

    How did Physical Culture quash rumors he was “unfit” to be president?

  • Charles Atlas

    Macfadden promised to make him a star—and paid for the privilege.

  • Ed Sullivan

    Ran Macfadden’s sports department, and emceed “rilly big” strongman shows.

  • Walter Winchell

    Green Graphic gossip spread slanderous stories of Macfadden munching meat.

  • Upton Sinclair

    Muckraking Jungle novelist worshipped Macfadden as his personal health guru.

  • Rudolph Valentino

    Doomed screen star’s legs were so perfect, Macfadden just had to feel them.

  • Benito Mussolini

    Dispatched a boatload of Fascist troops to invade Macfadden’s fitness citadel.